Jun 27, 2022  
Graduate 2021-2023 
    
Graduate 2021-2023

PHTH 6340 - Electrotherapeutics (2)


This course includes the theory of electrophysiology of the neuromuscular system and testing, interpretation, and the application of electrotherapeutic procedures (including galvanic tetanus ratio test, reaction of generation test, strength-duration curve and chronaxie test, facial nerve excitability test, repetitive stimulation tests, nerve conduction velocity testing, electromyographic evaluation, and biofeedback). The use of electrotherapeutic modalities for the treatment of neuromuscular, orthopedic, and integumentary disorders will be discussed and practiced. Laboratory experience is a major component of this course. The course is divided into four areas. The first area highlights the basics concepts of electricity and how these concepts are applied therapeutically. The second area focuses on the physiological effects of electricity as it applies to motor response, pain modulation, and tissue repair. The third area addresses the specific modalities used in electrotherapy, including: galvanic stimulation [including low and high volt stimulation] and iontophoresis; transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, microcurrent electrical nerve stimulation, Russian stimulation and interferential current; and biofeedback. The fourth area highlights basic electrophysiological testing, including: chronaxie, strength duration, reaction of degeneration, nerve conduction velocity, and basic EMG interpretation. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of all prior, required coursework and/or permission of the instructor