The Essentials, Part 1-03: Physical Agent Modalities for UE Problems


This interactive course is designed to provide the novice hand therapist to the more experienced hand therapist knowledge about the anatomy and kinesiology of the upper extremity, and impact of selected pathological processes on hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.

Teaching methods for this course include course content delivered in text format, animation, graphics, and live web links.  To pass the course learners must successfully complete the final exam at the end of the course with a minimum passing score of 80%.

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Explain procedures for use of specific physical agent modalities.
  • Describe the benefits, advantages, disadvantages, and precautions when using physical agent modalities of heat, cold, ultrasound, phonophoresis, electrotherapy, iontophoresis, and biofeedback.

This course will take you approximately 2 hours to complete.

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