2023-2024 / KINE0510-1

Introduction to physiotherapy and rehabilitation


25h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physiotherapy and rehabilitation5 crédits 


Marc Vanderthommen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

I. The history of kinesitherapy II. Kinesitherapy teaching in Belgium and abroad III. Nomenclature and deontology: the specific characteristics of hospital and private activity IV. Check-up and assessment techniques V. Musculoskeletal system reeducation: basics: 1) (Passive & active) articular function recovery techniques 2) Muscular function recovery techniques 3) Antalgic treatments 4) Case study

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The Introduction to Kinesitherapy and Reeducation course reflects the interest of introducing specificity from the first study year. Reeducation fundamentals (active and passive techniques) will be illustrated with simple, varied clinical examples from both hospital and private practices. The course will provide a comprehensive, global vision of kinesitherapy as a preparation to more compartmentalized, specific technical 2nd-year courses.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

  • Biomechanics basics (Physics course - term 1)
  • Anatomy basics

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

  • Ex cathedra courses
  • Discussions
  • Questions - answers.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

This course is taught in the first term.
Student's presence is required.
See planning

Recommended or required readings

Please see the lecturer.

Any session :

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Institut Supérieur d¿Education Physique et de Kinésithérapie, Bât. B21, allée des Sports 4, 4000 LIEGE
Phone: 04/366 38 78, Fax: 04/366 29 01, Email: mvanderthommen@ulg.ac.be
Secretary: Ms Morsa (phone: 04/366 38 91) - Mrs. Depaifve (04/366.38.90 - adepaifve@ulg.ac.be) ou Mrs. Hanssen (04/366.38.97 - ahanssen@ulg.ac.b).


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