bp1895 Applied Physical Therapy I

Faculty of Sports Studies
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/3/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Ivan Struhár, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Bc. Eva Dolejší (assistant)
Mgr. Michaela Müllerová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ivan Struhár, Ph.D.
Department of Health Promotion – Faculty of Sports Studies
Supplier department: Department of Health Promotion – Faculty of Sports Studies
Timetable of Seminar Groups
bp1895/01: Wed 10:00–12:30 posilovna pod Hradem, I. Struhár
bp1895/02: Wed 14:00–16:30 posilovna pod Hradem, I. Struhár
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 subject is to provide practical skills in mechanotherapy especially focused on practice in classical massage. First it´s important arts superficial and deep palpation. On the other hand it´s important a practical differentiation of each soft tissue level and its examination.
This practical course goes hand in hand with theoretical course Physical therapy I.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course the student is able to:
1. to practice selected massage strokes
2. to discuss about the selection of selected massage strokes
3. to assess the current state of the locomotive system
4. to choose the right massage strokes in relation to the aim of the massage
5. to practice a sports massage before, in a break of unfinished performance and after the completion of the physical activity
6. to evaluate the athlete's status based on the subjective feeling before and after the application of the selected type of sports massage
  • Work ergonomics. Basic groups of touches.
  • Massage of lower limbs - posterior part (positioning, individual touches, passive stretching).
  • Massage of lower limbs - anterior part (positioning, individual touches, passive stretching).
  • Back massage including scapula area (positioning, individual touches, passive stretching).
  • Neck massage including scapula area and shoulder girdle massage(positioning, individual touches, passive stretching).
  • Head massage. Chest massage. Positioning, individual touches, passive stretching.
  • Massage of upper limbs. Abdominal massage. Positioning, individual touches, passive stretching.
  • Full body massage.
  • Preparatory sports massage and therapeutic massage after sport - specifics of individual one.
  • Stand massage. Massage between performances. Use in practice.
  • Regenerative massage.
  • Samples of other massage types and some techniques (hot stones, shietsu etc.).
  • Individual massage application in practice.
    required literature
  • STORCK, Ulrich. Technika masáže v rehabilitaci. Edited by Heinz-Otto Junker - Walter Rostalski. 1. české vyd. Praha: Grada, 2010, 191 s. ISBN 9788024726632. URL info
    recommended literature
  • SEDMÍK, Jan. Masáže : kompletní kniha masážních technik. Vyd. 3., dopl. Praha: Svoboda, 1999, 192 s. ISBN 8020510028. info
  • PAVLŮ, Dagmar and Josef KVAPILÍK. Základy masáže. Vyd. 1. Praha: Scientia Medica, 1994, 205 s. ISBN 80-85526-11-5. info
  • ŽALOUDEK, Karel. Masáž : příručka pro střední zdravotnické pracovníky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Státní zdravotnické nakladatelství, 1965, 270 s. info
Teaching methods
Practical course focused on the right application of classical massage with correction of qualified physiotherapist or other practitioner.
Assessment methods
1. attendance (one absence is permitted)
2. 5 tests during semester, min.70%
3. Final test, min.70%
4. Practical exam
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 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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