Teaching period

6th semester


Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the neurophysiological mechanism for injuries and diseases of the Central Nervous System,
  • Management of the kinetic and functional deficits for patients with injuries in their Central Nervous System,
  • Comprehension of the way Physiotherapy affects,
  • Critical skills development in order to choose therapeutic approach.


Teaching method

  • Use of audiovisual means, such as video projections,
  • Student projects,
  • Demonstration of clinical examples.


Week by week schedule

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


Week Unit


Cortical Organization of Movement - Brain Plasticity


Balance I


Balance II


Upper Limb


Rising, Sitting and Walking


Injuries of the Spinal Cord


Diseases and Injuries of the Upper Motor Neuron


Basic Ganglia I


Basic Ganglia II


Multiple Sclerosis (MS)


Disorders of the Parencephalis


Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA - Stroke)


Brain Injuries




Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. B. Draganski, A. May (2008) Training-included structural changes in the adult human brain Behavioural Brain Research 192, pp 137-142
  2. Madhu K. (2008) Brain development: anatomy, connectivity, adaptive plasticity and toxicity. Metabolism Clinical and Experimental 57 (Suppl 2), S2-S5
  3. Andrew J Butler, Steven L Wolf (2007) Putting the Brain on the Map: Use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Assess and Induce Cortical Plasticity of Upper-Extremity Movement. Physical Therapy, 719, Volume 87 Number 6
  4. Del Olmo FM, Arias P, Furio CM, Pozo MA, Cudeiro J (2006): Evaluation of the effect of training using auditory stimulation on rhythmic movement in Parkinsonian patients – a combined motor and [18F]-FDG PET study. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, vol 12, pp155-164
  5. Cakit DB, Saracoglou M, Genc H, Erdem RH, Levent Inan (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
  6. Canning CG, Alison JA, Allen NE, Groeller H (1997): Parkinson’s disease; an investigation of exercise capacity respiratory function and gait, Archieves Physical medicine Rehabilitation, vol 78, pp 233-241
  7. Cudo E, Leurgans S, Goetz GC (2004): Short-term and practice effects of metronome pacing in Parkinson’s disease patients with gait freezing while in the “on” state: randomized single blind evaluation. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, vol 10, pp 504-510


In Greek

  1. Levitt S. (2002) Θεραπεία της Εγκεφαλικής Παράλυσης και της Κινητικής Καθυστέρησης. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης), Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου,  Αθήνα (Treatment of Cerebral Paralysis and Kinetic Delay)



Assessment of the theoretical part of Physiotherapy in Neurological Diseases II 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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