Teaching period

4th semester

 

Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the basic kinesiotherapeutic methods for neurological diseases,
  • Comprehension of the evaluation and choice rationale for the appropriate method of kinesiotherapeutic approach,
  • Skill development on the ideal use of the kinesiotherapeutic technique.

 

Teaching method

The teaching method includes presentation and practical exercise of the techniques, as well as projects implementation.

 

Week by week schedule

Methods and Techniques in Neuromuscular Reeducation lab is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is mandatory.

 

WeekUnit

1

Theory and Theoretical Models of Motor Control

2

PNF Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

3

PNF: Method Philosophy

4

PNF: Fundamental Principles

5

PNF: Patents of Motor Facilitation for the Upper limb

6

PNF: Patents of Motor Facilitation for the Lower limb

7

PNF: Patents of Motor Facilitation for the Trunk

8

PNF: Patents of Motor Facilitation for the Upper Trunk with Activity from the Upper limbs Chopping - Lifting

9

PNF: Patents of Motor Facilitation for the Lower Trunk with Activity from the Lower limbs

10

PNF: Techniques to Promote Functional Movement

11

PNF: Activities on Mattresses

12

PNF: Rolling

13

PNF: Prone Motor Development

14

PNF: Supine Motor Development

15

Repetition

 

Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Woollacott M. and Shumway – Cook A. “Motor Control – Theory and Practical Application”, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2001
  2. Stokes M. “Neurological Physiotherapy” Mosby International Limited 1998
  3. Knott M. and Voss D. “Neuromuscular Proprioceptive Facilitation”
  4. S.S. Adler, D. Beckers, M. Buck “PNF in practice. An illustrated guide” Springer – Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1993
  5. Smith KL, Weiss LE, Lehmkuhl (1996): Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology. Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
  6. Shumway – Cook&Woollacot (2007): Motor Control, 3rd edition. Published by Lippincot Williams-Wilkins

 

In Greek

  1. BobathB. (2005) Ενήλικας Ημιπληγικός. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα (HemiplegicAdult)
  2. Carr J., ShepherdR. (2004) Νευρολογική Αποκατάσταση. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης) Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα (NeurologicalRehabilitation)

 

Assessment

Assessment of the lab part of Methods and Techniques in Neuromuscular Re-education takes place on a daily basis with three more formal exam-type assessments which comprise of practical demonstration of techniques and methods from students. Except from the daily evaluation of students and the intermediate evaluation, a final examination takes place at the end of the semester. This examination is conducted by the teaching professors personally with the students divided in pairs, in order to recreate the skills they have obtained during the semester on each other. 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 15-30 minutes. After passing the theoretical and laboratory part, the students are awarded with 5 ECTS credits.            



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