This foundational course focuses on clinical examination and evaluation skills. Examination is focused on patient history taking, systems review, and tests and measures including: posture, range of motion and goniometry, manual muscle testing, special tests, neurologic and vascular testing, gait, and palpation.
The purpose of this course is to develop evaluation, diagnosis, and prognosis skills. The course will provide a problem-solving approach to learning. Demonstration experiences and case studies will reinforce the theoretical knowledge and provide hands on experience and learning.