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Nikolaos Strimpakos, PhD


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2019 - Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Thessaly, Greece

Previous Posts

2017 - 2019 Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, TEI of Sterea Ellada, Greece

2012 - 2017 Associate Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, TEI of Sterea Ellada, Greece

2006 - 2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, TEI Lamia, Greece

2001 - Part-time lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, TEI Lamia, Greece. 

2001 - "PhysioPraxis" Clinic, Athens

1999  Physiotherapy Private Clinic, Athens

Research interests

- Cross-cultural validation of patient-reported outcomes in Greek language

- Development of protocols for assessing proprioception

- Respiratory dysfunction in neck patients


Kinesiotherapy/Therapeutic Exercise, Exercise Physiology, Sports Injuries, Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders, Research Methodology, Physiotherapy Assessment

My collaborations

Prof. J. Oldham, University of Manchester

Dr. M. Callaghan, University of Manchester

Dr. C. McCarthy, Imperial College Healthcare

Dr. E. Kapreli, TEI of Sterea Ellada

Prof. S. Athanasopoulos, University of Athens

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Panhellenic Physical Therapy Association

World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT)

European Region of WCPT


1993  BSc, Physical Education & Sport Science, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

1999  Degree in Physiotherapy (Hons), TEI Thessalonikis

2000  MSc, Physiotherapy, University of Manchester

2004  PhD, Centre for Rehabilitation Science, University of Manchester.  Thesis Title:  Development of reliable and valid objective outcome measures for assessing cervical spine function.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Rehabilitation Science, The University of Manchester

1 Jan 200130 Jun 2004

Award Date: 30 Jun 2004

Master of Science, Physiotherapy, The University of Manchester

1 Sept 199930 Jun 2000

Award Date: 30 Jun 2000

Bachelor of Health Science, Physiotherapy, TEI of Thessaloniki

1 Feb 199612 Feb 1999

Award Date: 12 Feb 1999

Bachelor of Science, Physical Education and Sports Science, National & Capodistrian University of Athens

1 Sept 198930 Jun 1993

Award Date: 30 Jun 1993

Areas of expertise

  • RZ Other systems of medicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation


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