Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Students develop their clinical skills and can
select and use appropriate physiotherapy
assessment and treatment methods:

- Students knows the basics regarding
measurement of ROM and muscle stretching and
able to use techniques in an appropriate way in

- Students know fundamentals of joint
mobilization and can perform joint mobilization
of extremities joints following the basic

Learning outcomes

Students are expected to
- Understand the purpose and be able to use
different techniques considering measurement of
Range of Motion.
- respond to a client in a professional way in
testing and treatment situation

- account for joint mobilization areas of use
and perform the various mobilization of
extremities joints effectively

Course contents

Theoretical bases and practical implementation

- different methods of measuring ROM, testing
muscle strength and perform muscle stretching
- facilitation, and with the PNF method
- and joint mobilization of extremities

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Physioterapeutic Assessments and Methods I
Functional Anatomy
Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics
Human Movement

Additional information

The lessons are compulsory (80%).

Recommended or required reading

Liikuntalääketieteen ja testaustoiminnan
edistämisyhdistys liite ry, 1998.
Kuntotestauksen perusteet.
Keskinen, K-L., Häkkinen, K., Kallinen, M.
2004(eller nyare). Kuntotestauksen käsikirja.
Tampere, Tammer-Paino oy. ISBN 951-8982-67-8.
Bellardini, H., Henriksson, A., Tonkonogi, M.
2009. Tester och mätmetoder - för idrott och
hälsa. SISU Idrottsböcker. Livonia Print,
Lettland. ISBN 978-91-854 33-13-1

Joint Mobilization:
Kaltenborn, F. 2011. Manual Mobilization of the
Joints, Volume I The Extremities 7th Edition

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 60 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should attend a
minimi of 80% of practical training and pass
following examination:
practical demonstration in joint mobilization

Presence at 80% of the lectures. Absence from
lectures should be compensated with given


  • Hellstén Kati
  • Ring Joachim
  • von Smitten-Stubb Karin


Ring Joachim

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2022-01-30

The timetable of the course

Omtentamen 1: 12/2021, 2: 1/2022

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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