Rehabilitation Division

rehabilitationlabThe Rehabilitation Division is primarily involved in the field of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. It deals with:
- Evaluating all basic parameters taken into account during rehabilitation.
- Implementing rehabilitation programmes and evaluating their results concerning the treatment of certain injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

Evaluation methods for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases
The parameters taken into account during rehabilitation from a musculoskeletal injury or disease are the mobility of the joint which suf fered the injury, muscle flexibility, muscle performance, proprioception and the ability to effectively perform functions. Overall evaluation of the parameters mentioned indicates the problems related to the injury and the treatment required for a quick return to action.

Planning and implementing rehabilitation programmes
Planning and implementation of various rehabilitation programmes is done based on the characteristics of each case in the Laboratory, beginning when the condition of the patient is acute and concluding with his/her return to action. The aim of the research conducted in the laboratory is to compare different protocols concerning the results the protocols had on the patients condition.

Representative Publications

  1. Malliou P., Gioftsidou A., Pafis G., Beneka A., Godolias G. (2005). Prorpioceptive training (balance exercises) reduces lower extremity injuries in young soccer players. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 16: 1-4.
  2. Giannakopoulos K., Beneka A., Malliou P. (2004). Isolated versus complex exercise in strengthening the rotator cuff muscle group, Journal of Strength and Conditioning, 18: 144-148.
  3. Gioftsidou A., Ispirlidis I., Malliou P., Pafis G., Beneka A., & Godolias G. (2004). Injuries in soccer during the championship between adult and young players. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 46: 397-406.
  4. Malliou P., Gioftsidou A., Pafis G., Beneka A., Ispirlidis I., & Godolias G. (2004). Proprioception training programs of different duration on soccer players. Sport & Science, 1: 161-166.
  5. Malliou P.,Ispirlidis J., Beneka A., Taxildaris K., & Godolias G. (2003). Vertical jump and knee extensors isokinetic performance in professional soccer players related to the phase of the training period, Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 11: 165-169.
  6. Kyrialanis P., Malliou P., Beneka A., & Giannakopoulos K. (2003). Occurrence of acute lower limb injuries in artistic gymnasts in relation to event and exercise phase, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 37: 137-139.
  7. Beneka A., Malliou P., & Benekas G. (2003). Water and land based rehabilitation for Achilles tendinopathy in an elite female runner, British Journal of Sports Medicine, 37: 535-537.
  8. Kyrialanis P., Malliou P., Beneka A., Gourgoulis V., Gioftsidou A., & Godolias G. (2002). Injuries in artistic gymnastic elite adolescent male and female athletes, Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 16, 145-151.