cod. 15979

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
5 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

The learning objectives of the course are aimed at the knowledge of instrumental and manual physiotherapy techniques, and their biological effects. The student must also be able to assess the objective and subjective data of the patient care process in the rehabilitative and nursing program and how to recognize ergonomic key prevention and nursing care in patient management.


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Course unit content

The theoretical and practical content of the training activities of each module must be conducive to the professional skills and behaviors needed to purchase the full mastery of all the professional competences

Full programme

Thermotherapy; Electrotherapy; Microwave; Phototherapy; Ultrasound, Laser Therapy, Massage Magnetic Therapy;
vertebral Traction
The applications of physical methods in orthopedic disorders: indications and contraindications
Ratings and Instrumental Innovations in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation surface electromyography; baropodometry; hyperthermia; TECA.R.terapia; ND-YAG Laser; Cryo U.S;
SEQEX therapy
the role of the massage
draft standards
or the environment
or the material
or the patient
or the masseur
characteristics of the massage
examination of the person
inspection palpation
examination of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
examination of muscle tissue
examination of the tendons
examination of the joints
examination of the circulatory system
examination of the nervous system
examination of the viscera
the basic maneuvers
percussion and keystrokes


Notes provided by the teacher
Patricia M.Davies: Right in the middle - Emiplegia- Nuovi progressi nel trattamento. Springer.2000
• Patricia M.Davies: Passo dopo passo -Il trattamento integrato dei pazienti con emiplegia-Seconda edizione. Springer.2001
• Patricia M.Davies: Ricominciare-Primi interventi riabilitativi dopo lesione cerebrale di origine traumatica o altra grave lesione cerebrale. Springer.1997
• Boldrini L., De Vito G., Molteni G., Boccardi S.: Epidemiologia delle alterazioni muscolo-scheletriche da sovraccarico biomeccanico del rachide nella movimentazione manuale di pazienti. Med.Lav.1999
• S.Boccardi, A.Lissoni: Chinesiologia III. Società Editrice Universo. Roma
• J.H.Allum, F.Honegger.1992 A postural model of balance- correcting movement strategies. J Vestib Res 2:323-347

Teaching methods

Will be carried Lectures and practical exercises with the help of oral presentations and laboratory activities. Will be used projections of slides and interactive and practical involvement of the student according to the schedule defined at the beginning of the academic year

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

Other information

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