Rehabilitation- in Chronic Diseases

Theapeutic Exercise

Rehabilitation includes exercise, emotional support, and lifestyle changes so as to reduce the risk of a disease recurring or developing, such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking.

The goals of rehabilitation include establishing a personalized plan that will help you regain your stamina and strength, preventing your condition from getting worse, reducing the risk of future complications, improving your health and quality of life.

The free Rehabilitation programs in the Laboratory of Sports Medicine of the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki are designed to help treat patients suffering from heart disease (angina, coronary heart disease or heart disease) or have had a heart attack. (surgery or angioplasty) or suffer from chronic kidney disease or lung disease or diabetes or other chronic diseases.

The implementation of these programs is largely based on the support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki with which since 2000 are signed annual cooperation agreements, are also signed by other neighboring Municipalities, such as the Municipality of Evosmos.

A multidisciplinary team of trained gymnasts, cardiologists, occupational physiologists, nutritionists and psychologists and social support specialists design individualized therapies and strategies to reintegrate patients into a better quality of life, with better physical fitness and prevention of recurrence to heavier stages and strategies to prevent heart complications and future recurrence of heart attacks (heart attack).

Research Programs


Integrated patient care intradialysis programme in hemodialysis through a virtual health platform

GOODRENAL Project nº2020-1-ES01-KA204-083141

What is all about?

GoodRENal is a European project aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle habits in people with chronic kidney disease. Researchers from Sweden, Greece, Belgium and Spain are working on this project, which is funded by the Erasmus+ European programme

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A collaborative partnership to develop, implement and evaluate a model of long-term physical activity and behavioral change in CHD European patients

Rehabilitaion Programs

Exercise programs for patients with chronic diseases are appropriately designed to be beneficial and safe. In the years that exercise programs have been implemented in patients from the Sports Medicine Laboratory, there have been no complications from exercise. 

The results are very important and concern the improvement of the operation of almost all the systems of the body. 

In particular, regular exercise in patients has been found to bring: 

Increasing the capacity for physical work and improving their psychosocial status, makes them more capable in their professional activity, helps them in their social reintegration, with the end result of improving their quality of life. 

The implementation of special exercise programs for patients with chronic diseases is an accompanying necessary therapeutic tool for their social and psychological support and should be applied to all patients with the participation of properly trained trainers in collaboration with the treating physicians.

Those interested in participating in therapeutic exercise programs for free may contact the following telephone number:


Laboratory of Sports Medicine
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh)