The course provides in-depth opportunities for students to exercise assessment, intervention planning, intervention, and documentation skills to address a wide range of pediatric, adult and geriatric physical disabilities and conditions typically treated by occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants. Topics include but are not limited to paresis, stroke, spinal cord injury, fractures and joint replacements, head injury, and dementias. The use of splinting orthotics, modalities, and assistive technology in treatment will also be presented. Students will learn to adapt the environment, tools, materials, and occupations to meet the self-care, work/play, and leisure needs of the adult and geriatric population. Lab activities, site visits and Level I fieldwork opportunities will enable students to participate in and apply physical disabilities treatment principles to practice.