The Institute of Physiotherapy provides education in the specialty of physiotherapy at two levels of study: 1st-degree – licentiate (3-year), and 2nd-degree – complementary Master studies (2-year).
Scope of problems undertaken at the Institute:
Department of Pathobiomechanics: Studies of effectiveness of physiotherapy in various organ dysfunctions. Physiotherapy in motor organ disorders (rheumatic diseases and orthopaedic injuries) and diseases of the peripheral nervous system. Physical development and motor activity of children. Physiotherapy in cardiology and nephrology. .
Department of Neurology, Neurological Rehabilitation and Kinesytherapy: Motor activity of children with cerebral palsy. EMG of the muscles in children with CNS disorders. Use of botulinum toxin in CNS diseases. Quality of life of patients who had undergone spinal cord injury. Study of body posture by the spatial photogrammetry technique. Study of equilibrium reactions in teenagers during the period of adolescence on a tilting platform. Scoliosis and primary and postural reflexes, and EMG of muscles. Neurogenesis and neuroplasticity of the CNS.
Department of Physical Medicine: Optimization of physical management in selected neurological, dermatological and other disease. Evaluation of effectiveness of physical-rehabilitation management in internal, rheumatologic diseases, injuries and orthopaedic conditions, neurological and other diseases. Application of balneotherapy in physiotherapy..
Department of Rehabilitation in Motor Organ Disorders: Patterns of rehabilitation procedures after endoprosthesis plasty of knee and hip joints. Effect of kinesiotherapy on body functions in selected disorders of the motor system. Pain syndromes of the motor system. Changes in parameters of walking in patients prior to and after hip arthroplasty. Evaluation of activity and quality of life of patients after amputation. Use of Kinesiology Taping in the treatment of limb oedema.
Department of Manual Therapy: Cryotherapy. Targeted compensation of central coordination disorders, brain plasticity. Distant effects of early rehabilitation of neurological patients. Pelvic prolapse disorders. Spine-related pain complaints in patients in various age groups. Peripheral nerve lesions. Kinesiological aspects of disorders in formation of hip joints. Limitation of movement in joints of various etiology. Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of ventilation disorders. Ethical attitudes in therapeutic management. Neurorehabilitation. Physiotherapy in motor organs dysfunction. Quality of life of the disabled and their families. Kinesiology Taping.
Department of Rehabilitation of Organ of Hearing and Balance: Modern method of treatment of cancerous diseases in the head and neck area. Role of the labyrinth, vision and proprioception in maintaining normal body balance. Importance of vestibulospinal, visual vestibulo–ocular and vestibuloocular reflexes in maintaining balance in humans. Effectiveness of physiotherapy in otoneurological disorders.