75301 - Physiotherapy in Specialist Area (BO)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student has the ability to apply knowledge and understanding regarding the clinical-functional balance of subjects with pathology affecting the cardio-respiratory system. Knows the objectives and knows how to plan, plan and implement a physiotherapy intervention, in subjects with respiratory-cardiological pathology and / or subjected to surgery / transplantation.

The student knows and understands the epidemiology, the preventive aspects and the main operating techniques in burns patients. Knows and understands the role, the purpose of rehabilitation and knows how to plan, plan and implement an adequate rehabilitation intervention in the burn patient.

The student knows and understands the theoretical principles and knows how to plan, program and apply a physiotherapy intervention in patients with pelvic floor dysfunctions or with urinary and fecal incontinence.

Course contents

Respiratory Physiotherapy

Clinical and Functional Evaluation
• Observation
• Vital signs
• Thoraco-abdominal mechanics
• Auscultation
• Effectiveness of Cough
• Dyspnea
• Exercise Capacity
Instrumental Evaluation
• Evaluation of Lung Volumes
• Evaluation of Respiratory Muscles
• Evaluation of gas exchanges
• Diagnostic imaging
Respiratory Physiotherapy Techniques
• Airway Clearing Techniques
• Pulmonary re-expansion techniques
• Bronchoaspiration
• Outline of Non-Invasive Ventilation
Oxygen therapy and Aerosol therapy
Evaluation of Treatment Outcomes
Focus on:
Lung Transplantation
Chronic Bronchopathies and Cardiopathies
Cystic fibrosis
Intensive care
Neuromuscular pathology

Physiotherapy of the Burned Patient
• Etiopathogenesis and Clinic of Burns
• Evaluation of "Burn Disease"
• Surgical Treatment Notes
Ali Main Operating Techniques
◦ Post-operative assistance
• Scarring
• Remodeling phase
• Role and Purposes of Rehabilitation in "Burn Disease"
• Rehabilitative aspects in the various stages of "burn illness"
• Rehabilitation aspects in relation to the different anatomical areas
• Analysis of Psychological and Psychodynamic Reactions in Severe Burned
◦ Immediate reaction and emergency reaction
◦ Reactive phase
◦ Rehabilitation phase

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
• Overview of functional anatomy of the lower urinary tract, of the pelvic floor and of the anorectal system
• Outline of physiology of the lower urinary and rectal colon.
• Etiology and pathophysiology of urine fecal incontinence
• Urodynamics, Biofeeedback electrophysiological tests, Fes,
• Kinesiotherapy Rehabilitation of the alvo and bladder


Brivio, Lazzeri, Oliva, Zampogna "La disostruzione bronchiale- dalla teoria alla pratica" Ed. Masson 2001

Lazzeri et al. "Esame clinico e valutazione in riabilitazione respiratoria" Ed. Masson 2006
Pryor, Prasad "Physiotherapy for respiratory and cardiac problems" Ed. Livingstone 2008
Bortolami, Riabilitazione Del Pavimento Pelvico - Masson 2009.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Video projector, PC,
Anatomical models
Practice on professional devices

Office hours

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