Exercise Sciences
 

Therapeutic Modalities

Therapeutic Modalities
Hydrotherapy, massage, traction, radiant energy, heat, cold, and electrotherapy.
EXSC
415
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesAthletic training major status.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining EXSC 415
Course Outcomes: 

Cryotherapy

The student will demonstrate the ability to properly select the appropriate parameters, prepare, and apply a(n): cold whirlpool treatment, controlled cold therapy unit, ice bag, vapo-coolant spray, ice immersion, ice massage, contrast bath, cryokinetics

Thermotherapy

The student will demonstrate the ability to properly select appropriate parameters, prepare, and apply a(n): moist heat pack, paraffin treatment, warm whirlpool treatment, fluidotherapy, diathermy, infrared

Electrotherapy

The student will demonstrate the ability to properly select appropriate parameters, prepare, and apply a(n): sensory-level pain control treatment, noxious-level pain control treatment, motor-level pain control treatment, muscle re-education treatment, muscle pumping treatment, acute edema treatment, chronic edema treatment, muscle spasm treatment, muscle splinting treatment, muscle atrophy retardation treatment, iontophoresis treatment, MENS treatment

Electrical Stimulation Units

The student will demonstrate proficiency in the setup and application of the following types of electrical stimulation units: Monophasic stimulator (e.g., high volt stimulation), Biphasic stimulator (e.g., TENS, NMES), Direct current (e.g., iontophoresis), Alternating current (e.g., interferential, NMES)

Ultrasound

The student will demonstrate the ability to properly select appropriate parameters, prepare, and apply a: thermal direct/indirect ultrasound treatment, nonthermal direct/indirect ultrasound, treatment, combination electric-stimulation/ultrasound, treatment, phonophoresis treatment

Traction

The student will demonstrate the ability to properly select appropriate parameters, prepare, and apply: mechanical traction, manual traction, positional traction

Intermittent Compression

The student will demonstrate the ability to properly select appropriate parameters, prepare, and apply intermittent compression.

Massage

The student will demonstrate the ability to prepare and apply a massage treatment. The student will demonstrate the ability to properly perform massage strokes: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, vibration