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Special Kinesiology II - PFYZ091C
Title: Special Kinesiology II
Guaranteed by: Department of Physiotherapy (51-300400)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:6/1, C+Ex [HT]
Extent per academic year: 56 [hours]
Capacity: 16 / unknown (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
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. Tereza Nováková, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Milan Martínek, Ph.D.
PhDr. Tereza Nováková, Ph.D.
PhDr. Lenka Žáková, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : PFYZ034C
In complex incompatibility with: PFYZ219C
The aim of the course is to deepen students' ability to comprehensively look at people with the aim of revealing the key point of their difficulties, to gain deeper knowledge of movement under normal and abnormal circumstances, especially in illness, as well as knowledge of normal and pathological development of children, clinical diagnosis of developmental disorder and forecasting.
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (25.10.2019)
Aim of the course

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to equip students with such knowledge, skills and general competencies that after completing:

demonstrates the ability to define abnormal conditions and disease at the level of individual musculoskeletal systems in order to reveal the key point of its problems

demonstrates advanced knowledge of the principles of specific disorders of the musculoskeletal system (see course syllabus)

demonstrates advanced knowledge of movement under normal and abnormal circumstances, especially in illness

demonstrates advanced knowledge of the normal and pathological development of the child, clinical diagnosis of the degree of developmental disorder and prognosis

demonstrates advanced ability to present, discuss and critically evaluate model examples of movement behavior disorders

Last update: Nováková Tereza, PhDr., Ph.D. (13.01.2021)

HOUGLUM, P. A., BERTOTI, D. B. Brunnstrom's Clinical Kinesiology. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 2012, 6th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-2352-1.

LEVANGIE, P. K., NORKIN, C. C. Joint Structure and Function, Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 2019, 6th Edition. ISBN-13: 978-0-8036-5878-3.

MULLIGAN, B. R. Manual Therapy: Nags, Snags, Mwms, Etc. Wellington: Bateson Publishing Ltd, 2014, 6th ed., ISBN 139781877520037.

NEUMANN, D. Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System: Foundations for Rehabilitation Hardcover. 3. ed., Mosby 2016, ISBN-10: 0323287530.

NIEL-ASHER S. The Concise Book of Trigger Points, CA: North Atlantic Books, U.S., 2014, 3th. Edition ISBN 139781583948491.

PIEK, J. P. Infant motor development. Human Kinetics, 2006, ISBN 978-0-7360-0226-4.

SHACKLOCK, M. Clinical Neurodynamics: A New System of Neuromusculoskeletal Treatment. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005, ISBN-10: 0750654562.

SHUMWAY-COOK, A., WOOLLACOTT M. H. Motor Control Hardcover. 5. ed., Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2016, ISBN-10: 9781496347725.

TRAVELL, J. G., SIMONS, D. G. Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: Volume 2. Wiliams and Wilkins, 1992.

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

Credit Requirements:

  • active participation in lessons

Exam Requirements:

  • oral exam
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (25.10.2019)


1. Clinical diagnostics and possibilities of laboratory diagnostics

2. Therapeutic approaches and possibilities of improving postural motor function

3. Examples of typical diseases and disorders manifested by postural dysfunction and case reports

4. Form - function - facilitation

5. Working with patients

6. Pathomorphology and function

7. Prenatal effects on motor: genetic factors, gestational period.

8. Childbirth and its influence on motor skills.

9. Postural ontogenesis of a normal and handicapped child within one year.

10. Normal and pathological development of children up to 3 years and up to 6 years.

11. Tests determining the degree of development in individual trimenones and relative retardation.

12. Clinical diagnostics of the degree of developmental disorder.

13. Determination of prognosis of detected disorder.

14. Mentoring and information for the relevant procedure.

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

Study aids


Last update: Jandová Renáta (14.07.2023)
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