Campus de Bellvitge


Campus de Bellvitge

According to Mariano Gacto, director of the Degree in International Physiotherapy: ‘Physiotherapy students have to be patient, constant and passionate about what they are studying’

19 December 2016

According to Mariano Gacto, director of the Degree in International Physiotherapy: ‘Physiotherapy students have to be patient, constant and passionate about what they are studying’

Mariano Gacto is the Director of the Inter-university Degree in International Physiotherapy, from the School of New Interactive Technologies (Escola de Noves Tecnologies Interactives – ENTI-UB), and the School of Health and Sport (Escola de la salut i l’Esport – EUSES-UdG), and the Head of the Physiotherapy Department at EUSES. In the professional field, he worked for six years as a physiotherapist for the Spanish and French public health services. Academically, he has a diploma in Physiotherapy from the University of Murcia, a master’s degree In Physiotherapy and Scientific Evidence from Barcelona, and obtained a PhD in Quality Management in Health Services from the University of Murcia.


At present he is also a lecturer for the International Degree in Physiotherapy, where he teaches the subjects of Assessment in Physiotherapy and Fundamentals of Physiotherapy, two units from the first year. In the former, students learn to assess the functional state of the patients from the perspective of physiotherapy by considering their physical, psychological and social aspects. Thus they identify normal and altered structures by means of palpation as well as using specific tests for diagnosing skeletal muscle injuries.


With regard to the course subject of Fundamentals of Physiotherapy, students acquire the tools for the proper development of practical and theoretical skills within the framework of passive joint mobilisation, the theoretical bases of manipulation, passive Kinesiotherapy and, in general, the functional assessment of the patient. In short, they learn to develop basic methods and procedures for physiotherapy treatments, applying them in relevant cases.


As for applying their course subjects in the day to day work of the profession of a physiotherapist, Gacto points out that in essence they are useful for making the initial assessment of the patient; i.e. when making an initial assessment, and a revaluation after treating the different conditions or diseases. As a lecturer and director of this degree, one of the recommendations he gives his students -especially those who are beginning their studies in physiotherapy – is that they should be patient, constant and passionate about what they are studying.


Lastly, according to Mariano Gacto, the major advantages of studying the Degree in International Physiotherapy are: the acquisition of advanced language skills in English – a language whose mastery is not only a necessity in today’s society, but a core skill for understanding scientific production and the acquisition of an optimal professional level-; the acquisition of the skills pertaining to these studies, specialising in the assessment, diagnosis, design and development of physiotherapy treatments, and lastly, gaining an understanding of the latest technological advances applied to the field of health and healthcare: Health 2.0, the new technologies, I’m-health, acquiring important skills in this field.


Via this link, you can find further information about the course subjects of Assessment in Physiotherapy and Fundamentals of Physiotherapy taught by Mariano Gacto.



02 November 2022

Academic volunteering in physiotherapy of the students of the degree in Half Sitges

Under the tutelage of the EUSES Alumni physiotherapist Laura Vilella, students of the Bellvitge Campus have carried out last weekend an academic volunteering in...

12 September 2022

The 2022/2023 university academic year begins at the Campus of Salt, Bellvitge and Terres de l’Ebre

The 2022/2023 university academic year has started today at the three campus of the Escola Universitària de la Salut i l'Esport, located...

15 July 2022

Registration period open for university degrees at the Salt, Bellvitge and Terres de l’Ebre campuses

The enrolment period for the 2022/23 academic year at the Salt, Bellvitge and Terres de l'Ebre campus opened this Friday. In all...

08 June 2022

55 new graduates in the 4th promotion of the Degree in Physiotherapy (EUSES-UdG, ENTI-UB) in a ceremony held at the Paraninfo Hall

The Paraninfo Hall of the University of Barcelona has been this Tuesday 7th June an incomparable setting for the graduation ceremony of...

28 April 2022

EUSES Alumni consolidates the Talent Day in a 2nd edition with a resounding success of participation

All the objectives set by EUSES Alumni in relation to the Talent Day were more than achieved in a second edition that...

21 February 2022

Last Saturday the Open Doors Day was held at the Bellvitge Campus with a very good affluence of the public

On Saturday 19th February, the doors of the Bellvitge Campus were opened to all those people interested in taking the course 2022/23...

23 December 2021

Graduation ceremony for the 2016/20 graduating class of the Degree in Physiotherapy (UdG-UB)

Last Friday, 17th December, the graduation ceremony of the Degree in Physiotherapy (degree of the University of Girona and the University of Barcelona)...

15 December 2021

10 years of EUSES Alumni: Interview with director and founder, Sílvia Roche

EUSES Alumni was born 10 years ago on the day of a conference attended by two elite cyclists, Michael Barry (then a...

01 December 2021

AQU Catalunya’s satisfaction survey for 2021 graduates begins

Graduates who completed their studies last year on the Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and the Bachelor's Degree in...

13 September 2021

The next 2021/22 academic year of Physiotherapy starts at Bellvitge Campus

The Bellvitge Campus has given this morning the starting signal for the academic year 2021/22 for students of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and...
Take a tour of our Campus, where you will find
the best specialised and continuous training in health and sport.
Campus de Bellvitge
Carrer de la Feixa Llarga s/n.
08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona)
T. 932 63 02 24
University Degree Studies International Degree in Physiotherapy
Master’s Degrees
© 2023 ® Euses Escola Universitària de la Salut i l’Esport. Learning centre attached to the University of Girona and the Rovira i Virgili University
×ATENCIÓ: Cookies no configurades en l'idioma actual. Revisa la teva configuració al plugin, gràcies!
Do you want more information?