General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Marc Terradellas Fernández

Trimester: Third term

Credits: 6

Teaching staff: 

A hard tackle from Luz Adriana Varela to Vásquez
Cristina Alonso Corral 

Teaching languages

  • Catalan
  • Spanish


Basic skills
  • B2_F That students know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional way and have the skills that are usually demonstrated by developing and defending arguments and solving problems within their area of ​​study


  • B4 That students can convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences

Specific skills
  • E16_F Ability to carry out physiotherapeutic interventions based on comprehensive health care that involves multiprofessional cooperation, integration of processes and continuity of care


  • E5 Schedule the motor skills training process at its different levels and practice environments

  • E6 Apply the physiological, biomechanical, behavioral and social principles to the different fields of physical activity and sport

  • E7 Identify the risks to health, the practice of inappropriate physical activities and sports and propose alternatives

  • E8 Assess the fitness, prescribe and develop health-oriented and safe physical exercises for these practitioners

  • E9 Do physical activity and sports programs

  • E10 Carry out programs for sports organizations and entities in the field of Leisure, Tourism, Leisure, and Sports Entertainment

  • E13 Develop cognitive and technical resources for entrepreneurship in maritime, wellness and health activities

Transversal competences
  • T1_F Acquire the ability to communicate in a foreign language and work in an international context


  • T2_F Demonstrate ability to organize and plan


  • T3_F The student must be able to develop skills in interpersonal relationships and be able to work within an intra and interdisciplinary team



Neurological physiotherapy is a subject that aims to provide the student with the necessary knowledge to understand the basic principles of neurorehabilitation as well as the main neurological effects in adult patients. Likewise, the student will be provided with the notions, tools and strategies necessary to assess the patient, as well as plan and execute the treatment.

This subject aims to introduce the gender perspective in its content and development. In addition, the objectives are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations. 


1. Introduction to Neurorehabilitation:

a) Neuroplasticity

2. Clinical history:

a) Observation, evaluation, exploration

b) Objective formulation

c) Treatment planning

3. Pathologies of the nervous system:

a) Stroke

b) Cranioencephalic trauma

c) Spinal Injury

d) Neurodegenerative diseases

i. Parkinson's

ii. Multiple Sclerosis 

iii. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

e) Cerebellar syndromes: Ataxia

4. Approaches in neurological physiotherapy 

a) Bobath concept or neuro-evolutionary treatment

b) Cognitive Therapeutic Exercise or Perfetti Method

c) Task-oriented training

d) Restrictive therapy

Evaluation system

This subject may consider the following indicators detailed in the table in its assessment proposal: 


Evaluation and qualification systems
Evaluation system Minimum weighting Maximum weighting
SE1. Electronic portfolio 10% 40%
SE2. Oral presentation 20% 50%
SE3. Examen 30% 60%
SE4. Self evaluation 5% 30%
SE5. Peer assessment (2P2) or co-assessment 5% 30%

In order to pass the subject, you must obtain a score of at least 5/10 in the exam. Failure to appear in the exam constitutes a "DON'T PRESENT" and the student will not be able to appear for recovery. According to current regulations, only students who have achieved a failing grade during the ordinary assessment can take the make-up exam. The activities that make up the continuous assessment cannot be recovered.

The total or partial copy of the learning activities will mean a "NOT PRESENTED" in the subject without the option to take the recovery test and without prejudice to the opening of a file for this reason.



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