19 Oct 2023

ENPHE Graduation Project Winners and Nominees 2023

During the ENPHE Conference 2023: "Educating Physiotherapists for a Global Mindset" in Prague hosted by Charles University - Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, the Winners of the Graduation Projects were announced. This year we counted with 3 categories: Bachelor Thesis, Bachelor Graduation Project, and Master Thesis, amounting to 3 winners.

We would like to congratulate once again the Winners but also the Nominees for their efforts, excellence, and contributions to the field.


Bachelor Thesis

Winner: Immediate effect of mobilisation with movement on the pain and physical function during squatting in people with different degrees of structural severity of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial. Gonçalo Simões & Vasco Gomes - Escola Superior de Saúde de Santa Maria, Porto, Portugal


Self-care program for women with breast cancer related lymphedema. Elisa Martin-Alonso - CEERRF, France

Effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment for neuropathic pain in patients with spinal cord injury: a systematic review. Irene Omenat Calera and Itxaso Goicuria Gonzalez - Escuela Universitaria Gimbernat, Spain

Inter-rater reliability of a customized ordinal scale on the FIT-HaNSA test in Reversed Total Shoulder Prosthesis patients. Marijn Lienesch - Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, Netherlands

SPECIFICITY IN SPINAL MANUAL THERAPY: CLINICAL SMOKE AND MIRRORS? Does specific application of joint manual therapy techniques influence pain outcomes in nonspecific spinal pain patients? Tim Heathcote-Hacker - Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, Netherlands


Bachelor Graduation Project

Winner: ‘Rap op Stap’ (quickly on the go); facilitating multifactorial activity for older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Charlotte Hirschi and Anthony Middleton - Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, European School of Physiotherapy


Stabilometric and proprioceptive impairment in handball players with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a research project. Andrea López Enríquez - Faculty of Physiotherapy University of A Coruña, A Coruña, Spain

Informal Caregiver Support: How to take care of yourself and your family member. Guillaume Tang, Lucas Mainetti, Paula Ribeiro, Steven Martins, Haziel Huylebroeck - Escola Superior de Tecnologias da Saúde do Tâmega e Sousa, Gandra, Paredes, Portugal

Effects of Different Stretching Types on Gastrocnemius Muscle Viscoelastic Properties and Performance. Gülsüm İlayda ÇAMLITEPE - Istinye University, Turkey


Master Thesis

Winner: Modeling the associations of cardiorespiratory fitness and handgrip strength with cardiometabolic profile and sedentary behavior in adolescent basketball players. Karagianni Eleni - Physiotherapy Department, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece


 The assessment of the trunk stability and stabilization of the shoulder girdle and their relationship with technical skills of pianists. Jadwiga Koprowska and Józef Piłsudski - University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Faculty of Rehabilitation, Warsaw, Poland

Effectiveness of vagus nerve self-mobilization in adults of working age with stress. (Subtitle: Self-mobilization of the vagus nerve in stress). Eva Guerrero Forteza - Escoles Universitàries Gimbernat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain

Comparison of Biopsychosocial Approach and Conventional Approach in the Treatment of Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis. Hilal Yazici İlhan - Hacettepe University Faculty of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Turkey

Association between the history of fall and fear of falling on stair descent and gait transition spatio-temporal parameters and lower limb kinetics and kinematics in older adults: an observational study. Ivone da Silva Teles - Politécnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal