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  1. Introduction toTherapeutic Modalities Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, MS, LAT, ATC FIU Entry-Level ATEP Therapeutic Modalities

  2. Instructor Information • Office phone: 305-348-3398 • Cell phone: 786-299-1804 • E-Mail: dohertyj@fiu.edu • Office Hours: • Mondays & Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:00pm, or by appointment

  3. Course Information • Lecture MW 8:00am – 9:15am • Labs • Section 01: T/TH 8:00am – 9:15am • Instructor: Dustin Gatens • Section 02: T/TH 9:30am – 10:45am • Instructor: Zevon Stubblefield • Attendance requirements

  4. Course Information • Exams • 3 written exams • 1 final exam with cumulative material • Practical Exams • 3 practical exams • 1 final practical exam with cumulative material • Clinical Proficiencies

  5. Grading Scale • 93-100 A 73-76 C • 90-92 A- 70-72 C- • 87-89 B+ 67-69 D+ • 83-86 B 63-66 D • 80-82 B- 60-62 D- • 77-79 C+ 0-59 F

  6. What is a Therapeutic Modality? • A Treatment Technique Utilized to Manage and Rehabilitate Sports-Related Injuries • When Used Appropriately, Therapeutic Modalities Can Greatly Enhance The Athlete’s Chances For A Safe And Rapid Return To Athletic Competition

  7. When Do You Use Therapeutic Modalities? • For First Aid Immediately Following Injury • Throughout The Injury Rehabilitation Process • The Choice Must Be Based On Theoretical Knowledge And Practical Experience

  8. Regardless of Choice Remember….. • When Using a Therapeutic Modality In Rehabilitation It Should Be Used ONLY As An Adjunct To Other Forms Of Therapeutic Exercise

  9. How Do We Classify Modalities? • Therapeutic Modalities Used By Athletic Trainers Can Be Classified As Being…. • Electromagnetic • Acoustic • Mechanical