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Physical Therapy in Recondition - PFYZ220C
Title: Physical Therapy in Recondition
Guaranteed by: Department of Physiotherapy (51-300400)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, MC [HT]
Capacity: 14 / 14 (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 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): Bc. Jan Vávra
Annotation -
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with basic physical regeneration methods, balneotherapy and basics of mechanotherapy and their importance in sports practice. The aim of practical exercises is to master practical skills in hydrotherapy, application of thermal procedures, phototherapy and mechanotherapy. Theoretical bases will also include information on therapeutic physiotherapy procedures and their relationship to physical activity.
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (03.10.2021)
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:

  • demonstrates knowledge of general principles of physical therapy
  • demonstrates knowledge of the effects and uses of thermotherapy, hydrotherapy and phototherapy
  • demonstrates an understanding of the indications and contraindications of thermotherapy, hydrotherapy and phototherapy
  • demonstrates the ability to apply physical therapy
  • demonstrates the ability to evaluate the effect of physical therapy in the patient

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (03.10.2021)

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

GROVER, B. B., NABU PRESS, 2014. ISBN 1295836343 Handbook of Electrotherapy for Practitioners and Students. Edtion ed., 2014. ISBN 1295836343.

WATSON, T. Electrotherapy E-Book: evidence-based practice. Edtion ed.: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008. ISBN 0702039837.

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (03.10.2021)
Requirements to the exam

Classified Credit Requirements:

  • 100% participation in practical classes
  • proven understanding and proficiency through application in practical classes
  • classified credit test and practical examination

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (07.10.2021)

1. Physical regenerative means

2. General principles of application of physical regenerating agents

3. Effects and general indications of physical regenerative agents

4. Hyperemia

5. Use of heat for regeneration and reconditioning, skin and core functions

6. Total heat applications - baths: sitting bath, subacqual massage, bubble bath, carbonic bath, carbon dioxide gas bath, sulfur and iodine bath

7. Sauna and Scottish sprays

8. Local heat application: paraffin wraps

9. Local heat applications: Paraligno, Parafango Battaglia, Termofor

10. Wet and dry hot tiles

11. Peloid wraps and compresses

12. Use of general and local application of cold in regeneration and reconditioning

13. Priessnitz tiles, Tripes tiles

14. Use of application of IR and UV radiation and visible light in regeneration and reconditioning

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (03.10.2021)
Learning resources

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Last update: Jandová Renáta (28.07.2023)
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