bp1169 Balneotherapy

Faculty of Sports Studies
autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Petra Solarská (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Robert Vysoký, Ph.D.
Department of Health Promotion - Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Health Promotion - Faculty of Sports Studies
( bp1296 Applied Physical Therapy II || bp1896 Applied Physical Therapy II )&& bp1264 Physical Therapy II &&( bp1263 Physical Therapy I || bp1863 Physical Therapy I )&&( bp1295 Applied Physical Therapy I || bp1895 Applied Physical Therapy I )&& bp1133 Kinesiology &&( bp1150 Diagnostic methods II || bp1850 Diagnostic methods II )&& BOZP_OK ( bozp_po_stud ) && BOZP_OK ( bozp_po_stud_fsps )
Pass the Physical Therapy I and II, Physical Therapy in Practice I and II, Physiotherapy Practices I
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 purpose of this subject is to receive basic knowledge about balneology. It´s a branch about therapeutical mineral water, spas and their preventive and therapeutical effect on a human body. Students can meet with biophysical effects of hydrotherapy, termotherapy and physiological answer of organism on specific procedures application during a term. Student should have actual information about spa´s bussiness, indications, contraindications and risks of specific procedures applicatons. An important part of this subject is a prescription of spa´s stay and possibilities for choice of one in the Czech republic and the Slovak republic.
  • Introduction in Balneotherapy and Balneology. History of Baths.
  • Main therapeutical methods and procedures used in Balneology.
  • Usage of physical therapy effects in Balneology. Physiological answer of organism and corresponding methods.
  • Mineral waters and their composition. Corresponding spas and their overbearing mineral sources.
  • Dividing of Hydrotherapy (according to square and ways of application, temperature). Possibilities of spas.
  • Peloids and their usage. Mud-baths and their process. Paraffin wraps.
  • Climate therapy.
  • Sauna therapy. Types of saunas and their effects.
  • Spa areas in the Czech Republic and in the world (history, geographic location, specificity of therapy including knowledge of the main group of illnesses.
  • Curative stays. Indicator group. Indicator list.
  • Types of spa treatment. Procedure including request and approval of spa stay.
  • Spa stay treatment mode.
    required literature
  • JANDOVÁ, Dobroslava. Balneologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009. xvi, 404. ISBN 9788024728209. info
  • PODĚBRADSKÝ, Jiří and Ivan VAŘEKA. Fyzikální terapie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1998. 264 s. ISBN 8071696617. info
  • VAŘEKA, Ivan. Základy fyzikální terapie. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Vydavatelství University Palackého, 1995. 83 s. ISBN 8070674911. info
    recommended literature
  • ŠKAPÍK, M. a kol.: Využití blaneoterapie ve vnitřním lékařství. Indikační seznam pro lázeňskou péči o dospělé, děti a dorost. Příloha Zdravotnických novin 51-52, 1998.
  • CAPKO, Ján. Základy fyziatrické léčby. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 1998. 394 s. ISBN 8071693413. info
Teaching methods
Frontal type of education with discussion, essays presentation, excursion in spa or wellness center.
Assessment methods
Mandatory participation at half-day excursion. Essay on the topic Charakteristic of the spa (according to own choice) in the Czech Republic or in the world (three pages A4, Times New Roman font, size 12). Final test.
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Follow-Up Courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, autumn 2021.
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