Τhe Department of Physiotherapy of the University of Patras, which is based in Aigio, starts its function as a University Tertiary Education Institute from the academic year 2019-2020. The Department runs with a contemporary undergraduate program of studies (UPS) of 4 years duration, 240 credits (ECTS), and is in line with the requirements of the official Physiotherapy Associations of all European or International developed countries.
The science of Physiotherapy serves the prevention, improvement and rehabilitation of pathological conditions, congenital or acquired, as well as any injuries/lesions resulting in dysfunctions of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular system. Physiotherapists perform an evidence-based assessment of clinical, psychosomatic and functional deficits, and through a clinical reasoning process they hierarchy, organize and implement a targeted rehabilitation. To achieve this, physiotherapists use therapeutic means such as special manipulative approaches and techniques, physical means, therapeutic exercises, and well documented guidelines for patients of all ages.