OTA103 - Functional Movement

This course covers basic principles of kinesiology, biomechanics, and associated biological systems related to daily living activities. Techniques for body mechanics, safety and mobility, energy conservation, task simplification are covered. Upper extremity functions for everyday tasks are emphasized

Credits: 5

Offered: Fall


  1. Describe functions of bones, joints, ligaments and muscles and planes of motion.
  2. Demonstrate ability to evaluate body functions and begin to utilize observations for clinical reasoning based on client factors
  3. Locate and palpate key bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles with emphasis on the upper body.
  4. Describe types of muscular actions and planes of motion.
  5. Analyze human motion involved in daily living activities- dressing, grooming, eating, and housekeeping tasks.
  6. Perform ROM evaluation using a goniometer according to established procedure.
  7. Perform functional manual muscle testing according to established procedure with emphasis on upper extremities.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to safely position, support, and transfer clients.
  9. Relate normal vs. impaired movement to its effect on daily activities.
  10. Describe and demonstrate techniques for safety with movements involved in activities of daily living.