This course builds on the basic concepts of physiotherapy (PT)learned in OTP 300 raising skills to the practice entry level for the OTA/PTA. This course examines a variety of specific exercise techniques and therapeutic approaches such as hydrotherapy and open/closed chain exercise techniques etc. and will discuss application of these techniques in a number of differing situations. Acute care physical therapy interventions and the role of the OTA/PTA in the acute hospital setting are covered in this course. This will include an overview of the OTA/PTA role in ICU care. The course covers the use of therapeutic and exercise techniques relating to specific medical populations including neurology arthritis women's health obstetrics pediatrics etc.