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PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR ORTHOPEDIC AND RHEUMATOLOGICAL DISORDERS

CODE 68189
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 2 credits during the 2nd year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) LA SPEZIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/48
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION LA SPEZIA (PHYSIOTHERAPY)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

SCIENZE FISIOTERAPICHE IN ORTOPEDIA E REUMATOLOGIA

The module SCIENZE FISIOTERAPICHE IN ORTOPEDIA E REUMATOLOGIA based on the scientific evidence on the musculoskeletal pathologies, aims to develop the knowledge and the practical skills necessary to conduct a proper evaluation and to set a physiotherapy treatment program. The student will be able to: recognize the signs and symptoms, formulate objectives and treatment plan; evaluate the results in patients with deseases of the musculoskeletal system.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

AIMS AND CONTENTS

At the end of the course and after a suitable period of study taking into account the scientific evidence, the student will be able to acquire the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills necessary to conduct a proper assessment and set a specific program of physiotherapy treatment in patients suffering from diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

The goal is to be able to plan rehabilitation interventions and evidence-based strategies: from the guidelines to the implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic care pathways (PDTA) and protocols.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  1. search for signs and symptoms in patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system;

  2. formulate objectives and program the treatment plan;

  3. designing rehabilitation interventions and evidence-based strategies: from Guidelines to the implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic care (PDTA) protocols;

  4. evaluate the results obtained.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures (20 hours).

Lectures are performed in all the teaching location by owners teachers and are explained with slides and videos. The Students/Teachers percentage report allows a direct comparison and an use of collaborative methodology, discussion about rehabilitation and working groups.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General principles of treatment of injuries of the locomotor system in polytrauma:

 

Rehabilitation in the main shoulder pathologies:

a. Impingement syndrome, tendonitis and rotator cuff injuries

b. Shoulder instability and dislocation

c. Acromio-clavicular injury

d. Humerus: Fractures of the proximal epiphysis and of the diaphysis

 

ELBOW REHABILITATION:

a. Elbow dislocation

b. Radial head fractures

c. Epicondylitis: rehabilitation principles and different phases

 

REHABILITATION OF THE TRAUMATIC INJURIES OF WRIST AND HAND

a. Fractures and dislocations

b. Notes on tendon and nerve lesions

 

PELVIC,ACETABULAR AND FEMURAL FRACTURES:

a. Notes on pelvic fractures and hip fractures-dislocations

b. Femural fractures: neck, dhiaphysis and epiphysis

 

KNEE: guidelines e rehabilitation protocols:

a. Knee fractures

b. Traumatology of the patella and Patello-Femoral Pain (PFP)

c. Ligament and meniscus injuries: ACL reconstruction

 

LEG and FOOT REHABILITATION:

a. Leg fractures

b. ankle sprains and fractures

c. Foot traumatic injury

THE SPINE: brief notes about amyelic vertebral fractures and sprains

 

IMPLANT/REMOVAL of ARTICULAR PROSTHESIS and Rehabilitation:

a. The big joints: hip, knee, shoulder

b. Brief notes about other prothesis: ankle, elbow, wrist and small joints

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The slides used during lessons and other educational documents (such as tutorials, electronic documents) will be provided by teachers; teachers can also suggest books, articles and scientific journals.

Usually, the notes taken during lessons and the material provided by teachers are sufficient for the preparation of the exam.

It's suggested as a text book to support: S. Brent Brotzman "Riabilitazione in ortopedia e traumatologia" UTET

Also other academic books (published in the last 5 years) can be suitable.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

SUSANNA ACCOGLI (President)

GRETA NUNZIATI

FORTUNATA ROMEO

FLORIANA ROMANO

ALESSANDRO ROBUTTI

GIANLUCA RISSO

ALBERTO PIACENZA

SABRINA PAOLINO

LAURA MORI

MATTIA ALESSIO MAZZOLA

PATRIZIA MONTEFORTE

LUIGI MOLFETTA

LEONARDO INCERTI VECCHI

ANTONELLA FOCACCI

ALICE ANGELERI

MARCO TESTA

DANIELA GARAVENTA (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures (20 hours).

Lectures are performed in all the teaching location by owners teachers and are explained with slides and videos. The Students/Teachers percentage report allows a direct comparison and an use of collaborative methodology, discussion about rehabilitation and working groups.

LESSONS START

Lessons: from october to december

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral interview; the oral examination will be mainly directed to ensure a proper understanding of the theory discussed in the course.

Available 2 examination date in winter (January and February) and 5 in summer (June, July and September).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment method is explained during the lessons.

The exam consists of an oral interview based on the lectures and on the program, to evaluate knowledge and critical thinking of the student. The student have to prove his competence in scientific description of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy. The student will be able to: recognize the signs and symptoms, formulate a physiotherapy treatment program; evaluate the results in patients with deseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
19/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
16/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
07/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
21/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
15/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Pre-requisites:

Some knowledge on fundamentals of Anatomy and Pathology