Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to give the students knowledge to choose appropriate physiotherapeutic methods and give them skills to apply them.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to know and understand the effects of the physiotherapeutic methods and based on the assessment choose and utilize the methods.

Course contents

- Proprioceptive neuromuscular inhibition and facilitation
- Massage
- Manual mobilization of the joints
- Muscle stretching

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics
Physiotherapeutic assessment

Previous course names

Physiotherapy Methods

Recommended or required reading

Adler,S. Beckers,D. Buck, M.2008. PNF in Practice, an illustrated guide,Springer, Germany.ISBN-13 978-3-540-73901-2
Kaltenborn, F. Manual Mobilization of the Joints,Volume I The Extremities %th Edition Olaf Norlis Bokhandel, Oslo
Holey E, Cook E. 2004. Evidence-based Therapeutic Massage. A Practical Guide for Therapists. ISBN 0443072302
Arponen R, Airaksinen O.2006. Massage för hela människan.WSOY.ISBN 952-13-2733-2.
Ylinen J, Cash M, Hämäläinen H. 1999. Urheiluhieronta. ISBN 952-90-6711-9.
Ylinen J.2002.Venytystekniikat I.
Lihas-jännesysteemi. ISBN 951-9209-02-6
Ylinen J. 2006. Venytysharjoittelu. ISBN 951-9209-03-4

Evjenth O., Hamberg J. 1980. Töjning av muskler. Varför och hur? Del I Extremiteterna. ISBN 91-85934-00-3
Evjenth O., Hamberg J. 1980. Töjning av muskler. Varför och hur? Del II Ryggraden. ISBN 91-85934-01-1
Evjenth O., Hamberg J. 1991. Autostretching. The Complete Manual of Specific Stretching. ISBN 91-85934-05-4

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 70 hours
  • Small-group work - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 43 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams


  • Kokko Anne
  • Kukkonen Göta
  • Ring Joachim
  • Sievers Hannele


Kukkonen Göta

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

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Assessment methods

  • 2012-11-16 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations

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