Department of Sports, Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy

About us

The course of remedial gymnastics and sports healthcare was founded in Kharkov Medical Institute in 1932 at the Department of Intermediate Hospital Level Therapy of the Sanitary-Hygienic Faculty, which was headed by Professor V.M. Kogan-Yasnyi. The Department of Remedial Gymnastics was founded in 1941, and G.L. Kanevskyi was appointed to be its head. In 1948 the above Department was united with the Department of Physical Education headed by doctor A.P. Maliarenko.

The Department trains applicants for higher education by the following educational-professional programmes: “Medicine” (Masters) “Dentistry” (Masters), “Paediatrics” (Masters), “Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy” (Bachelors), “Physical Therapy” (Masters).

Contacts
Adress:
street O. Speyer, 4, Educational and Scientific Medical Center "University Clinic" of Kharkiv National Medical University, 2nd floor, right wing, Kharkiv
Head of department
Istomin Andriy Heorhiyovych
Doctor of Medical Science, Professor, laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine
ah.istomin@knmu.edu.ua
Responsible persons
Pavlova T.M.
responsible for scientific work, Candidate of Medical Science, Associate professor
tm.pavlova@knmu.edu.ua
Manucheran S.V.
responsible for educational work, Senior Lecturer
sv.manucheran@knmu.edu.ua
Sushetska А.S.
responsible for medical work, Assistant
as.sushetska@knmu.edu.ua
Staff of the department
Biletska O.M.
Doctor of Medical Science, Professor
om.biletska@knmu.edu.ua
Bauermeister W.
Doctor of Medical Science, Professor
v.bauermayster@knmu.edu.ua
Kaliuzhka A.A.
Candidate of Medical Science, Associate professor
aa.kaliuzhka@knmu.edu.ua
Latohuz S.I.
Candidate of Medical Science, Associate professor
si.latohuz@knmu.edu.ua
Tereshkin K.I.
Candidate of Medical Science, Assistant
ki.tereshkin@knmu.edu.ua
Syvenko O.L.
Assistant
ol.syvenko@knmu.edu.ua
Dorogan K.V.
Assistant
Sychova L.V.
Lecturer
lv.sychova@knmu.edu.ua
Lutsenko E.Y.
Assistant
ey.lutsenko@knmu.edu.ua
Polonnik I.A.
Assistant
ia.polonnik.po20@knmu.edu.ua
Voroshylova Y.I.
Lecturer
yi.voroshylova@knmu.edu.ua
Maslo K.V.
Assistant
kv.maslo@knmu.edu.ua
Lutsenko O.V.
Candidate of Medical Science (pluralist)
Medovets O.I.
Assistant (pluralist)
oi.medovets@knmu.edu.ua
Zaitsev M.V.
Assistant
mv.zaitsev@knmu.edu.ua
Kirillov V.P.
Assistant
kholfd@ukr.net
Chernyshova I.M.
Candidate of Medical Science, Assistant (pluralist)
im.chernyshova@knmu.edu.ua
Kovalova S.V.
Lecturer (pluralist)
sv.kovalova@knmu.edu.ua
Sidelnikov V.V.
Lecturer (pluralist)
vv.sidelnikov@knmu.edu.ua
History of the department

The course of remedial gymnastics and sports healthcare was founded in Kharkov Medical Institute in 1932 at the Department of Intermediate Hospital Level Therapy of the Sanitary-Hygienic Faculty, which was headed by Professor V.M. Kogan-Yasnyi. The Department of Remedial Gymnastics was founded in 1941, and G.L. Kanevskyi was appointed to be its head. In 1948 the above Department was united with the Department of Physical Education headed by doctor A.P. Maliarenko.
Beginning from 1950 the Department of Physical Education and Remedial Gymnastics was headed by Associate Professor A.G. Essi-Ezing, who defended his Candidate’s thesis on the subject “Remedial gymnastics in operations of thoracoplasty in pulmonary-tuberculous patients”. From that time the Department, whose staff at that period united physicians in remedial gymnastics and lecturers of physical education, conducted systematic researches. Their subjects embraced problems of sports healthcare as well as those of physical education and sports. The majority of scientific works were performed by the Department members together with other clinical departments. The Students’ Scientific Society began its systematic work at the Department of Physical Education and Remedial Gymnastics from 1950.
Z.P. Kovalkova and V.M. Maxymova defended their Candidate’s theses in 1952. Post-graduate N.Ya. Eglit conducted her research “Effectiveness of remedial gymnastics in a complex of remedial measures in diseases of the respiratory organs in internal medicine” based on the Department of Hospital Therapy.
In 1956-1957 their Candidate’s theses were defended by T.D. Schiman and S.Ya. Cherninskyi.
Within 1960-1962 the Department of Physical Education and Remedial Gymnastics was headed by doctor, Sports Master of the USSR M.V. Machkovskyi. During that period the Department organized classes in physical culture for middle-aged and elderly people.
From 1962 to 1965 the Department was headed by Associate Professor M.I. Koval.
In 1965 the Department of Sports Healthcare and Remedial Gymnastics was separated from the Department of Physical Education and since that time headed by Professor V.M. Maxymova. The following thesis researches were made: a doctorate by V.M. Maxymova “The role of remedial gymnastics in the complex therapy of patients with infectious diseases of the central nervous system and responsiveness of the organism to graduated exercises”, Candidate’s theses by M.I. Koval (“Modes of active movements and remedial gymnastics in operations on the abdominal cavity”) and V.A. Chekanov (“Physical exercises as a remedial factor in the active phase of rheumatism in children”). Three thesis researches were made by workers of practical health care and physical education (A.E. Filiavych, Ye.I. Safronov and V.T. Nastenko). Within 1950-1968, 12 thesis researches were carried out (1 doctorate and 11 Candidate’s).
During 15 years the staff of the Department included a champion of the XVI Olympic Games (1956, Melbourne, weightlifting) I.M. Rybak.
The staff of the Department systematically participated in international, All-Soviet Union and republican symposia and scientific conferences on sports medicine, sports healthcare and remedial gymnastics. For example, members of the Department delivered reports in 1957 at the 12th World Congress of Sports Medicine in Moscow, in 1966 at the International Symposium of Rehabilitation in Neurology in Czechoslovakia, in 1968 at the International Gerontology Symposium in Kyiv, etc.
From January 1982 to March 1, 1989 the Department was headed by Associate Professor M.I. Koval.
Particular attention was paid to improvement of methodological, teaching and research work. The Department prepared and typographically published 14 study guides and 2 monographs.
In 1989 the Department of Sports Healthcare and Remedial Gymnastics was united with the Department of Internal Medicine of the Paediatric Faculty of Kharkiv Medical Institute. Doctor of Medical Science, Professor I.K. Latoguz was appointed to head the Department of Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine and Remedial Gymnastics. At that period the staff of the Course of Sports Medicine and Remedial Gymnastics included Associate Professors M.I. Koval and T.S. Eyam-Berdiyeva, lecturers I.V. Apatenko, M.P. Kirychenko, V.V. Reusov, S.A. Suprun and A.M. Telniuk, laboratory assistants N.N. Taran and A.I. Bondarenko.
The staff of the Course of Sports Medicine and Remedial Gymnastics published methodological recommendations and manuals for doctors “Remedial Gymnastics for Asthma in Children”, “Fundamentals of Remedial Gymnastics”, “Physical Culture as Means of Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases”, scientific-practical guide “Nutritional Management in the Most Common Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract” (1999), etc. Associate Professor M.I. Koval conducted research on the subject “Synchronous Rheography of the Liver and Lungs during Examination of Sportsmen”, Associate Professor T.S. Eyam-Berdiyeva’s subject of research was “Methods of Remedial Gymnastics in Separation of Pubic Symphisis at the Postnatal Period”.
Associate Professors M.I. Koval and T.S. Eyam-Berdiyeva were authors of sections in the textbook “Sports Medicine and Remedial Gymnastics” for students of higher medical schools (1993).
Associate Professor T.S. Eyam-Berdiyeva studied and introduced into practical work of the 1st City Hospital, 1st and 4th Maternity Homes the procedure of carrying out functional tests with physical exertion for pregnant women as well as created a series of video aids in remedial gymnastics for the pre- and postnatal periods.
Beginning from 2000 the Course of Sports Medicine and Remedial Gymnastics was supervised by Associate Professor, Candidate of Medical Science M.P. Kirychenko. Sports medicine and remedial gymnastics were taught for fifth-year students of the Medical, Paediatric, Medical-Prophylactic and Dental Faculties as well as for Ukrainian and English-medium students at the Medical and Dental Faculties for International Students. The Department published 8 guidelines for medical and dental students, including 2 in the English language, 2 monographs and 1 scientific-practical guide. The staff of the Course of Sports Medicine and Remedial Gymnastics systematically participated in the work of Ukrainian and international congresses, conferences and symposia. For example, workers of the Course delivered reports at the 1st International Hypertension Congress (Fes, Morocco, 1999), 4th International Sports Medicine Symposium (Zakopane, Poland, 2002), 27th International Sports Medicine Congress (Budapest, Hungary, 2002), 6th International Conference on Orthopaedics, Biomechanics, Sports Rehabilitation (Assisi, Italy, 2002), 3rd European Congress of Sports Medicine (Hasselt, Belgium, 2003).
In 2007, in order to optimize the teaching of remedial gymnastics, sports healthcare, physical education and health, the Department of Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine with a Course of Physical Education and Health was founded and headed by Prof. A.G. Istomin. Honorary Professor of Kharkiv National Medical University, Director of the Institute of Pain (Munich, Germany) Wolfgang F.P. Bauermeister has been teaching at the Department since 2018.
On September 1, 2020 the Department of Sports, Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy was founded.

Educational process

The Department trains applicants for higher education by educational-professional programmes “Medicine” (Masters) “Dentistry” (Masters), “Paediatrics” (Masters), “Physical Therapy, Ergotherapy” (Bachelors) and “Physical Therapy” (Masters) as well as teaches the following educational components (course units): physical rehabilitation; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; drug-free methods of treatment and rehabilitation; urgent problems of physiotherapy, health resort study and rehabilitation; physical and rehabilitative medicine with peculiarities of childhood; sports medicine with peculiarities of childhood; fundamentals of practical activities in physical therapy and ergotherapy (introduction to speciality); fundamentals of medical knowledge; physiology of motor activity; clinical rehabilitative management in disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems; therapeutic exercises; preformed physical factors; biomechanics and clinical kinesiology; examination, methods for assessment and control in disorders of the locomotor system; methods and techniques of classical and therapeutic massage; practical training (clinical practice in dysfunctions of the locomotor system), clinical rehabilitative management in neurologic dysfunctions; models for providing rehabilitative services (on the basis of the international standard); natural and nontraditional methods of rehabilitation; home care for patients and disabled people; fundamentals of social rehabilitation; health resort study; sports medicine; physical therapy in internal medicine; physical therapy in neurology; physical therapy in surgery; physical therapy in traumatology and orthopaedics; therapeutic massage and manual therapy in certain diseases; clinical practice (physical therapy in internal medicine); clinical practice (physical therapy in pathology of the locomotor system); physical therapy in obstetrics and gynaecology; physical therapy in paediatrics; combination and combined use of therapeutic physical factors; clinical practice (physical therapy in pathology of the nervous system); clinical practice (modern innovative methods of restorative treatment); kinesiology taping; international experience in organizing the use of physical therapy in health care; phyto- and aromatherapy; fundamentals of reflexotherapy.

Scientific work

The subject of the research work of the Department for 2020-2021 is as follows: “Development of biomechanically validated methods of restorative treatment in pelvic diseases and injuries”; researches in this direction continue the cooperative research work with the State Institution “Ukrainian Scientific and Practical Centre of Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine” in the subject “Development of modern scientifically-based principles and measures of medical rehabilitation for casualties of road-traffic accidents in the Kharkiv Region”, which was carried out in 2016-2018.
The Department has its educational-scientific laboratory of clinical biomechanics, which is equipped with a computerized anthropometer and an electric tension dynamometer. Members of the Department take an active part in Ukrainian and international conferences and congresses. The Students’ Scientific Society functions with success.
During 2017-2921, 88 scientific articles and theses were published; these included 2 in journals from scientometrical bases Scopus and Web of Science, a monograph, a textbook and 3 manuals.

Clinical work

The Department is mainly based on the Educational-Scientific Medical Unit “University Clinic” of Kharkiv National Medical University. The Department is based on the physical rehabilitation unit, where restorative treatment is provided for in- and outpatients with pathology of their locomotor system (arthroses, diseases of the vertebral column, contractures of the upper and lower extremities) as well as patients of the neurologic and cardiologic profiles. Members of the Department take part in consultations and case conferences on the base of the out- and inpatient departments of ESMU “University Clinic” of KhNMU. The Department is also clinically based on the Municipal Non-Profit Enterprise of the Kharkiv Regional Council “Regional Clinical Specialized Dispensary of Radiation Protection of Population” and the Ukrainian Research Institute of Prosthetics, Prosthesis Making and Working Capacity Restoration, where classes are given for applicants for higher education.
The Department is clinically based in sports medicine on the Municipal Non-Profit Enterprise of the Kharkiv Regional Council “Regional Medical Exercises Dispensary”, particularly its department of remedial gymnastics and rehabilitation of sportsmen as well as the department of sports medicine, medical and biological support for representative teams, regional reserve and the department of sports medicine and medical support for the people, who work out and go in for sports.

The Department has introduced novel methods of diagnosis and treatment of patients:
– performance of computerized anthropometry for biomechanical studies of pelvic restabilization;
– application of ortheses for the lower limb girdle in post-traumatic arthroses of the sacroiliac joints;
– sling therapy of functional blocks in the lumbar spine for lumbopelvic enthesopathies.

The process of treatment is carried out following the principles of evidence-based medicine and using modern approaches in compliance with recommendations of international consensus.

Student scientific society
Normative documents of the educational process
Educational materials