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Physiotherapeutic Methods and Procedures - PFYZ064C
Title: Physiotherapeutic Methods and Procedures
Guaranteed by: Department of Physiotherapy (51-300400)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/3, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 60 [hours]
Capacity: 16 / 16 (16)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: deregister from the credit exam date if a requisite was not fulfilled
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: doc. PaedDr. Dagmar Pavlů, CSc.
Teacher(s): doc. PaedDr. Dagmar Pavlů, CSc.
In complex incompatibility with: PFYZ219C
The aim of the course is to introduce the basic principles, indications, and contraindications of special approaches, methods and concepts used in physiotherapy (eg the concept of Bobaths, a method according to Vojta, Roodová, Perfetti, Brunkowová and other currently used new procedures). In the practical part of the course, students acquire skills in performing selected therapeutic elements from individual approaches and techniques. Emphasis is also placed on working with literary sources in the sense of EBM.
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (25.10.2019)
Aim of the course

Learning Outcomes:

The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and general competencies so that after the completion of the course the students:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the principles, indications and contraindications of a wide range of special physiotherapeutic approaches used in the Czech Republic and abroad
  • demonstrate the ability to implement selected diagnostic and therapeutic elements of special physiotherapeutical concepts most commonly used in the Czech Republic
  • demonstrate the ability to evaluate evidence-based physiotherapy procedures and methods (evidence based physiotherapy)

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (14.01.2021)

CARR, J. H., SHEPHERD R. B. Neurological Rehabilitation, 2ed., Elsevier, 2011 , ISBN-10 9788131228852.

EBNEZAR, J. Essentials of Orthopedics for Physiotherapists. 3. ed., Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2016, ISBN-10: 9789386261793.

FROWNFELTER, D., DEAN E. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy: Evidence to Practice 5. ed, Mosby 2012 , ISBN-10: 0323059139.

KENYON, K., KENYON, J. The Physiotherapist's Pocketbook : Essential Facts at Your Fingertips I. London: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018, 3rd Revised edition, ISBN139780702055065.

KISNER, C., COLBY L. A. et al. Therapeutic Exercise, Philadelphia : F.A. Davis Company, 2017, 7th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-5850-9.

NATARAJAN, M. V. Natarajan's Textbook of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Paperback. 8. ed., Wolters Kluwer India Private Limited, 2018, ISBN-10: 9386691493.

HILLEGASS, E. Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Hardcover. 4. ed., Saunders 2016, ISBN-10: 03234305462016.

O´SULLIVAN, S. B., SCHMITZ, T. J. Physical Rehabilitation, Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 2019, 7. ed., ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-6162-2.

PALISANO, R. J., ORLIN, M., SCHREIBER, J. Campbell's Physical Therapy for Children. 5. ed., Saunders, 2017, ISBN-10: 0323390188.

PRYOR, J. A., PRASAD S. A. Physiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems: Adults and Paediatrics. 4. ed., Elsevier Health 2013, ISBN-10: 813123634X2013.

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (25.10.2019)
Requirements to the exam

Credit Requirements:

  • 100% attendance on practicals with active participation
  • work out a report (documentation) from practices according to the teacher´s requests, presentation
  • verification of knowledges at the end of the semester (oral or written)
Last update: Pavlů Dagmar, doc. PaedDr., CSc. (08.02.2022)


1. Vojta method; The Bobaths concept

2. Method by G. Doman and C. Delacat; G.Tardieu method; S.Brunström method

3. Fay access; Method according to M. Rood

4. The method of E. Kenny; C. Perfetti method

5. Sensory integration therapy according to J. Ayres

6. Method according to F. Affolter; Access according to Ostendorf and Wolf

7. Method according to R. Brunkowová; M.A.R. Freeman method; Method by M. Alexander; Method according to M. Feldenkrais

8. Concept by A. Brügger; Concept of spiral dynamics

9. Maitland concept; R. McKenzie method

10. Cyriax method; The Klein-Vogelbach FBL Concept; Klapp method; Schrott method

11. Hippotherapie

12. Method according to L. Mojžíšová; Method according to Petö et al.

13. Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization and other currently used and developed approaches

14. Neurorehabilitation (functional evaluation in neurorehabilitation, treatment of spastic paresis - general principles, Guided self-rehabilitation contract; robotic assisted rehabilitation, functional electrical stimulation, static progressive splinting, dynamic orthosis)


1. - 4. Investigation procedures targeted to special methods, concepts and techniques

5. - 9. Therapeutic approaches based on special methods, concepts or techniques

10. - 14. Demonstration and work with selected patients under the supervision of a therapist (specialist)

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (25.10.2019)
Learning resources

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Last update: Jandová Renáta (13.07.2023)
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