The focus of the Laboratory of Clinical Physiotherapy and Research or CPR lab refers to a) education and applied research in all the physiotherapy rehabilitation fields (musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory), b) physiotherapy assessment of healthy and non-healthy people to develop guidelines for prevention and rehabilitation, c) development and implementation of modern and innovative physiotherapy rehabilitation tools, d) physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases and special population groups (e.g. pregnant women, patients with diabetes, cancer etc.) with an aim to promote their health and quality of life, e) development of the obstetrics and gynecological physiotherapy field, and f) develop a “Physiotherapy Clinic” by offering physiotherapy rehabilitation services to people of the community.
Aim of the CPR lab is to:
- Cover educational and research needs of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs of the Department of Physiotherapy, and of other Departments of the University of Patras, in fields relevant to the field of study of the lab.
- Develop educational programs and conduct basic applied research in the field of study of the lab.
- Develop co-operations, of any form, with other research centers and academic institutions in Greece or abroad, as long as there have similar scientific objectives, and can keep up with those of the CPR lab
- Organize scientific events (lectures, meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences etc.), and produce publications as well as invite Greek and international recognized scientists.
Additional services of the CPR lab are the:
- Development of a Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation Clinic to offer physiotherapy assessment and treatment to people of the community, including staff of the University of Patras
- Development of physiotherapy exercise programs for patients with chronic diseases and special population groups (e.g. pregnant women, patients with diabetes, cancer etc.)
- Development of tele-rehabilitation methods for patients living in remote areas
- Development of the field of obstetrics and gynecological physiotherapy
- Production of a database relevant to Physiotherapy assessment and intervention, with emphasis on special populations groups