Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Ergotherapy and Sport

Sector "Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Ergotherapy"

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Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Ergotherapy and Sport was founded in 2006 as a successor to the activities of other departments at MU - Pleven.

Sector "Sport"

The Sport sector, former Center for Physical Education and Sport, was established in 1974. Since 2006 it has been a part of the structure of the Department of Physical Education and Sports. From 1994 to 2017, Head of the Sector was Assoc. Prof. Atanas Atanasov. From 2017, the position of Head of Sector is held by Assoc. Prof. Iskra Stefanova Ilieva, PhD.

Classes and Disciplines Taught by the Academic Staff at the Department:
  • Kinesitherapy
  • Functional diagnosis of the muscle-skeletal system.
  • Kinesiology of the muscle-skeletal system.
  • Medical rehabilitation and Ergotherapy in orthopedics and traumatology.
  • Medical rehabilitation and Ergotherapy in neurology.
  • Medical Rehabilitation and Ergotherapy in Internal Diseases.
  • Medical rehabilitation and Ergotherapy in childhood diseases.
  • Medical Rehabilitation and Ergotherapy in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Ergotherapy for traumas and injuries of MSS, CNS and PNS, geriatric and pediatric pathological conditions and dysfunctions.
  • Healing massage.
  • Basics of Functional Assessment in MR and ET.
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation for traumas and injuries of the MSS, CNS and PNS.
  • Clinical - Clinical Practices in Kinesitherapy, Healing Massage, Ergotherapy, and Physical Therapy.

Research Work and Aims of the Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Ergotherapy and Sport:
  • Development and validation of current therapeutic approaches to the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuro-muscular dysfunctions in the rehabilitation of socially significant diseases.
  • Updating and implementation in clinical practice the modern approaches for functional diagnostics, rehabilitation and prophylaxis of pathological and preclinical conditions of the muscle-skeletal system, central and peripheral nervous system.
  • Highly specialized methods of rehabilitation behavior in arthroscopic interventions of the MSS: small and large joints.
  • Manual Therapy for Joint Dysfunction of the MSS.
  • Application and implementation in clinical practice of highly specialized therapeutical techniques in the treatment and prevention of soft tissue dysfunctions and preclinical conditions of the MSS.
  • Habilitation and rehabilitation of congenital and acquired pathologies in childhood.
  • Neurorehabilitation in socially significant and rare diseases.

Textbooks and Study Materials, Written and Used by the Academic Staff at the Department:
  • Fundamentals of musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Second edited and revised edition
  • Fundamentals of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (including Ergotrapy and Medical SPA), 2011
  • Algorithms for Physical Prevention, Therapy and Rehabilitation of Some Common and Socially Significant Diseases (2nd revised and revised edition), 2007
  • Contemporary Neurorehabilitation Methods (II-rd Addition and Revised Edition)
  • Principles of Modern Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, 2007
  • Repetitorium physiotherapeutic (basic principles of modern physical and rehabilitation medicine), 2006
  • Physiotherapy for soft tissue injuries in the area of the knee complex
  • Fundamentals of musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Kinesitherapy and Ergotherapy after upper limb trauma

The department is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Rectorate 1 building, Medical University - Pleven. There is also where large part of the basic courses for specialty "Medical rehabilitation and ergotherapy" are held.