History of medical rehabilitation department

Department of Medical Rehabilitation was founded in September 2001. The basis of the department were a course of physical therapy and sports medicine; from 2008 - a course of physical rehabilitation, Course of Medical Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy. The aim of department creation was optimization of teaching such subjects as physical, medical and social rehabilitation, sports medicine, physiotherapy, balneology, reflexology, physical rehabilitation in surgery, therapy, pediatrics and dentistry. One of the main task of the department is increasing of the level of quality of teaching these subjects to students of medical, dental, nursing faculty, interns and Postgraduate students.

Today the department consists of six people: two professors, two associate professors, 1 assistant, 1 laborant. Since the establishment of the department and till now the head of the department is MD, PhD, professor Mysula Igor Romanovich. Three teachers of the department have a scientific degree of candidate of medical sciences, and they are physicians highest and first categories. All teachers of the department have great experience in teaching. Associate Professor Bakalyuk T.G. is the head teacher of the department.

Department of Medical Rehabilitation is part of the medical faculty. Education work associated with teaching of disciplines "Current issues of rehabilitation and vocational guidance disabled" for the 2nd year students, "Physiotherapy" for the 4th year students, "Basics of medical rehabilitation" for 6th year students at the Medical Faculty; "Reflexology" for the 5th year students at the dental faculty; "Physiotherapy" and "Medical and social rehabilitation" for nurses and nurses-bachelors and “Mdical rehabilitation” for interns. Post-graduate study and thematic training courses “Physiotherapy” are held for post-graduated students and doctors. Courses of “Basics of medical knowledges”, “Physiotherapy”, “Balneology”, "Rehabilitation Technology", "Organization of rehabilitation institutions work" are held for the 2nd, the 3rd year students of “Human’s health” faculty.

Most of teachers speak English. There is teaching of different subjects at the department on the relevant programs Health Ministry of Ukraine, that is why it was created appropriate methodology and the material base. Rehabilitation departments of the Ternopil regional clinical and psycho-neurological hospital, sanatorium "Medobory" are an educational bases of the department.

Scientific work

Scientific research department aimed at exploring the therapeutic effects of low physiotherapiutical procedures in combination with local natural healing factors (hydrogen sulphide water, sodium chloride brine, peat bogs sulfide) and reflexology; scientific justification of medical rehabilitation for patients with different pathologies and new techniques of rehabilitation. The main scientific direction of the Department of Medical Rehabilitation is the "Study of pelotherapy and low-intensity physical factors in patients with spinal osteochondrosis combined with osteoporosis", state registration number 0110U001935.

In addition, evaluation of physical condition and risk factors of coronary heart disease and the effect of different types of acupuncture and physical therapy in patients with hypertension is studying; organizational aspects of rehabilitation of patients, the study of influence of manual therapy in various pathologies. For the first time has been studied combined effect of physiotherapy techniques and peat bogs on bone density in patients with osteoporosis in combination wiyh osteochondrosis.

It was developed new ways to treat patients with osteoporosis and osteochondrosis through the application of peat mud, reflexology and low-intensity physical factors (ultrasound and magnetic laser therapy).

It was studied bone density in patients with osteoarthritis during treatment hydrogen sulfur baths.

It was investigated the mechanism of influence singlet-oxygen therapy for bronchial asthma.

The state of the immune system in patients with osteoarthritis influenced by spa treatment was studied.

Efficiency of microwave resonance therapy using in articular pathology was proved.

Mechanisms of improvements in cardio-vascular system of students at different physical exertion were investigated.

Over the last 5 years the scientists of the department published 142 works, 1 doctor and 2 PhD thesis.

4 books, 6 monographs were published, educational CD was created.

Every year the department organizes and conducts two scientific conferences on actual issues rehabilitation and physical therapy in clinical practice.

Education work


Subjects that teaching at the department

The second, the forth, the sixth year student of medical faculty, the second, the forth year students of medical and preventive faculty, the fifth year students of dentistry faculty, the second and the third year students of nursing school, the second and the third year students of “Human Health” faculty, interns of different specialties and postgraduate student and doctors learn at the department.


Students learn medical rehabilitation and physiotherapeutic methods of treatment for various diseases and basic medical factors, which are applied at the spa rehabilitation stage. Basics of medical rehabilitation in therapy, general practice, orthopedics and traumatology, pediatrics, neurology, surgery, gynecology, dermatology and venerology, otolaryngology, etc. taught for postgraduate students.


Particular attention is given to the use of natural and preformed physical factors, phisycal rehabilitation, massage, manual methods and kinezotherapy. Practical classes are conducted in clinical hospital of Ternopil and sanatorium "Medobory" where students and doctors are learning the techniques of spa and phisiotherary treatment, get acquainted with the peculiarities of application rehabilitation treatment with unconventional methods (reflexology, fitotherapy, ionotherapy etc.)


Department staff has published manuals of Medical Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy and Spa Treatment.