Teaching period

7th semester


Learning outcomes

After the end of the semester, the students should be able to:

  • Plan and apply specialized (progressive) programs for prevention (Taping, balancing musculoskeletal asymmetries) and rehabilitation (special kinesiotherapy – sports stretching, modalities) of sport injuries,
  • Conduct functional tests to assess sport injuries,
  • Contribute in sport injuries prevention by comprehending the endogenous and exogenous factors of sport injuries.


Teaching method

  • Demonstration of sport physiotherapy techniques by the teaching professor,
  • Practical exercise in student groups, supervised by the professor.


Week by week schedule

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


Week Unit


Introduction - Types of Injuries


Reasoning of Injuries


Sport Injuries of the Shoulder


Sport Injuries of the Elbow - Wrist


Sport Injuries of the Trunk


Sport Injuries of the Hip


Sport Injuries of the Knee


Sport Injuries of the Ankle


Physiotherapeutic Evaluation of Sport Injuries


Sport Injuries Rehabilitation I: Physiotherapy in Acute Stage of Sport Injuries. Sport Stretching


Sport Injuries Rehabilitation II: Strengthening (concentric, eccentric), proprioception, plyometric training.


Sport Injuries Rehabilitation III: Bracing, taping


Progressive Rehabilitation for Trunk Injuries


Progressive Rehabilitation for Upper and Lower Limb Injuries


Hydrotherapy in Sports


Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Wade R.M. (2009). Sports Injuries: A Unique Guide to Self-Diagnosis and Rehabilitation, Churchill   Livingstone.
  2. Norris Christopher M.(2004). Sports Injuries: Diagnosis and Management, Butterworth-Heinemann
  3. Perrin D.H. (1993). Isokinetic exercise and assessment, Human Kinetics.
  4. McAtee R.E. (1999).  Facilitated stretching, Human Kinetics 
  5. Ellenbecker TS, Davies GJ. (2001). Closed kinetic chain exercises: a comprehensive guide to multiple joint exercise, Human Kinetics.
  6. Radcliffe J, Farentinos J. (2007). High powered plyometrics.
  7. White M. (1995). Water exercise. Human Kinetics
  8. Donatelli R. (2007). Sports specific rehabilitation, Churchill Livingstone.
  9. Landry G, Bernhardt D. (2003). Essentials of primary care sports medicine, Human Kinetics.
  10. Corrigan B, Maitland GD (1994). Musculoskeketal and Sports Injuries, Elsevier.


In Greek

  • Πουλμέντης Π (2007). Φυσικοθεραπεία στον Αθλητισμό, Εκδόσεις Καπόπουλος (PhysiotherapyinSports)
  • Prentice W.Ε. (2007). Τεχνικές Αποκατάστασης Αθλητικών Κακώσεων , Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιάνου (RehabilitationTechniquesforSportsInjuries)
  • ΔεληγίαννηςΑ. (1997). Ιατρικήτηςάθλησης, University Studio Press (Sports Medicine)
  • Αμπατζίδης Γ. (2003). ΑθλητικέςΚακώσεις, University Studio Press (Sport Injuries)
  • Μπαλτόπουλος Π (2002). Αθλητιατρική Ι,ΙΙ, Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Π. Χ. Πασχαλίδης (SportsMedicineI, II)



Sports Physiotherapy 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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