bp1863 Physical Therapy I

Faculty of Sports Studies
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: graded credit.
MUDr. Jiří Poděbradský (lecturer)
Mgr. Dagmar Moc Králová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Olga Korvasová (assistant)
Mgr. Bc. Milan Mojžíš (assistant)
Guaranteed by
MUDr. Jiří Poděbradský
Department of Health Promotion – Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Health Promotion – Faculty of Sports Studies
Mon 12:10–13:40 B11/305
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main goal of this course is to provide basic knowledge in Physical therapy and its usage in prevention, examination and therapy of musculoskeletal and nervous system influencing all parts of human existence as a part of comprehensive rehabilitation.
It´s important to meet a student with general principles of individual physical therapy parts, physiological or patophysiological organism response on their application and with mechanotherapy a their possibilities.
This theoretical course goes hand in hand with practical course Physical therapy in practice I.
  • Introduction to mechanotherapy. Theoretical basic of classical massage (charakteristic, group touches, position among other types of massage, mechanism of action, contra/indication, etc.).
  • Theoretical basic of sports massage (charakteristic, impact on the psyche, techniques, contra/indication, etc.). Manual vs. mechanical lymphatic drainage (charakteristic, differences). Other types of massage.
  • History and parts of Physical therapy. Terms.
  • General and Special contraindications. General rules for Physical therapy applicaton including security and prescription "lege artis".
  • Physical therapy effects. Analgesic effect and pain. Theories of pain. Terms.
  • Dispersive effect. Muscle-relaxant effect. Effect supporting muscle contraction.
  • Anti-edema effect etc. General indications including effect and level of disorder. Direct and indirect effects. Motor control levels and possibilities of entrance on individual one.
  • Mechanotherapy (terms explanation), individual mechanotherapy methods characteristic (palpation, massage, positioning, etc.).
  • Mechanotherapy – ultrasound therapy, shock wave therapy (ways of application, therapeutical effects, contra/indications).
  • Heat exchange ways, physiological thermoregulatory mechanisms, organism mal/adaptation to heat and cold.
  • Thermoterapy - physiological response of different ways of thermotherapy including their therapeutical effects.
  • Resources for thermotherapy (paraffin, peloids, IR therapy, cryotherapy etc.) including their application methodology, therapeutical effect, contr/indications.
  • Reflexology (charakteristic, group touches, position among other types of massage, mechanism of action, contra/indication, etc.).
    required literature
  • PODĚBRADSKÝ, Jiří and Radana JESENICKÁ. Fyzikální terapie : manuál a algoritmy. Praha: Grada, 2009, 200 s. ISBN 9788024728995. info
  • PODĚBRADSKÝ, Jiří and Ivan VAŘEKA. Fyzikální terapie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1998, 264 s. ISBN 8071696617. info
  • ŽALOUDEK, Karel. Masáž : příručka pro střední zdravotnické pracovníky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní zdravotnické nakladatelství, 1965, 270 s. info
    recommended literature
  • CAPKO, Ján. Základy fyziatrické léčby. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 1998, 394 s. ISBN 8071693413. info
  • PAVLŮ, Dagmar and Josef KVAPILÍK. Základy masáže. Vyd. 1. Praha: Scientia Medica, 1994, 205 s. ISBN 80-85526-11-5. info
Teaching methods
Frontal type of education with discussion

Assessment methods
Pass the final written test.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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