Teaching period

7th semester


Learning outcomes

  • Comprehension of the physiotherapeutic assessment and rehabilitation for every pathological situation,
  • Comprehension of the assessment, consideration, organisation and decision making thinking of the appropriate therapeutic approach,
  • Update on international research and bibliography referring to pathological cases of various age groups.


Teaching method

  • Theoretical presentations on each unit,
  • Demonstration of the clinical methods of assessment and rehabilitation,
  • Organizing student groups to design and present clinical rehabilitation for pathological situations.


Week by week schedule

The lab part of Physiotherapy Specific to Age Groups is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is mandatory.




Congenital Muscle Torticollis


Congenital Hip Dislocation


Congenital Clubfoot


Becker Muscle Dystrophies


Duchenne Muscle Dystrophies


Spina Bifida and Meningomyelocele


Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


Ankylosing Spondylarthritis






Knee Patellofemoral Articulation Disorders I


Knee Patellofemoral Articulation Disorders II


Low back pain - Back-school






Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Baltaci G., Ozer H. & Tunay V.B. (2004), Rehabilitation of Avulsion Fracture of the Tibial Tuberosity following Osgood-Schlatter Disease. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 12 (2), 115-8
  2. Braun J., Baraliakos X., Godolias G. & Bohm H. (2005), Therapy of Ankylosing Spondylitis – A Review. Part I: Conventional Medical Treatment and Surgical Therapy. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, 34 (2), 97-108
  3. Bols E.M.J., Berghmans B.C.M., Hendriks E.J.M., de Bie R.A., Melenhorst J., van Gemert W.G. & Baeten C.G.M.I. (2007), A Randomized Physiotherapy Trial in Patients with Fecal Incontinence: Design of the PhysioFIT- Study. BMC Public Health, 7, 355
  4. Casserley – Feeney S.N., Bury G., Daly L. & Hurley D.A. (2008), Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain: Differences between Public and Private Healthcare Sectors in Ireland – A Retrospective Survey. Manual Therapy, 13 (5), 441-9
  5. Chen R.C., Gordon J.E., Luhmann S.J., Schoenecker P.L. & Dobbs M.B. (2007), A New Dynamic Foot Abduction Orthosis for Clubfoot Treatment. Journal Pediatrics Orthopaedics, 27 (5), 522-8
  6. Cosma D., Vasilescu D. & Valeanu M. (2007), Comparative Results of the Conservative Treatment in Clubfoot by two Different Protocols. Journal Pediatrics Orthopaedics, 16 (5), 317-21
  7. Dagfinrud H., Kvien T.K. & Hagen K.B. (2005), The Cochrane Review of Physiotherapy Interventions for Ankylosing Spondylitis. The Journal of Rheumatology, 32 (10), 1899-906
  8.  Do T.T. (2006), Congenital Muscular Torticollis: Current Concepts and Review of Treatment. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 18 (1), 26-9
  9. Heffelfinger A.K., Koop J.I., Fastenau P.S., Brei T.J., Conant L., Katzenstein J., Cashin S.E. & Sawin K.J. (2008), The Relationship of Neurophysiological Functioning to Adaptation Outcome in Adolescents with Spina Bifida, Journal of the International Neurophysiological Society, 14 (5), 793-804
  10. Ferreira M.L., Ferreira P.H., Latimer J., Herbert R.D., Hodges P.W., Jennings M.D., Maher C.G. & Refshauge K.M. (2007), Comparison of General Exercise, Motor Control Exercise and Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Trial. Pain, 131 (1-2), 31-7


In Greek

  1. Λαμπίρης Η.Ε. (2003). Ορθοπαιδική και Τραυματιολογία. Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Πασχαλίδη, Αθήνα (OrthopaedicsandTraumatology)
  2. Χριστοδούλου Γ.Ν., Κονταξάκης Β.Π. (2000). Η Τρίτη ηλικία. Εκδ. Βήτα, Αθήνα (TheThirdAge)
  3. Kisner C., Colby L.A. (2003). Θεραπευτικές Ασκήσεις. Βασικές Αρχές και Τεχνικές. (Μετάφραση Αγγλικής Έκδοσης), Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Σιώκη, Θεσσαλονίκη (TherapeuticExercises, BasicPrinciplesandTechniques)



Physiotherapy Specific to Age Groups 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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