This course builds on the basic concepts of physiotherapy (PT) raising skills to the practice entry level for the 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 PTA in the acute hospital setting are covered in this course. This will include an overview of the 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.