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malliou Full Name: Paraskevi  (Vivian) Malliou
Title: Associate Professor
Area of expertise: Rehabilitation in sport injuries and diseases
Sector: Exercise & Health
Laboratory:  Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation
Telephone: +30 25310 39662
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office: Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation lab
Hours of listening students: Mon: 10:00-13:00, Tue: 10:00-13:00

Teaching Experience
Graduate Studies:

  • Functional Anatomy (Fall Semester)
  • Neuromuscular and Motor Control (Fall Semester)
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries: Prevention-Intervention-Rehabilitation (Spring Semester)
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases : Prevention-Intervention-Rehabilitation (Spring Semester)

Under-Graduate Studies

  • Anatomy
  • Sport Injuries
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries and exercise
  • Athletic Training

Professional Experience

Rehabilitation Supervisor in Skoda Xanthi FC from 1996 to 2012 Research Interests Sport injuries Rehabilitation, Athletic Training, Neuromuscular and Motor Control, Musculoskeletal Injuries and Diseases ( Prevention-Intervention-Rehabilitation)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (1996): Dept of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, DUTH  Masters of Sciences (1991): Exercise Science Dept, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA        
  • Bachelors (B.S.)  (1988): Dept of Physical Education & Sport Sciences,  University of Athens Bachelors (B.S.)  (2010):Physical Therapy Dept, Technological Institute of Thessaloniki

Peer Reviewed Scientific Publications

Germanou, E.I., Chatzinikolaou, A., Malliou, P., Beneka, A., Jamurtas, A.Z., Bikos, C., Tsoukas, D., Theodorou, A., Katrabasas, I., Margonis, K., Douroudos, I., Gioftsidou, A., Fatouros, I.G.
Oxidative stress and inflammatory responses following an acute bout of isokinetic exercise in obese women with knee osteoarthritis
(2013) Knee, 20 (6), pp. 581-590. 

Asimenia, Gioftsidou., Paraskevi, Malliou., Polina, S., Anastasia, B., Kyriakos, T., Georgios, G.
Aquatic Training for Ankle Instability
(2013) Foot and Ankle Specialist, 6 (5), pp. 346-351. 

Gioftsidou, A., Vernadakis, N., Malliou, P., Batzios, S., Sofokleous, P., Antoniou, P., Kouli, O., Tsapralis, K., Godolias, G.
Typical balance exercises or exergames for balance improvement?
(2013) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 26 (3), pp. 299-305. 

Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Gioftsidou, A., Kofotolis, N., Rokka, S., Mavromoustakos, S., Godolias, G.
Effects of instructional and motivational self-talk on balance performance in knee injured
(2013) European Journal of Physiotherapy, 15 (2), pp. 56-63.

Beneka, A.G., Malliou, P.K., Missailidou, V., Chatzinikolaou, A., Fatouros, I., Gourgoulis, V., Georgiadis, E.
Muscle performance following an acute bout of plyometric training combined with low or high intensity weight exercise
(2013) Journal of Sports Sciences, 31 (3), pp. 335-343. 

Gioftsidou, A., Malliou, P., Pafis, G., Beneka, A., Tsapralis, K., Sofokleous, P., Kouli, O., Roka, S., Godolias, G.
Balance training programs for soccer injuries prevention
(2012) Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 7 (3), pp. 639-647.

Malliou, P., Gioftsidou, A., Pafis, G., Rokka, S., Kofotolis, N., Mavromoustakos, S., Godolias, G.
Proprioception and functional deficits of partial meniscectomized knees
(2012) European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 48 (2), pp. 231-236. 

Gioftsidou, A., Malliou, P., Pafis, G., Beneka, A., Godolias, G.
Effects of a soccer training session fatigue on balance ability
(2011) Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 6 (3), pp. 521-527. 

Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Kouli, O., Gioftsidou, A., Papadopoulou, M., Bebetsos, E.,
Godolias, G.
Evaluating the emotions of patients with chronic low back pain. A preliminary examination
(2010) Sport Sciences for Health, 6 (1), pp. 17-22. 

Misailidou, V., Malliou, P., Beneka, A., Karagiannidis, A., Godolias, G.
Assessment of patients with neck pain: a review of definitions, selection criteria, and measurement tools
(2010) Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 9 (2), pp. 49-59.

Chatzinikolaou, A., Fatouros, I.G., Gourgoulis, V., Avloniti, A., Jamurtas, A.Z., Nikolaidis, M.G., Douroudos, I., Michailidis, Y., Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Tofas, T., Georgiadis, I., Mandalidis, D., Taxildaris, K.
Time course of changes in performance and inflammatory responses after acute plyometric exercise
(2010) Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24 (5), pp. 1389-1398.

Vithoulka, I., Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Aggelousis,N.,Karatsolis,K., Diamantopoulos,K.
The effects of Kinesio-Taping® on quadriceps strength during isokinetic exercise in healthy non athlete women
(2010) Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 18 (1), pp. 1-6.

Malliou, V.J., Beneka, A.G., Gioftsidou, A.F., Malliou, P.K., Kallistratos, E., Pafis, G.K., Katsikas, C.A., Douvis, S.
Young tennis players and balance performance
(2010) Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24 (2), pp. 389-393.

Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Gioftsidou, A., Tsigganos, G., Zetou, H., Godolias, G.
Injury incidence rate, severity and diagnosis in male volleyball players
(2009) Sport Sciences for Health, 5 (3), pp. 93-99.

Vathrakokilis, K., Malliou, P., Gioftsidou, A., Beneka, A., Godolias, G.
Effects of a balance training protocol on knee joint proprioception after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
(2008) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 21 (4), pp. 233-237.

Evgeniadis, G., Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Mavromoustakos, S., Godolias, G.
Effects of pre- or postoperative therapeutic exercise on the quality of life, before and after total knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis
(2008) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 21 (3), pp. 161-169.

Malliou, V.J., Malliou, P., Gioftsidou, A., Pafis, G., Katsikas, C., Beneka, A., Tsiganos, G., Godolias, G.
Balance exercise program before or after a tennis training session?
(2008) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 21 (2), pp. 87-90.

Malliou, P., Beneka, A.,Tsigganos,G., Gioftsidou, A.,Germanou, E.,Michalopoulou,M.
Are injury rates in female volleyball players age related?
(2008) Sport Sciences for Health, 2 (3), pp. 113-117.

Gioftsidou, A., Ispirlidis, I., Pafis, G., Malliou, P., Bikos, C., Godolias, G.
Isokinetic strength training program for muscular imbalances in professional soccer players
(2008) Sport Sciences for Health, 2 (3), pp. 101-105.

Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Tsigganos, G., Gioftsidou, A., Michalopoulou, M., Germanou, E., Godolias, G.
A prospective study of injury incidence among elite and local division volleyball players in Greece
(2007) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 20 (2-3), pp. 115-121. 

Germanou, E., Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Tsiganos, G., Papalexandris, St., Bikos, Ch., Godolias, G.
Reproducibility of concentric isokinetic strength of the knee extensors and flexors in individuals with mild and moderate osteoarthritis of the knee
(2007) Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 15 (3), pp. 151-164.

Malliou, P., Rokka, S., Beneka, A., Mavridis, G., Godolias, G.
Reducing risk of injury due to warm up and cool down in dance aerobic instructors
(2007) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 20 (1), pp. 29-35.

Chatzitheodorou, D., Kabitsis, C., Malliou, P., Mougios, V.
A pilot study of the effects of high-intensity aerobic exercise versus passive interventions on pain, disability, psychological strain, and serum cortisol concentrations in people with chronic low back pain
(2007) Physical Therapy, 87 (3), pp. 304-312.

Zetou, E., Malliou, P., Lola, A., Tsigganos, G., Godolias, G.
Factors related to the incidence of injuries' appearance to volleyball players
(2006) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 19 (4), pp. 129-134.

Gioftsidou, A., Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Pafis, G., Godolias, G.
Soccer players' muscular imbalances: Restoration with an isokinetic strength training program
(2006) Perceptual and Motor Skills, 103 (1), pp. 151-159.

Malliou, P., Gioftsidou, A., Beneka, A., Godolias, G.
Measurements and evaluations in low back pain patients
(2006) Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 16 (4), pp. 219-230.

Gioftsidou, A., Malliou, P., Pafis, G., Beneka, A., Godolias, G., Maganaris, C.N.
The effects of soccer training and timing of balance training on balance ability
(2006) European Journal of Applied Physiology, 96 (6), pp. 659-664.

Gioftsidou, A.F., Malliou, P.K.
Preventing lower limb injuries in soccer players
(2006) Strength and Conditioning Journal, 28 (1), pp. 10-13.

Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Fatouros, I., Jamurtas, A., Gioftsidou, A., Godolias, G., Taxildaris, K.
Resistance training effects on muscular strength of elderly are related to intensity and gender
(2005) Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 8 (3), pp. 274-283.

Malliou, P.C., Giannakopoulos, K., Beneka, A.G., Gioftsidou, A., Godolias, G.
Effective ways of restoring muscular imbalances of the rotator cuff muscle group: A comparative study of various training methods
(2004) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 38 (6), pp. 766-772.

Malliou, P., Gioftsidou, A., Pafis, G., Beneka, A., Godolias, G.
Proprioceptive training (balance exercises) reduces lower extremity injuries in young soccer players
(2004) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 17 (3-4), pp. 101-104

Malliou, P., Amoutzas, K., Theodosiou, A., Gioftsidou, A., Mantis, K., Pylianidis, T., Kioumourtzoglou, E.
Proprioceptive training for learning downhill skiing
(2004) Perceptual and Motor Skills, 99 (1), pp. 149-154

Kalapotharakos, V.I., Michalopoulou, M., Godolias, G., Tokmakidis, S.P., Malliou, P.V., Gourgoulis, V.
The Effects of High- and Moderate-Resistance Training on Muscle Function in the Elderly
(2004) Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 12 (2), pp. 131-143.

Giannakopoulos, K., Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Godolias, G.
Isolated vs. complex exercise in strengthening the rotator cuff muscle group
(2004) Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 18 (1), pp. 144-148. \

Malliou, P., Fatouros, I., Beneka, A., Gioftsidou, A., Zissi, V., Godolias, G., Fotinakis, P.
Different training programs for improving muscular performance in healthy inactive elderly
(2003) Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 11 (4), pp. 189-195.

Beneka, A.G., Malliou, P.C., Benekas, G.
Water and land based rehabilitation for Achilles tendinopathy in an elite female runner
(2003) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 37 (6), pp. 535-537.

Malliou, P., Ispirlidis, I., Beneka, A., Taxildaris, K., Godolias, G.
Vertical jump and knee extensors isokinetic performance in professional soccer players related to the phase of the training period
(2003) Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 11 (3), pp. 165-169.

Kirialanis, P., Malliou, P., Beneka, A., Giannakopoulos, K.
Occurrence of acute lower limb injuries in artistic gymnasts in relation to event and exercise phase
(2003) British Journal of Sports Medicine, 37 (2), pp. 137-139. 

Kirialanis, P., Malliou, P., Beneka, A., Gourgoulis, V., Giofstidou, A., Godolias, G.
Injuries in artistic gymnastic elite adolescent male and female athletes
(2002) Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 16 (4), pp. 145-151. 

Beneka, A., Malliou, P., Giannakopoulos, K., Kyrialanis, P., Godolias, G.
Different training modes for the rotator cuff muscle group. A comparative study
(2002) Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 10 (2), pp. 73-79

Aggelousis, N., Mavromatis, G., Gourgoulis, V., Pollatou, E., Malliou, V., Kioumourtzoglou, E.
Modifications of neuromuscular activity and improvement in performance of a novel motor skill
(2001) Perceptual and Motor Skills, 93 (1), pp. 239-248. 

Malliou, P., Beneka, A., Ginnekopoulos, K., Aggelousis, N., Theodorakis, Y.
Goal setting: An efficient way to maximise isokinetic performancee
(1998) Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 7 (1), pp. 11-17. 

Theodorakis, Y., Beneca, A., Malliou, P., Goudas, M.
Examining psychological factors during injury rehabilitation
(1997) Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 6 (4), pp. 355-363. 

Theodorakis, Y., Malliou, P., Papaioannou, A., Beneca, A., Filactakidou, A.
The effect of personal goals, self-efficacy, and self-satisfaction on injury rehabilitation
(1996) Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 5 (3), pp. 214-223