Course unit partition: PARMA

Academic year 2014/15
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Scienze infermieristiche e tecniche neuro-psichiatriche e riabilitative (MED/48)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
13 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the equipment taken into consideration during the lessons; stimulate interest in research and determine a starting point for the objective assessment of physiotherapy. The opportunity for the professional rehabilitation to be able to obtain objective data and not only subjective, allows him to be able to enhance and validate his intervention in a scientific and measurable by numbers.
Rehabilitation of amputee patient, in recent years, major importance, not only for the patient but also for the whole society. The aim of the course, specifically the argument is to provide the student with practical information on amputee rehabilitation, transferring the experience of the teacher made ​​at the MIT in Boston, at the Biomechatronic Lab.


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Course unit content

The human posture
Mechanics and biomechanics of upright posture
Introduction to stabilometric platform and computerized treadmill
Use of stabilometric platform and computerized treadmill to rehab
The platform as a means of rehabilitation and objective assessment
Advantages and disadvantages of stabilometric platform and computerized treadmill
Introduction to isokinetic machine
Components constituting an isokinetic machine
Use of isokinetic in rehabilitation
The laboratory of the movement, the constituent
The cameras
The footrests torque
The dynamic EMG
The data acquisition
The calibrazione
The analysis of data
How to perform an acquisition of a patient
Practice test stabilometric platform
How to manage an amputee

Full programme

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Riccardo Schiffer “Pedane dinamometriche: posturografia” Ed. Speciale Riabilitazione
Roi Giulio S. - Respizzi Stefano - Buselli Paolo “L’esercizio isocinetico” Ed. Ales
Jaquelin Perry “Analisi del movimento” Ed. Elsevier

Teaching methods

Lectures and practical classes

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Other information

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