Teaching period

7th semester


Learning outcomes

  • Study of pathological situations on different age groups from infancy to adulthood,
  • Comprehension of physiotherapeutic assessment and rehabilitation for every pathological situation,
  • Update on international research and bibliography referring to pathological cases of various age groups.


Teaching method

  • Lectures on the subject units,
  • Optional for the students: Writing a short review on Greek and foreign literature for the effects of physiotherapy on several pathological situations for different age groups.


Week by week schedule

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




Congenital Muscle Torticollis


Congenital Hip Dislocation


Congenital Clubfoot


Muscle Dystrophies


Spina Bifida and Meningomyelocele


Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


Ankylosing Spondylarthritis






Knee Patellofemoral Articulation Disorders I


Knee Patellofemoral Articulation Disorders II


Low back pain - Bach school






Urinary Incontinence in Women


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
  5. Healthcare Sectors in Ireland – A Retrospective Survey. Manual Therapy, 13 (5), 441-9
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Do T.T. (2006), Congenital Muscular Torticollis: Current Concepts and Review of Treatment. Current Opinion in Pediatrics, 18 (1), 26-9
  10. 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
  11. 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)



Assessment of the theoretical part of Physiotherapy Specific to Age Groups 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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