Teaching period

7th semester


Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the somatesthetic and kinetic systems function,
  • Comprehension of the pathogenetic mechanisms of specific neurological diseases (Parkinson, MS, etc),
  • Comprehension of methods for mobilisation, functional reeducation, psychological approach and rehabilitation for patients with neurological diseases in general.


Teaching method

  • Theoretical presentations,
  • Student project presentations,
  • Discussions with student groups assigned with an issue briefing,


Week by week schedule

The theoretical part of Clinical Practice III is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is essential.




Introduction to the Central Nervous System


Neuron Model - Tranquility Potential - Action Potential - Neuromuscular Synapsis


Plasticity of the Central Nervous System - Perception Creation - Introduction to the Somatesthetic System


Somatesthetic System


Kinetic System - Muscles, Muscular Receptors as Cortical Representation


Spinal Reflexes


The Role of Parencephalis


The Role of the Basic Ganglia


Rehabilitation for Patients with Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA/Stroke)


Rehabilitation for Patients with Aphasia - Hemiplegic Shoulder


Rehabilitation for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries


Rehabilitation for Patients with Parkinson


Rehabilitation for Patients with MS


Rehabilitation for Patients with Spinal Cord Trauma


Rehabilitation for Patients with Parencephalous Ataxia - Myasthenia - Myopathies


Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Butler A.J., WolfS.L. (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 (87): 6
  2. Canning C.G., Alison J.A., Allen N.E., Groeller H. (1997). Parkinson’s disease; an investigation of excerceise capacity respiratory function and gait.Archieves Physical Μedicine Rehabilitation, 78: 233-241
  3. Cakit D.B., Saracoglou M., Genc H., Erdem R.H., Ιnan L. (2007). The effects of incremental speed-dependent treadmill training on posturalinstability and fear of falling in Parkinson’s disease. Clinical Rehabilitation, 21: 698-705
  4. Cudo E., Leurgans S., Goetz G.C. (2004). Short-term and prsctice effects of metronome pacing in Parkinson’s disease patients with gait freezing while in the “on” state: randomized single blind evaluation. Parkinsonisim and Related  Disorders, 10: 504-510
  5. Del Olmo F.M., Arias P., Furio C.M.,  Pozo M.A. ,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,12: 155–164
  6. Draganski B., MayA. (2008). Training-inducedstructuralchangesintheadulthumanbrainBehaviouralBrainResearch 192: 137–142
  7. Kandel E.R. (2000). Principles of Neural Science. Publisher: Appleton & Lange
  8. Lennon S., Stokes M. (2008).Pocket book of neurological physiotherapy. Churchill Livingston
  9. Madhu K. (2008). Brain development: anatomy, connectivity, adaptive plasticity, and toxicity. Metabolism Clinical and Experimental 57 (Suppl 2): S2–S5
  10. Purves D., Brannon E., Cabeza R., Huettel A.S., Labar K., Platt M., Woldorf M. (2008)
  11. Cognitive neuroscience. Publisher Sinauer Associates Inc,US
  12. Strokes M. (2004). Neurological Physiotherapy. Mosby


In Greek

  1. Carr J., ShepherdR. (2004) Νευρολογική Αποκατάσταση. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης), Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα (NeurologicalRehabilitation)



Assessment of Clinical Practice’s III theoretical part 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 10 ECTS credits.


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