Teaching period

4th semester

 

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding of the physiological changes caused after their application,
  • Perform safely electrotherapy in order to heal different types of injured tissues,
  • Introduction to neuromuscular electrostimulation, TENS, FES, Iontophoresis, Laser, Shockwave, EMG Biofeedback,
  • Indications and contraindications in order to apply the assessment and decision making thinking for the appropriate electrotherapeutic or modalities approach.

 

Teaching method

  • Power point presentations,
  • Use of appliances-accessories which are available for every student in the university facilities,
  • Use of students as models,
  • Means of contact,
  • Suggestions of the effects on biological tissues.

 

Week by week schedule

The lab part of Modalities – Electrotherapy II is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is mandatory.

 

WeekUnit

1

Familiarization with the Equipment. Application with one or more Circuits. Electrode Installation, Interstitial Material

2

Galvanization. Hyperaemia as a Result of Applying Continuous Electricity. Iontophoresis

3

Interferential currents. Programs Combination, Reverse Polarity. Analgesic & Oedema Protocols

4

Electrodiagnostics. Finding the Kinetic Point, Chronaxia, Ratio Adjustment.

 

1st Intermediate Evaluation

5

Electrogymnastics. Program Compilation, Current Configuration, Monopolar Application

6

Electric Stimulation of Muscles without Physiological Neurosis. Outcome Evaluation of Electrodiagnostics. Power Configuration, Bipolar Application

7

Functional Electromuscular Stimulation (FES). Combination of Electric Stimulation with Active Exercise

8

Russian Stimulation (Kotz). 10-50-10 Technique

 

2nd Intermediate Evaluation

9

High Frequency Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation(TENS). Applications with one or more Circuits

10

Low Frequency TENS. Electric Acupuncture. Burst. Finding Special Points with a Resistance Measurement Appliance

11

Cross Electricity. Bipolar and Monopolar Applications. Vector Successiveness, Automatic and Manual. Applications for Analgesia and Strengthening of Large Muscles

12

Strengthening and Analgesia Applications with High-voltage Power. Traebert Current.

 

3rd Intermediate Evaluation

13

Electromyographic (EMG) Biofeedback

14

Demonstration of Portable Electrotherapy Devices. Teaching the Patient to Use at Home

15

Repetition

 

Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Matijaca A. (2009). Electro-Therapy in the Abstract for the Busy Practitioner. General Books
  2. Robertson V., Ward A., Low J., Reed A. (2006). Electrotherapy Explained: Principles and Practice. Butterworth – Heinemann
  3. Robinson A.J, Snyder-Mackler L. (2007). Clinical Electrophysiology: Electrotherapy and Electrophysiologic Testing. 3rd ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  4. Watson T. (2008). Electrotherapy: evidence-based practice
  5. Zimetbaum P.J., Josephson M.E. (2008). Practical Clinical Electrophysiology. 1st ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia

 

In Greek

  1. Γιόκαρης Π. (2007). Κλινική Ηλεκτροθεραπεία (2 τόμοι). Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Λίτσας, Αθήνα (ClinicalElectrotherapy, 2 Volumes)
  2. Φραγκοράπτης Ε. (2002). Εφαρμοσμένη Ηλεκτροθεραπεία. Εκδόσεις Σάλτο, Θεσ/νίκη (ClinicalElectrotherapy)

 

Assessment

Laboratory assessment of Modalities – Electrotherapy II 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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