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Physiotherapy in Sport - PFYZ098C
Title: Physiotherapy in Sport
Guaranteed by: Fyzioterapie (51-500400)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2023 to 2023
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/2, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 28 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (0)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: not 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
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Kateřina Maršáková
Interchangeability : PFYZ229C
Is interchangeable with: PFYZ229C
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The aim of the course is to acquaint students with sports physiotherapy as one of the possible specialities in internationally. Then give an overview of the possibilities of physiotherapy intervention in sport. Aim of the practical training is to acquire knowledge and especially skills of athletes of selected sports in the application procedures analyzing causes, possibilities of injury, as well as preventive and therapeutic procedures for the most common problems associated with these activities. Emphasis is also placed on the possibilities of physiotherapy intervention common, sporting populations at different ages.
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (18.06.2019)
Aim of the course

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • demonstrates the ability to orient in the possibilities of physiotherapeutic intervention in sports, both at the professional and amateur level, at different ages
  • demonstrates the ability to apply procedures analyzing the causes and possibilities of injury in selected sports
  • demonstrates the ability to apply preventive and therapeutic procedures for the most common problems related to the sports activities

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

ANDREWS, James R., Gary L. HARRELSON a Kevin E. WILK. Physical rehabilitation of the injured athlete. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders, c2012. ISBN 9781437724110.

JANSSEN P.J., WEINECK.: Ausdauertraining, Überarbeitete Aufl. Spitta Verlag, 1996.

JORDAN,D.J.: Sports Neurology, Lippincott - Raven Publishers, Philadelphia 1998.

KOLT, Gregory S. a Lynn SNYDER-MACKLER. Physical therapies in sport and exercise. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2003. ISBN 0443071543.

KUMBHARE, D.A., BASMAJIN J.V.:Clinical Decision Making and Outcomes In Sports Rehabilitation. Churchill Livingstone. 2000, ISBN: 0443065462.

PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT: official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000. ISSN 1466-853X.

PRENTICE, William E. Rehabilitation techniques in sports medicine. 3rd ed. Boston, Mass.: WCB/McGraw-Hill, c1999. ISBN 0072894709.

WEINECK, J: Sportanatomie. Spitta Verlag, 12.Aufl., 1997 ISBN 3-932753-39-9.

ZULUAGA, M.: Science Sports Physiotherapy: Applied and Practice, Churchill Livingstone. 1995, ISBN: 0443048045.

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (18.06.2019)
Requirements to the exam

Credit Requirements:

  • active participation in practical classes
  • work out a report (essay) from practices according to the teacher´s requests
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (14.01.2021)


1. Physiotherapy in sport - characteristics, introduction to the subject

2. Characteristics of selected sports activities - physiological, biomechanical aspects, general principles of physiotherapy in sport, distribution of injuries and their solutions, sport orthotics

3. Functional diagnostics of musculoskeletal system in athletes from the perspective of physiotherapist; timely assessment of sports prerequisites.

4. Sports injuries - possibilities and limitations of physiotherapist's work

5. Most frequent disability, overload in selected sports activities;; hypermobility in sport

6. Influence the performance of the athlete by using physiotherapeutic techniques and methods

7. Physiotherapeutic intervention in sportsman training; sporting population - possibilities of physiotherapeutic intervention

8. Physiotherapy in volleyball, rugby, whitewater slalom

9. Physiotherapy in softball, ice hockey

10. Physiotherapy in athletics and biathlon

11. Physiotherapy in downhill skiing

12. Physiotherapy in sport climbing and triathlon

13. Physiotherapy in tennis and golf

14. Physiotherapy in martial arts


1.-14. Analysis of causes, possibilities of accidents in selected sport branches, application of preventive and therapeutic procedures in sportsmen and common sporting population

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (18.06.2019)
Learning resources

Study Aids:

  • see the „Syllabus“
  • in case of distance learning, the ZOOM (MS Teams) online platform with the support of a course in Moodle2, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher

Link Moodle 1:

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