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Physical Therapy II - PFYZ073C
Title: Physical Therapy II
Guaranteed by: Department of Physiotherapy (51-300400)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/2, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 42 [hours]
Capacity: 24 / 24 (24)
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
deregister from the 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: PhDr. Mgr. Helena Vomáčková, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): MUDr. Jan Dobiáš
Bc. Jan Vávra
Pre-requisite : PFYZ072C, PFYZ074C
In complex incompatibility with: PFYZ219C
The subject follows the course "Physical Therapy I". In the theoretical part of the course, students will acquire knowledge of the principles of using individual types of physical energies for the purpose of therapy of patients with various types of disabilities. In the practical part, the students are introduced to the technical parameters of instrumentation, which are used for the application of physical energies, including the training of its operation. In addition to therapeutic procedures, students will acquire knowledge and skills for electrodiagnostics. By completing the course, the student is equipped with the skills to apply physical therapy procedures using devices used in practice.
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (14.09.2019)
Aim of the course

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • demonstrates knowledge of general principles of instrumental physical therapy
  • demonstrates knowledge of the effects and uses of low-frequency current electrotherapy and electrodiagnostic and electrostimulation in the treatment of patients in physiotherapy
  • demonstrates knowledge of the effects and uses of middle-frequency current electrotherapy including modifications for practical using of electrotherapy
  • demonstrates knowledge of using of magnetotherapy, mechanotherapy and specialized phototherapy
  • demonstrates an understanding of the indications and contraindications of all instrumental therapeutic techniques for various diagnoses
  • demonstrates the ability to apply instrumental physical therapy in various diagnoses
  • demonstrates the ability to evaluate the effect of physical therapy in the patient

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

BEHRENS, B. J., BEINERT, H. Physical agents: theory and practice. Third edition. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, [2014]. ISBN 0803638167.

GROVER, B. B. Handbook of Electrotherapy for Practitioners and Students, Nabu Press, 2014. ISBN 1295836343.

PRENTICE, W.E. Therapeutic Modalities for Physical Therapists, McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 4 edition, 2010. ISBN 0071737693.

PRENTICE, W. E. Therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, c2011. ISBN 0071737693.

PRENTICE, W. E., ed. Therapeutic modalities in sports medicine. 3rd ed. St. Louis: Mosby, c1994. ISBN 0-8016-7922-2.

WATSON, T. Electrotherapy: evidence-based practice, 12e (Physiotherapy Essentials), Churchill Livingstone. 2008.ISBN 0443101795.

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (14.09.2019)
Requirements to the exam

Credit Requirements:

  • 100% participation in practical classes

Exam Requirements

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


1. Physiotherapy - concept, position, effects of physical stimuli, theory of analgesia, neurophysiology of pain

2. Electrotherapy - background, forms and types of currents

3. Safety at work in electrotherapy, pinciples of work safety in electrotherapy

4. Ultrasound, infrasound, combination therapy

5. Galvanotherapy: galvanization and iontophoresis

6. Impulsotherapy, electrostimulation

7. Diadynamic currents

8. Pulse currents

9. Electrodiagnostics - I/t curve

10. Middle frequency currents

11. High frequency currents

12. Diathermy

13. Magnetotherapy

14. New therapeutic approaches: shock wave, high power laser, high power magnetotherapy and others according to the current situation in the medical technology market


1. - 14. Application of electrotherapeutic procedures in model situations and patients

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (14.09.2019)
Learning resources

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Last update: Jandová Renáta (13.07.2023)
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