Neurophysioterapy
 
Module: Physiotherapy
ECTS: 10
Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 30
Contact hours – clinical practice: 100
Holder of subject:
Year of study: First
 
Neurophysioterapy              

Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 30
Contact hours – clinical practice: 100
Holder of subject:  
Education providers:
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Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences:
Locomotor development at all life cycles.
Theories of motoric learning, theories of senzomotoric integration. 
Senzomotoric integration, body posture and balance control, intentional movement control and the ability of skilful movement.
Malfunctions of sensomotoric integration, malfunction of body posture and balance control, intentional movement control and ability of skilful movement that result from central and peripheral nervous system.
Symptoms and characters and their consequences for functional abilities by the majority of neurological conditions (stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain disorder after accident, Parkinson’s disease, impairment of the spinal cord, neuro muscular disease).
 
The assessment of patient’s condition according to subsystems of neuro muscular system (sensibility, tonus and muscle strength, skills, control of body posture and balance).
The use of functional evaluation protocols mostly for balance and functions of upper limb. 
Fundamental procedures of neurophysioterapeutisc methods: neurodevelopmental treatment, proprioreceptical neuromuscular facilitation, Vojt's method.
Classification and characteristics of disorders at sensory and motor development. 
Basic treatment of persons with disabilities.
Student is able to select the appropriate procedure for particular problem base on the analysis of the situation.
Monitoring and evaluation of therapeutic procedures. 

Knowledge and understanding:
Student knows and understands how works neuro-muscular system changed by the disease.
Student knows and understands basic neurofizioterapevtic approaches.
Student knows and understands the process of assessment of patients’ condition. 
Student is able to integrate and use the expertise of other therapeutics procedures, like joint mobilization, mobilization of nervous system, manual lymphatic drainage, electrical and thermotherapy.
Mandatory references:
  • Shumway Cook, A. & Woollacott, M.H., 2001. Motor control. 2. izd. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Davies, P.M., 2004. Steps to follow. 2. izd. New York: Springer.
  • Štrucl, M., 1989. Fiziologija živčevja. Medicinski razgledi, 28, suppl. 3.
  • Lavrič, A., 1983. Klinična nevrološka preiskava. 2. dop. izd. Medicinski razgledi, 22, suppl. 6.
  • O'Sullivan, S.B. & Schmitz, T. J. eds., 2006. Physical rehabilitation. 5. izd. Philadelphia: Davis.
  • Davies, P.M. 1990. Right in the midle. Berlin: Springer.
  • Davies, P.M., 2002. Starting again. Berlin: Springer.
  • Carr, J. & Shepherd, R. eds., 2000. Movement science. 2. izd. Gaithersburg: Aspen.
  • Janko, M., 1987. Gibanje. Medicinski razgledi, 26, pp. 377–394.
Recommended references:  
Study obligations: 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
100% obligatory attendance at seminars
submitted and presented seminar work
Assessment methods: practical colloquium (70% of total assessment) and report on work with neurological patient (30% of total assessment) are the terms to conduct oral or writing examination.