Teaching period

3rd semester

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the semester, the students should be able to:

  • Evaluate with confidence and safety the type of musculoskeletal injury and identify the biological tissues possibly involved,
  • Know the fundamental rehabilitation principles for every musculoskeletal injury and choose, according to modern bibliography, the most appropriate documented kinesiotherapy technique,
  • Design a program of kinesiotherapy that is safe and appropriate for every musculoskeletal injury consistent with recent research data,
  • Ensure the necessary conditions in order to perform kinesiotherapy.

 

Teaching method

  • Lectures by the teaching professor,
  • Discussions on clinical cases between student groups and the teaching professor,
  • Student projects presentations (individually or in groups) using valid resources,
  • Lectures by guest professors,
  • Interactive sessions.

 

Week by week schedule

The theoretical part of Kinesiotherapy is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is essential.

 

WeekUnit

1

Physiology of Muscular, Tendinous and Intraarticular Tissues

2

Physiology of Muscular, Tendinous and Intraarticular Tissues

3

Energetic and Passive Movement & Evaluation of Motion Range

4

Stretching

5

Muscle Functional Ability

6

Muscle Functional Ability

7

Plyometric Strengthening

8

General Principles of Kinesiotherapy

9

Resistance Exercise

10

Physiotherapy Assessment

11

Physiotherapy Assessment

12

Hydrotherapy

13

Open - Close Biokinetic Chain Exercises

14-15

Repetition

 

Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Brent Brotzman and KevinE. Wilk (2003). ClinicalOrthopaedicRehabilitationS. ed. Mosby
  2. David J. Magee, James E. Zachazewski, William S. Quillen (2008). Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series)
  3. Robert E. McAtee (1999). Facilitated stretching, Human Kinetics
  4. Refshauge K, Gass E (2004). Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Elsevier
  5. David H. Perrin (1993). Isokinetic exercise and assessment, Human Kinetics
  6. Ellenbecker TS, Davies GJ (2001).Closed kinetic chain exercises: a comprehensive guide to multiple joint exercise, Human Kinetics
  7. Radcliffe J, Farentinos J (2007). High powered plyometrics
  8. White M. Water exercise (1995). Human Kinetics
  9. Hollis M, Fletcher P (2006). Practical exercise therapy, Blackwell Publishing Company
  10. Goldenberg L, Twist P (2007). Strength-ball training, Human Kinetics

 

In Greek

  1. Αθανασόπουλος (1989). Κινησιοθεραπεία. Αθήνα (Kinesiotherapy)
  2. KisnerC, ColbyLA, (2003). Θεραπευτικές ασκήσεις. Βασικές αρχές και τεχνικές.  Εκδ. Σιώκης (TherapeuticExercises. Basic Principles and Techniques)
  3. Κοτζαηλίας Δ (2008). Φυσικοθεραπεία σε κακώσεις του μυοσκελετικού συστήματος, UniversityStudioPress (PhysiotherapyinInjuriesoftheMusculoskeletalSystem)

 

Assessment

Kinesiotherapy’s theoretical assessment takes place in the end of the semester and has 2 examination periods. In case somebody fails in the 1st exam, they may take the 2nd. If they fail twice, they have to attend the module/subject again. The examination students take is consisted of open and closed type questions. The final grade of the subject derives from the average of the theoretical and laboratory part and has to be 5 out of 10 or higher. Nevertheless, the students need to achieve 5 out of 10 for each of the parts to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 2 hours. After passing the theoretical and laboratory part, the students are awarded with 5 ECTS credits.



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