Teaching period

7th semester


Learning outcomes

The main purpose of Sports Physiotherapy is to deepen the knowledge of the students in:

  • The fundamental principles of evaluation and rehabilitation for sport injuries emphasizing in a) injury prevention through rehabilitation of the predisposing endogenous (functional asymmetries – imbalances) and exogenous (environmental) factors that can cause injuries and b) differentiation of the therapeutic approach in rehabilitation of sport injuries by applying special progressive rehabilitation programs, using evidence – based approach,
  • Design rehabilitation programs for sport injuries using the appropriate, clinical and research, physiotherapeutic methods of rehabilitation.


Teaching method

  • Lectures by the teaching professor,
  • Clinical cases discussions between student groups and the teaching professor,
  • Student projects (individually or in groups) and presentations using valid research resources,
  • Lectures by guest professors,
  • Interactive sessions using communication and computer technologies.


Week by week schedule

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


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. Stretching


Sport Injuries Rehabilitation II: Strengthening (concentric, eccentric), proprioception and 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

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



Assessment of the theoretical part of Sports Physiotherapy 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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