Department of physical rehabilitation, sports medicine with a course of physical education and health Print

Address: Kharkiv National Medical University, Nauky Avenue 4, Kharkiv, 61002, Ukraine

tel. 707-73-64

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Head of department


Istomin Andrey G. – MD, Professor

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Academic work

Classes in Physical Education are intended for the 1st and 2nd year students of the faculties of medicine and dentistry, Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine for the 3rd and 4th year students.

Istomin Andrey G.


Rersearch work


Research work of the department includes development, testing and implementation of criteria for assessment of adaptive capacity and correction according to physical loads, evaluation of physical working capacity. The staff of department are working on topic “Research and testing of different methods for definition of working capacity”



Clinic al work


Main base of department – theoretical and practical medical center “Specialized medical section”. Since 02.02.2009 the department has been located in affiliate of rehabilitation, where inpatients and outpatients are taking physical rehabilitation and section of restorative treatment for orthopedic and traumatological patients.

The clinic of sport medicine department is the Municipal institution of health care “Kharkiv state medical and physical culture dispensary”, especially   section of physical culture and rehabilitation of sportsmen,  as well as section of sport medicine, medicobiological support of sport teams, regional reserve and section of sport medicine, medical support of those, who doing sports and physical culture activities.


Since March 2018, Director of the Pain Institute (Munich, Germany), an Honorary Professor of Kharkiv National Medical University, Dr. Wolfgang Bauermeister has been working at the Department.



Professor at the department: Wolfgang Bauermeister MD PhD

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Wolfgang Bauermeister




Curriculum:


Wolfgang Bauermeister is a world-renowned pioneer of trigger medicine who developed novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in Sports and Pain Medicine. He graduated from medical school in 1974, and received his PhD degree in 1975 in Hamburg, Germany. Working as an anaesthesiologist, emergency and diving medicine specialist he became interested in pain and sports medicine. In 1980, he migrated to the USA where received his US-medical degree. He worked in pain clinics and received formal training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at TUFTS University in Boston, Massachusetts. As a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 1989, he returned to Germany to work as a director of different rehabilitation hospitals. There he pioneered the trigger point shock wave therapy and the trigger point ultrasound elastography. He works in Munich as the Director of Pain Institute. Besides the clinical work he conducts research and development in cooperation with international scientists and universities. He is the author of several books and scientific publications. He was awarded the title of “Honorary Professor of Kharkiv National Medical University” in 2017 and has been working as Professor of the Department of Physical Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine with a course of Physical Education and Health at KhNMU since 2018.


Academic work:


Classes in Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Classes in Shearwave-and Strain-Elastography

Classes in Shockwave diagnosis and therapy

Classes in FAscia-STimulation-Therapy (FAST-Therapy)


Classes in manual, shockwave and high energy repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (Super-Inductive-System) Trigger Point Therapy



Research work:


Research and development of computer driven Strain-Elastography in pain and sports medicine.

Research and development of pressure free Shearwave-Elastography in pain and sports medicine.

Prevention of muscle, tendon and ligamentous injuries in sports through diagnostic Ultrasound-Elastography and therapeutic shockwave application to muscles and fascia.

Myofascial pain, the pathophysiology of rigger points in  fascia and muscles.

The contribution of nociceptors of the thoraco-lumbar-fascia and the erector spinae- and multifidi muscles in low back pain.

The status of fascia and muscles in injury free  juvenile soccer players assessed by Shearwave- and Strain-Elastography.

Static alignment in juvenile soccer players assessed by 4-D Body Mapper.

Range of Motion (ROM) assessment in juvenile soccer players assessed with Cervical Range of Motion (CROM-Device), Back Range of Motion (BROM-Device), Universal Goniometer.

The status of the Fascia and Muscles in special forces members on active duty assessed with Shearwave-Elastography and Cervical Range of Motion (CROM-Device), Back Range of Motion (BROM-Device), Universal Goniometer.

The effect of a 3 months mobility training program over a period of 3 months on the Fascia and Muscles in special forces members on active duty assessed with Shearwave-Elastography and Cervical Range of Motion (CROM-Device), Back Range of Motion (BROM-Device), Universal Goniometer.