BFZD0431c Basics Diagnostics and Therapy of Locomotor System I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/4/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
prof. MUDr. Petr Dobšák, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Alena Havelková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Nečasová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Mário Vanát (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Petr Dobšák, CSc.
Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Leona Dunklerová
Supplier department: Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - Departments of Non-medical Branches - Faculty of Medicine
Prerequisites (in Czech)
BFNE0321 Neurology and Neurophysiol. I && BFKI031 Kinesiology && BFRP0322c Propedeutics of Rehabilit. II && BFRP0322p Propedeutics of Rehabilit.II-L
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 objective of the course is diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders. Fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders, described to Lewit and Rychlíková, lectures and practical exercises. Functional pathology deals with the problems of overworking locomotive system. It explains the concept of segmental motor innervation system, the control of motoneurons and muscle activity, their pathology as a result of pathological changes in functional segment.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student is able to:
- palpation techniques, search for functional pathogens. PIR technology; TrP removal techniques, reffered pain
- soft techniques in the hull area, in the shoulder and upper limb area - soft pelvis and lower limb techniques - basic differential diagnostic problems
- examination, functional joint block
- mobilization of hand joints, mobilization of the wrist and elbow joint, elbow joint and shoulder joint; mobilization of the shoulder joint
- mobilization of the hip joint
- mobilization of knee joint, pallet and fibula head, hip joint
- mobilization of ankle, feet
  • l. Basics of pharmacotherapy of functional impairment of locomotor apparatus; soft tissue techniques
  • 2. Functional anatomy of axial skeleton; peripheral joints mobilization
  • 3. Enthesopathy: anatomy, physiology, enthesopathy in upper limb area; optimal soft tissue and mobilization techniques intervention
  • 4. Other enthesopathies, adhesive capsulitis of shoulder joint, optimal soft tissue and mobilization techniques intervention; mobilization of clavicle and scapula
  • 5. Lower limbs area impairment, stereotype of gait; radicular and pseudoradicular syndromes; etiological coherence, rational intervention; soft tissue and mobilization techniques in lower limb area
  • 6. Functional anatomy of pelvis, manifestation of functional impairment in pelvic area, palpation orientation, spine sign, overtaking fenomenon
  • 7. SI joints, anatomy, physiology, pathology, problems of differential diagnostics, SI joint examination and mobilization, autotherapy
  • 8. Functional anatomy of lumbar spine, congenital evolutionary defects - importance, evaluation; manifestation of functional impairments – palpation, vision, examination and segment mobilization - RF, Ro, AF
  • 9. Basics of X-ray, CT and NMR in pelvic and lumbar, traction techniques, autotherapy; lumbar and SI mobilizations
  • 10. Functional anatomy of thorax and ribs; trunk area examination – vision control, active movement, palpation, functional impairment manifestation in area of trunk spine and ribs; Gaymans rule; trunk traction; seminar thesis assignment
  • 11. Basics of differential diagnostics in area of trunk spine Introduction to basic viscerovertebral relations; examination and mobilization of trunk spine segments – retroflexion, anteflexion and lateroflexion
  • 12. Basics of differential diagnostic in area of thorax and ribs – termination, congenital evolutionary defects – examination and mobilization in trunk area – rotation, autotherapy – Kaltenborn
  • 13. Respiratory stereotype, anatomical predisposition, physiology, pathology, relations, examination and mobilization of ribs – overtaking phenomenon, Kubis, scapula, Greennman, autotherapy
  • 14. Functional anatomy of cervical spine and cervicothoracal transition, active, passive and resistance movements examination, passive rotation examination in four positions, painful spots palpation, cervical spine traction, seminar thesis submission
  • HOFTA, T. Autoterapeutický systém (mobilizační, relaxační a protahovací techniky). Třeboň : vydáno vlastním nákladem, 1996. 79 s.
  • KITTEL, A. Myofunkční terapie. Praha : Grada, 1999. 111 s. ISBN 80-7169-619-6
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
theoretical and practical exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 60.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020, spring 2021, spring 2022.
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