Address: Timișoara, Strada Cicio Pop nr 2, etaj 2, Clădirea Poșta Mare
Head of Discipline
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The discipline was created in 2005 due to the reorganising of the medical educational system of our University. That was a consequence of the necessities and requests of the European Union. The discipline was constituted by means of restructuring of the Balneophysiotherapy discipline from the General Medicine programme, and the disciplines of Physiotherapy and Balneophysiotherapy programmes.
Until March 2015 the discipline was led by Professor Dan Nemeș.
The current activities of the discipline take place in the following locations:
- The Post Office building, Cicio Ștefan Pop street no 2, 2nd floor;
- Clinical Emergency Hospital Timisoara – Rehabilitation, Physical medicine and Balneology department;
- Timis County Emergency Clinical Hospital Pius Brînzeu Timisoara – Rehabilitation department, 1st and 2nd Orthopaedics departments;
- Timis County Emergency Clinical Hospital Pius Brînzeu Timisoara – Sports medicine department;
- Emergency Hospital for Children Louis Țurcanu Timisoara – Orthopaedic and posttraumatic rehabilitation department.
The teaching activities are addressed to students of the General Medicine programme (6th year, Romanian and English sections – Physical medicine and rehabilitation discipline), Physiotherapy programme (1st, 2nd and 3rd years), as well as to the students of Dental medicine (5th year, Romanian and English sections – discipline of Physiotherapy and recovery in dental medicine).
The discipline members coordinate bachelor and master theses, and they are involved in organising workshops at the MEDIS (International Congress for Students and Young Doctors) congresses.
- Research project for PhD students CNCSIS TD-528/2007 „Cercetare asupra calităţii vieţii la pacientul cu afecţiune reumatismală operată” (contract no. 125/01.10.2007) (2007-2008) – Project director/manager – Elena Amăricăi – finance source: National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation PN II 2007-2013, Human resource programme (26,000 RON)
- Research project for PhD students CNCSIS, TD-526/2006 „Recuperarea mersului în afecţiunile piciorului tratate ortopedico-chirurgical”– Project director/manager – Oana Suciu – finance source: National Plan for Research, Development and Innovation PN II 2007-2013, Human resource programme, contract no. 486/01.10.2007 (42,500 RON)
- Research project PII-C3-TC-2015- 15132-01 „Evaluarea precoce a pacienţilor cu patologie inflamatorie şi degenerativă la nivelul coloanei vertebrale folosind sisteme informatice bazate pe inteligenţă artificială” – Project director/manager – Diana Andrei – internal university competition
The discipline members have organized post university courses for medical doctors and physiotherapists.
2016: Occupational therapy in the therapy of physical disabilities
2017: The management of children with scoliosis
2018: The interdisciplinary management of children with club foot
In 2021 the discipline research centre was founded: Research Centre for Assessment of Human Motion, Functionality and Disability – CEMFD (https://www.umft.ro/en/research-centres/cemfd/).
The members of the research centre are titular members, associated members (students and master students), internal or external collaborators.
The research areas include the following:
- the assessment of plantar pressure distribution and postural balance in healthy children and adults, as well as in different pathologies (musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, genetic disorders, obesity, etc.);
- the balance assessment in high-level athletes in order to identify those at high risk of injury;
- the assessment of plantar pressure and balance in relationship with physical activity levels in children, adolescents and adults;
- the assessment of cardiopulmonary function and exercise capacity in healthy subjects and in patients suffering from different pathologies;
- the assessment of musculoskeletal complaints in musicians;
- the assessment of disability in paediatric, neurologic, rheumatologic, orthopaedic and posttraumatic disorders;
- the assessment of the efficiency of modern therapeutic modalities used in rehabilitation.
The students interested in research are included in the CEMFD centre and participate in the research activities under the supervision of the discipline staff. They are encouraged to present the research results at national and international scientific events.