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Manual Stretching Techniques in Anatomical Planes of Motion:

Break for Lab with Lecture on UE stretching: (ExtraIf time permits: review of
LE stretching as an intro to Ther Ex II)

Remember to use good body mechanics for both the patient and yourself and support
the patient to prevent injury to the patient and yourself. Any and all equipment must be
used correctly and safely. The environment must be clean for infection control. Always
make sure you have identified your patient through name identification, and be
knowledgeable on emergency procedures-if an emergency arises, take appropriate
action. Make sure the clinical environment is safe

Be timely, accurate, concise, logical, and legible in your documentation. You notes
should reflect the appropriate information of the days activities/responses and be
designed towards the POC established by the physical therapist. Use the appropriate
format required by state laws, the facility, and understand the importance for
reimbursement.

Work within the correct role as a PTA under the standards of practice and ethics. Be
respectful to cultural differences among patients, healthcare providers, classmates,
instructors, and other staff members. You must exhibit good conduct to meet the
expectations of the patient, healthcare provider, and those providing healthcare by being
safe, ethical, legal and knowledgeable.

Communication is both verbal and nonverbal. You will be communicating with the
therapist, patient/caregiver, health care personnel, and other staff members/patients.
Use effective language for the appropriate situation. Be clear, concise, and use
appropriate tone/voice/speed. Body language plays a major role in your delivery.
Remember to appropriately induce yourself as a student PTA to your patient during your
clinical rotations.

Demonstrate/communicate with patient/caregiver


Shoulder:
Flexion/Hyperextension
Abduction
External/Internal Rotation
Horizontal Abduction/Adduction

Scapula Mobility: (See Chapter 5 for techniques)

Elbow:
Flex/Extension

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Forearm:
Supination/Pronation

Wrist:
Flex/Extension
Radial/Ulnar Deviation

Digits:
CMC Joint of the Thumb
MCP Joints of the digits
PIP and DIP joints

(ExtraIf time permits: review of LE stretching as an intro to Ther Ex II)

Hip:
Flexion with and without knee extension/Extension
Abduction/Adduction
External/Internal Rotation

Knee:

Flexion/Extension

Ankle/Foot:

Dorsiflexion/Plantarflexion
Inversion/Eversion
Flexion/Extension of the toes

HEP being delivered must be understood by the patient/caregiver as directed by the


supervising physical therapist, leading towards functional activities. This will allow the
patient to achieve outcomes based on the POC established by the physical therapist.

Neck and Trunk (Chapter 16) Ther Ex II


Self-Stretching Techniques (Chapter 17-22) Ther Ex II