39154 - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Muscle Skeletal Desease

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Docente: Lisa Berti
  • Credits: 2
  • SSD: MED/34
  • Language: Italian
  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Physiotherapy (cod. 8476)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student has the knowledge and the ability to understand the basic notions of the history of rehabilitation, the organization of rehabilitation services and the ICF classification. The ability to understand the most appropriate therapeutic modalities in the orthopedic/trauma field.

Course contents

Rehabilitation project

Rehabilitation program

Rehabilitation outcome

Osteoporosis and flexed posture

Risk factors for osteoporosis

Osteoporotic fractures

Consequences of flexed posture

Preventive and rehabilitation protocol


Principles of treatment and prevention

Hip and knee arthroplasty

Post-surgical rehabilitation

Flat foot and cavus foot

Foot rehabilitation protocols


Basaglia N, Medicina riabilitativa - Medicina fisica e riabilitazione - Principi e pratica, Idelson Gnocchi

Shultz SJ, Houglum PA, Perrin DH, Esame obiettivo dell'apparato locomotore. Valutazione delle lesioni muscolo-scheletriche, Piccin-Nuova Libraria

For further information: Andreoli E, Arioli G, Berti L, Galletti L. Il piede reumatico approccio multidisciplinare, Piccin 2022

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons with Power Point and videos. Interactive methods for the active participation of students.

Assessment methods

Oral exam

The final exam consists of an oral or written exam in which the student will mainly discuss a topic taken from the program. As part of the interview, questions will also be asked aimed at verifying the degree of in-depth knowledge of the proposed topic and the other topics of the program, the critical ability to connect different knowledge to each other through logical-deductive connections and the achievement of a deep understanding of topics covered in class.

Gradation of the final grade:

Preparation on a very limited number of topics covered in the course and analytical skills that emerge only with the help of the teacher, expressed in an overall correct language → 18-19;

Preparation on a limited number of topics covered in the course and ability to autonomous analysis only on purely executive matters, expression in correct language → 20-24;

Preparation on a large number of topics covered in the course, ability to make independent choices of critical analysis, mastery of specific terminology → 25-29;

Comprehensive preparation on the topics covered in the course, ability to make autonomous choices of critical analysis and connection, full mastery of specific terminology and ability to argue and self-reflection → 30.

The achievement by the student of an integrated vision of the topics addressed in class, combined with their critical use, the ability to make connections, the demonstration of an expressive mastery and specific language will be evaluated with honors.

The criterion for integrating the grade into the final overall assessment of the CI provides for the weighted mathematical average based on credits.

Teaching tools

During the lessons there will be projections with Power Point and educational videos. The teaching materials useful for preparation and supplementary purposes will be published online in the University platform or are available from the teacher.

Office hours

See the website of Lisa Berti