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Course Name: Exercise therapy 

Code(Credit): CUTM1977 (3-2-0)

Course Objectives:

  • This course provides information on restoration of movement.
  • Exercise knowledge in improving the function and strength, improvement in gait and balance
  • Prevention and the promotion of health, wellness, and fitness.

Course Outcome:

COS     OUTCOME                                                                                 MAPPING COS WITH POS 

                                                                                                                    (High-3; Medium-2; Low-1)        

CO1     Students will be able to apply the basic principles of physics to                         PO1(3),PO2(2)

              exercise therapy in human body.

CO2    Apply biomechanical principal for efficient assessment method                  PO1(3)

            and acquire skills of subjective and objective method of muscle

            strengthening, joint mobility, stretching.     

CO3   Understand prinicples and procedures, indication and contraindication

           of each treatment strategy                                                                               PO1(2),PO5(3) 

CO4   Manage patients with proper ethical codes and respect when treating

           with soft tissue mobilizations                                                                         PO1(2), PO4(3), PO7(3)


Module I

Introduction to Exercise therapy , Principles, techniques and general areas of its application, Assessment & its importance. Description of Fundamental starting positions and derives position including joint positions, muscle work, stability, effects and uses. Introduction to Movements including analysis of joint motion, muscle work and Neuro  muscular co- ordination. Classification  of movements Describe the types, technique of application,  indications, contraindication,  effects  and uses of the following: a)Active movement, b) Passive movement, c)Active assisted movement,d) Resisted movement, e) To study the principles, techniques  of  application indication, Contraindication, precaution, effects and uses of Suspension Therapy

Module II

Principles and application techniques of Manual muscle testing. Testing position, procedure and grading of muscles of the upper limb, lower limb and trunk etc. Goniometery: Principles, techniques and application of Goniometery. Testing position, procedure and measurement of R.O.M of the   joints of upper limbs, lower limbs and trunk.

Module III

Soft Tissue Manipulation (Therapeutic Massage): History, various types of soft tissue manipulation techniques. Physiological effects of soft tissue manipulation on the following systems of the body, Circulatory, Nervous, Musculoskeletal, Excretory, Respiratory, Integumentary system and Metabolism. Classify define and describe effleurage, stroking, kneading, p ,deep friction, vibration and shaking etc. Preparation of patient: Effects, uses, indications and contraindications of the above manipulation

Module IV

Motor Learning:- i)Introduction to motor learning: a)Classification of motor skills, b)Measurement  of motor performance; ii)Introduction to motor control: a)Theories  of  motor  control, b)Applications; iii)Learning Environment: a)Learning of Skill, b)Instruction& augmented feedback

Session Plan

Session 1: Introduction to Exercise therapy, Principals and application of therapy

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/aktaorg/exercise-principles


Session 2: Suspension Therapy, effects, uses and contraindication

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/PoonamBanthia/suspension-therapy-139903407


Session 3: Application of Suspension therapy with respect to MMT

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtPfxIdQXZg


Session 4: Manual Muscle Testing, Grades and evaluation process

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/Ajithlolita/manual-muscle-test-mmt-129339656


Session 5: MMT evaluation of Upper limb

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTolw57Ry6c


Session 6: MMT evaluation of Lower limb

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BQJHoz21Ms


Session 7: MMT evaluation of Spine

Video: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Manual_Muscle_Testing:_Trunk_Extension




Session 8 : Range of Motion, Types of Range of Motion

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/sivanandareddy52/exercise-range-of-motion-exercise

Session 9: Normal ROM of Upper limb

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfpgj-9EaP8


Session 10: Normal ROM Lower Limb and Spine

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6OcCAKxbkk


Session 11: Principles of Joint Motion, Convex and Concave rule of the joint

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/AlamzebAmir/joint-mobilization-amir

Video: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Arthrokinematics


Session 12: Soft tissue Manipulation, therapeutic effects of the manipulation

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/MeghanMetha/massage-92141820



Session 13: Different application of soft tissue manipulation

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/numbizz/masage-and-its-types

Video: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Deep_friction_massage


Session 14: Manipulation with respect to Relaxation, Circulation, Stimulation

Video: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Massage


Session 15: Theories of Learning

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/santiniescolini/theoriesof-learning


Session 16: Theories of Memory

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/Drraveesoni/memory-theories


Session 17: Motor Learning

Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/Vimscopt/theories-of-motor-learning


Session 18: Measurement of Motor performance

Presentation: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Motor_Assessment_Scale

Video: https://www.physio-pedia.com/Motor_Control_and_Learning


Session 19: Application of Soft tissue manipulation to lower limb

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmsPT4RZBAY


Session 20: Application of Soft tissue manipulation to Upper limb

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij5Penvbk68


Session 21: Application of Soft tissue manipulation to Anterior and Posterior Trunk

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THiC_NBm8dM

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