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Department of Rehabilitation Sciences


Main organisation:Biomedical Sciences Group
Lifecycle:1 Jan 1995 →  Today
Organisation profile:

Cardiovascular & respiratory rehabilitation, adapted physical activity & psychomotor therapy. Within this unit clinical & fundamental research are encouraged. There is a close cooperation and integration with various departments in the University Hospital and the Rehabilitation Center. The research is focused on cardiovascular rehabilitation, exercise capacity, physiotherapeutic interventions in patients with respiratory disease, the effect of respiratory training, the effect of psychomotor therapy on various psychiatric conditions, the evaluation of the functional handicaps of disabled individuals. Locomotor and Neuromotor Rahabilitation. This unit is also to a great extent embedded in the University Hospitals. The main emphasis is on rehabilitation of orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries and neurological rehabilitation. Several research projects are currently being undertaken. The projects cover a wide range of topics which can be summarized for each area as follows : 1. Soft tissue dysfunction, causes of low back pain, gait and orthotics, the effect of proprioceptive training. 2. The effect of rehabilitation on central neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. 3. The effect of rehabilitation on urinary incontinence and sexual dysfuntions.

Keywords:rehabilitation, cardiovascular rehabilitation, respiratory rehabilitation, psychomotor rehabilitation, orthopaedic rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation
Disciplines:Cardiac and vascular medicine, Respiratory medicine, Orthopaedics, Neurosciences, Biological and physiological psychology, Cognitive science and intelligent systems, Developmental psychology and ageing, Sociology of organisations and occupations, General psychology, Other psychology and cognitive sciences, Education curriculum, Education systems, General pedagogical and educational sciences, Specialist studies in education, Other pedagogical and educational sciences