General information

Subject type: Optional

Coordinator: Esther Wall Gimeno

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Luciana Moizé Arcone
Montse Pujol March 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


Basic skills
  • B4_That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences


  • B5_That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy


Specific skills
  • E6_Assess the diagnosis of physiotherapy care according to standards and with internationally recognized validation instruments


  • E8_Execute, direct and coordinate the physiotherapy intervention plan, using its own therapeutic tools and taking into account the individuality of the user


  • E10_Prepare the discharge report for physiotherapy care once the proposed objectives have been met


  • E11_Provide effective physiotherapy care, providing comprehensive care to patients


  • E13_Ability to work in professional teams as a basic unit in which professionals and other staff of healthcare organizations are structured in a unified or multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary way


Transversal competences
  • T2_Demonstrate ability to organize and plan


  • T3_The student must be able to develop skills in interpersonal relationships and be able to work within an intra and interdisciplinary team



The subject of the latest techniques in sports physiotherapy aims to give students the knowledge necessary to carry out rigorous physiotherapy care in the field of sports, both preventive and in the treatment of the injured athlete.
The main injuries in terms of muscle, tendon and ligament and the main means of recovery in each of the recovery phases of the effort will be studied.

Within the subject there is a practical content where the techniques of sports massage and functional bandages will be developed.

This subject aims to introduce the gender perspective in its content and development

Learning outcomes

LO24.Interact with other health and physical activity professionals to base an intervention plan based on the specific clinical diagnoses of each of the professions.

LO27. Interact with medical professionals to gain therapeutic efficacy. Set joint intervention goals.
Identifies the main physical agents used in physiotherapy interventions. Classify them according to their effect and importance and establish order of priorities in their therapeutic application.

LO20. Analyze the patient's expectations regarding their evolution, demand and needs.

LO21.Establish the intervention protocol based on the joint negotiation between therapist and patient.

LO22. Carry out a physiotherapeutic diagnosis to determine the dysfunctions and disabilities that will require a specific physiotherapy intervention.
LO23.Identify the main treatments used in physiotherapy interventions for each of the clinical specialties. Classify them according to their importance and establish order of priorities in their therapeutic application.

LO28. Analyze the effects produced by the interventions. Evaluate benefits and risks and establish an intervention criterion based on the priorities and effects pursued.

LO29. Carry out the specific physiotherapeutic diagnosis for each of the clinical specialties in order to determine the dysfunctions and disabilities that will require a specific physiotherapy intervention.

LO51.Apply the appropriate therapies in each situation in order to obtain the highest benefit with the greatest effectiveness. It applies the manual and instrumental techniques for the treatment of the dysfunctions derived from the sport practice. Evaluate the results and adverse effects.

LO30.Analyze the patient's expectations for each of the clinical specialties with regard to their evolution, demands and needs.

Working methodology

Typology Hours Face-to-face
AF1.Theoretical classes 8,25 hours 100%
AF2.Seminars / Workshops 3 hours 10%
AF3.Practical classes 26,25 hours 100%
AF4.Study and group work 2 hours 10%
AF5. Study and autonomous work, individual 60,5 hours 0%
Total 100  


Topic 1. Major muscle injuries in sport. Diagnosis and treatment of physiotherapy.

Item 2. Major tendon injuries in sport. Diagnosis and treatment of physiotherapy.

Topic 3. The main ligament injuries in sport. Diagnosis and treatment of physiotherapy.

Subject 4. Measures of recovery of the effort.

Item 5. Functional and neuromuscular bandages in sport.



Learning activities

MD1.Exhibitory method or master class: transmitting knowledge and activating the student's cognitive processes through unidirectional learning
MD2.Case study: acquire learning through the analysis of real or simulated cases
MD3.Resolution of exercises and problems: exercise, rehearse and put into practice the previous knowledge
MD6.Cooperative learning: foster active and meaningful knowledge in a cooperative way

Evaluation system

Evaluation system Weighting
SE1.Electronic portfolio 40%
SE3.Theoretical and practical exam 30%
SE3.Practical exam 30%

The marks of the different evaluation activities will make a weighted average regardless of the mark obtained.

It is compulsory to attend 80% of the practical contact hours of the subject.

The total or partial copy in any of the learning activities will mean a "Not Presented" in the subject, without option to present in the proof of recovery and without prejudice of the opening of a file for this reason

Recovery exam

According to current regulations, only those students who have obtained a grade of suspense to the subject. Activities not submitted (NP) cannot be recovered. 

The activities of the e-portfolio cannot be recovered. Only the theoretical and / or practical exam can be retaken. The grade obtained will be weighted average with the other grades in the e-portfolio.

According to the qualification system (Royal Decree 1125/2003, of 5 September, which establishes the European credit system and the qualification system in university degrees of an official nature and valid throughout the state), the final grades will be established as follows:

0 - 4,9: Suspension (SS)

5,0 - 6,9: Approved (AP)

7,0 - 8,9: Notable (NT)

9,0 - 10: Excellent (SB)



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