High-Quality Training of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

High-Quality Training of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

The practice of higher education students is an integral part of the process of training specialists in the higher education institution. The Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy of Zaporizhzhia State Medical University is a modern, equipped with special modern educational and methodological equipment, technical means of training, as well as a variety of computer equipment, where highly qualified scientific and pedagogical staff work, using modern technologies for:

  • familiarization of higher education applicants with the specifics of work in rehabilitation centres;
  • bringing higher education applicants closer to the real conditions of future practical activity;
  • formation of professionally significant and professionally personal qualities.

During the study of the discipline "Fundamentals of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy", students acquire skills in planning work time and organizing the workplace, in the rational and correct use of rehabilitation techniques and work with documentation, in communicating with colleagues and clients, in teamwork; skills in working as a specialist in physical therapy, using modern information space, using rehabilitation devices.

The department has a high-tech center equipped with the latest simulation equipment — an educational training center, a branch of the interdepartmental center, which has modern equipment for training and rehabilitation: a separate room equipped as a training kitchen, with devices for human needs, which has chairs for the kitchen, bathtubs, rubber circles for lying down, various types of walkers, wheelchairs, canes, sticks, etc; a room for massage training, where eight tables, a panel, a board, massage chairs are equipped. The Center for Physical Therapy has all the conditions for teaching students not only theory, but mainly practice, which should bring the applicant as close as possible to the future profession, will allow you to feel the needs of the patient in the process of restoring his health, to see a sample of the necessary living conditions during rehabilitation.

The modern equipment of the center improves and enhances the effectiveness of gaining practical skills. For example, fitballs improve mobility, help to recover from injuries, surgeries; various mobile platforms restore balance functions; multi-colored balls, devices for improving fine motor skills, muscle recovery; training brushes to improve blood supply to the lower extremities, elastic bands for therapeutic exercises to strengthen muscles; etc. All this allows to practice ergotherapy and self-care skills.

The Department of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy trains highly qualified specialists with basic professional and practical knowledge, skills and abilities in physiotherapy, massage and physical therapy; personal qualities inherent in a specialist in this field and necessary for future successful work in the centers of sports medicine and rehabilitation, sanatoriums, specialized boarding schools for persons with special needs, rehabilitation and physiotherapy departments, sports schools, health and medical institutions, modern fitness and SPA centers; formation of the desire for professional self-improvement.


10 January 2023

26 Maiakovskoho Ave., Zaporizhzhia, 69035, Ukraine
Tel: +380 61 224 63 91 Fax: +380 61 233 60 07,
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