Teaching period

3rd semester


Learning outcomes

  • Development of student fluency in application of the basic kinesiotherapy methods in various musculoskeletal diseases,
  • Comprehension and application of the evaluation and decision making rationale on the best kinesiotherapeutic approach.


Teaching method

  • A short introduction to each individual lab unit,
  • Demonstration of the required rehabilitation techniques,
  • Application of the techniques among the students,
  • Discussion on the solution of each possible problem or difficulty.


Week by week schedule

Kinesiotherapy lab is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is mandatory.




Passive Movement of the Upper limb


Passive Movement of the Lower limb


Range Track Evaluation

(Upper limb, Lower limb, Spine)


Stretching 'A

(Stretching Methods of Upper limb - Trunk)


Stretching 'B

(Stretching Methods of Lower limb)


Progressive Strengthening A'

(Suspended - Supported - Assisted Strengthening)


Progressive Strengthening B'

(Simple Energetic Strengthening)


Progressive Strengthening C'

(ConcentricStrengthening with Resistance)


Progressive Strengthening D'

(Eccentric Strengthening)


Progressive Strengthening E'

(Open - Close Biokinetic Chain Exercises)




Kinesiotherapeutic Rehabilitation Protocols A'

(Shoulder Girdle)


Kinesiotherapeutic Rehabilitation Protocols B'

(Hand and Elbow)


Kinesiotherapeutic Rehabilitation Protocols C'

(Hip and Knee Joints)


Kinesiotherapeutic Rehabilitation Protocols D'

(Ankle Structure)


Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Brent Brotzman and KevinE. Wilk (2003). Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation S. ed. Mosby
  2. David J. Magee, James E. Zachazewski, William S. Quillen (2008). Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series
  3. Robert E. McAtee (1999). Facilitated stretching, Human Kinetics
  4. Refshauge K, Gass E (2004). Musculoskeletal physiotherapy, Elsevier
  5. David H. Perrin (1993). Isokinetic exercise and assessment, Human Kinetics
  6. Ellenbecker TS, Davies GJ (2001).Closed kinetic chain exercises: a comprehensive guide to multiple joint exercise, Human Kinetics
  7. Radcliffe J, Farentinos J (2007). High powered plyometrics
  8. White M. Water exercise (1995). Human Kinetics
  9. Hollis M, Fletcher P (2006). Practical exercise therapy, Blackwell Publishing Company
  10. Goldenberg L, Twist P (2007). Strength-ball training, Human Kinetics


In Greek

  1. Αθανασόπουλος (1989). Κινησιοθεραπεία. Αθήνα (Kinesiotherapy)
  2. KisnerC, ColbyLA, (2003). Θεραπευτικές ασκήσεις. Βασικές αρχές και τεχνικές.  Εκδ. Σιώκης (TherapeuticExercises. Basic Principles and Techniques)
  3. Κοτζαηλίας Δ (2008). Φυσικοθεραπεία σε κακώσεις του μυοσκελετικού συστήματος, UniversityStudioPress (PhysiotherapyinInjuriesoftheMusculoskeletalSystem)



Kinesiotherapy’s lab assessment 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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