Teaching period

5th semester


Learning outcomes

By the end of the semester the students should have comprehended:

  • The disorders of movement, standing and balance, for kids with cerebral paralysis and patients with diseases of the peripheral nervous system,
  • The management of the muscle tone disorders,
  • The clinical and kinetic deficits on patients with diseases of the peripheral nervous system,
  • The way that physiotherapy affects the above.


Teaching method

  • Audiovisual means (video projections)
  • Student projects
  • Clinical presentations


Week by week schedule

The theoretical part of Physiotherapy in Neurological Diseases I is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is essential.


Week Unit


Introduction to the Central Nervous System


Neurokinetic Development - Theoretical Frame


Physiological Motor Control Development on Newborns & Infants (Supine - Prone Motor Development


Development of Standing Control


Motor Control of Sitting - Walking


Balance - Protection Reactions


Development of Motor Control of the Upper Limb


Muscle Tone Disorders


Cerebral Paralysis


Clinical Findings on Cerebral Paralysis Forms


Peripheral Nervous System




Guillen - Barre


Physiotherapeutic Intervention




Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Campell S, Palisano JR, Vander WD (2006): Physical Therapy for Children. Published by Saunders
  2. Shumway-Cook & Woollacot (2007): Motor Control, 3rd edition. Published by Lippincot Williams-Wilkins
  3. AdlerS.S, BeckersD., BuckM. (2000). PNF in practise:An illustrated Guide.3th ed. Springer
  4. Cakit D.B.,Saracoglou M., Genc H., Erdem R.H., Leventinan (2007). The effects of incremental speed-dependent treadmill training on postural instability and fear of falling in Parkinson’s disease.Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol. 21, pp 698-705
  5. Carr J., Shepherd R. (1998). Neurological Rehabilitation - optimizing motor performance. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford.
  6. Madhu K. (2008). Brain development: anatomy, connectivity, adaptive plasticity, and toxicity. Metabolism Clinical and Experimental 57 (Suppl 2): 2–5.
  7. Smith K.L., Weiss L.E., Lehmkuhl (1996). Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology. F. A. Davis Company.


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 of the theoretical part of Physiotherapy in Neurological Diseases I 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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