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TEST PLAN Physiotherapy

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PHYSIOTHERAPY
(ELECTIVE)

I. Case History and Examination (11%)

II. Physiotherapy Modalities (14%)
A. Principles of electricity
B. Structure and function
C. Physiologic effects

Ill. Indications, Contraindications and Applications of Modalities (52%)
A. Superficial Heat Therapies
- infrared
- paraffin
- hot moist packs
- fluidotherapy
- hydrotherapy
B. Deep Heat Therapies
- shortwave diathermy
- microwave diathermy
- ultrasound diathermy
C. Cryotherapy
D. Ultraviolet Therapy
E. Electrotherapy
- low-volt galvanism! iontophoresis
- high-voltage therapy
- electrical muscle stimula interferential current
- TENS
- microcurrent
- biofeedback F Mechanotherapy
- traction
- massage, vibration and trigger-point therapy
- orthotics

IV. Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation (23%)
A. Physiologic effects of exercise
B. Exercise to maintain mobility
C. Exercise to develop neuromuscular coordination
D. Exercise to develop strength and endurance
E. Exercise for specific disorders