DPT 802: Physical Therapy for the Integumentary

Class Program
Credits 3
The integumentary system is an integral part of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal and cardiopulmonary practice. Because of this widespread influence, physical therapists should be well informed regarding how the integumentary system fits into all phases of practice. This course is structured to provide the student with basic knowledge of the integumentary system, what to examine and how to intervene when pathology is present. Selected modalities are reviewed and discussed as specific interventions for the integumentary system. The content is primarily delivered in lecture format and analysis of selected cases presented to the student. Common pathologic integumentary conditions are presented in relation to other musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and cardiovascular pathologies. Students are also exposed to common skin conditions and cancer.