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Therapy of Postural Disorders - Brügger Concept I - PFYZ234C
Title: Therapy of Postural Disorders - Brügger Concept I
Guaranteed by: Department of Physiotherapy (51-300400)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 28 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / 24 (24)
Min. number of students: 6
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.
Classification: Sport and Physical Education > Rehabilitation
Co-requisite : PFYZ038C
Interchangeability : PFYZ052C, PFYZ096C
Is pre-requisite for: PFYZ235C
Is interchangeable with: PFYZ052C, PFYZ096C
In complex incompatibility with: PFYZ219C
The subject is meant for students of both the 1st and 2nd years of the follow-up study of physiotherapy. It familiarises with Brügger's concept, i.e. with the concept of functional defects of locomotive system diagnostics and therapy. Classes deal with basic theoretical sources of the concept in relation to diagnostics and therapy. Another part is the practical training of therapeutic methods utilised in the concept.
Last update: Hojka Vladimír, Mgr., Ph.D. (27.07.2021)
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:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of the principles of the concept according to Brügger
  • demonstrate skills in the application of diagnostic and treatment procedures according to Brügger with the main focus on the trunc

Last update: Hojka Vladimír, Mgr., Ph.D. (27.07.2021)

BRÜGGER, A. Lehrbuch der funktionellen Störungen des bewegungssystems. Zollikon : Brügger; Benglen : Verlag, 2000. 503 s. ISBN 3-9520075-4-4.

PAVLU, D.: Brügger Koncept. In: Liebenson C.: Rehabilitation of the Spine. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia 2007, ISBN 0-7817-2997-1

PAVLU, D. Cvičení s Thera-Bandem se zřetelem k Brüggerově konceptu. Brno: CERM, 2004. 99s. ISBN 80-7204-334-X.

PAVLU, D. Speciální fyzioterapeutické koncepty a metody I. Brno. CERM 2003, 240 s. ISBN80-7204-312-9.

PAVLU, D. Cvičení se Sanctbandem. Svítání : Olomouc 2014. 347s. ISBN 978-80-87419-37-3

PAVLU D., PETAK-KRUEGE, S., JANDA, V. (2017) Brügger-Methods for Postural Correction. In Liebenson, C.: Rehabilitation of the Spine. Williams and Wilkins, pp.352-368.

PAVLU, D. (2015): Sanctband - Resistance Training. Sanctuary Health, Malajsia

ROCK, C-M., PETAK-KRUEGER, S. Agisticko-excentrické kontrakční postupy k ovlivnění funkčních poruch pohybového systému. Zürich : Brügger; Benglen : Verlag, 2000. 144 s. ISBN 3-905407-01-9.

Last update: Hojka Vladimír, Mgr., Ph.D. (27.07.2021)
Requirements to the exam

Credit Requirement:

  • 100% attendance at practical part
Last update: Hojka Vladimír, Mgr., Ph.D. (27.07.2021)

1. Introduction in to Brügger-Concept, Neurophysiology.

2. Cog weel model and importance for diagnostic, global movement patterns

3. Positioning - as a preparatory procedure

4. "Construction" of ideal positron in sitting

5. Sensomotoric

6. Diagnostic Test - TH-5

7. Physic and importace for the Brügger-Concept

8. Spine and Stability

9. ADL introduction, Functional "Synergism"

10. Thera-Band Exercises - introduction

11. Basic Principles of Diagnostic, basic principles of Treatment

12. Functions-Diagnostic: trunk

13. Therapy of OGE, hot roll

14. ADL and Trunk Stability, AEC Trunk

Last update: Hojka Vladimír, Mgr., Ph.D. (27.07.2021)
Learning resources

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Last update: Jandová Renáta (28.07.2023)
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