The Physiotherapy Department of the School of Health Sciences of the University of Thessaly operates in Lamia, Fthiotida Prefecture and is one of the five Departments of Physiotherapy in Greece. Topographically the Department has the advantage of being located in the center of the country, resulting in the possibility of attracting students from all over Greece. The aim of the Department is to educate & train scientists who will treat the science of physiotherapy in order to prevent, improve and remedy pathological conditions, congenital and acquired, as well as traumatic injuries that cause disorders of the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory & cardiovascular system.
The Physiotherapy Department is excellent equipped, with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructures, has three statutory research laboratories and is able to provide high quality, modern education to undergraduate and postgraduate students. In addition, the Department of Physiotherapy is collaborating, as part of its students' clinical practice, with the General Hospital of the city of Lamia, which has 318 developed hospital beds and Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit Increased Care Unit, Coronary Diseases Unit. The General Hospital also has Orthopaedic, Pulmonary, Pediatric, Obstetric, Pathology, Psychiatry, Oncology ward etc. The Department of Physiotherapy is also collaborating, with other bodies such as Rehabilitation Centers, Nursing Homes, Centers for open care protection of the elderly, and Schools for children with disabilities.
The objective of the Physiotherapy Department is to develop analytical and critical thinking and support students to actively participate in the learning process, which is a continuous lifelong education so that they can work as autonomous professionals and as members of the health team and be able to work with the ability to perform therapeutic actions related to the prevention and rehabilitation of the patients.
Furthermore, the Physiotherapy Department aims to implement modern, documented teaching methods in higher education such as problem based learning or simulation methods while being able to support the needs of students with disabilities and / or special educational needs through the ACCESS service of the University of Thessaly. Research activities as well as further specialization through postgraduate and doctoral studies are also high priority in the development policy of the Department. Finally, Physiotherapy Department aims at extroversion by contributing to social actions & initiatives at both local and national level with the participation of both undergraduate and postgraduate students.