Teaching period

4th semester

 

Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the fundamental principles of neuromuscular re-education methods,
  • Comprehension of the evaluation rationale and decision making of the proper method,
  • Comprehension and development of critical thinking in order to decide on the ideal method depending on the patient’s clinical condition,
  • Learning to evaluate and design a rehabilitation program and apply the techniques and methods according to a specific problem,
  • Learning to choose the appropriate therapeutic technique.

 

Teaching method

  • Theoretical presentations with the use of visual means,
  • Clinical examples presentations and discussions,
  • Project presentations by students and discussions with student groups assigned with an issue briefing.

 

Week by week schedule

The theoretical part of Methods and Techniques in Neuromuscular Re-education is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour session, in which student attendance is essential.

 

Week Unit

1

Introduction - Central Nervous System

2

Sensorial System (Dermatic and Muscular Proprioceptive Receptors)

3

Theoretical Development Frames for Techniques & Methods of Neuromuscular Reeducation- Development Models

4

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

5

PNF Techniques

6

PNF Clinical Example and Rehabilitation

7

Bobath - Jonstone

8

Bobath Techniques

9

Bobath Clinical Example

10

Brunnstrom - Fundamental Principles

11

Brunnstrom Clinical Observations

12

Brunnstrom Rehabilitation Program for Hemiplegic Patient

13

Motor Control - Fundamental Principles

14

Motor Control Stage

15

Motor Control Clinical Example and Rehabilitation

 

Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Shumway – Cook&Woollacot (2007): Motor Control, 3rd edition. Published by Lippincot Williams-Wilkins
  2. Adler S.S, Beckers D, Buck M (2000): PNF in practice: An illustrated Guide. 3rd edition. Published by Springer
  3. Smith KL, Weiss LE, Lehmkuhl (1996): Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology. Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
  4. Woollacott M. and Shumway – Cook A. “Motor Control – Theory and Practical Application”, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2001
  5. Stokes M. “Neurological Physiotherapy” Mosby International Limited 1998
  6. Knott M. and Voss D. “Neuromuscular Proprioceptive Facilitation”

 

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 theoretical part of Methods and Techniques in Neuromuscular Re-education 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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