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Dr. Georgios VissarakisPANAGIOTIS D. KARAGOUNISEfthymia Vagena

Dr. Georgios Vissarakis

Dr. Georgios Vissarakis, M.D., MSc Consultant in Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine

CARRER SUMMARY

Fifteen years of experience in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, working in leading position as Medical Director in the biggest and most specialized centers in Greece. A broad spectrum of experience in the field of Medical Rehabilitation from Sports & Exercise medicine, Champions League level football team, to Spinal cord injuries and neurological degenerative conditions. Highly motivated, confident individual with exceptional multi-tasking and organizational skills. Able to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and relatives. Able to maximize the rehabilitation of patients and to ensure understanding of often complex clinical issues impacting recovery. Excellent client facing skills coupled with the ability to work closely with other health care professionals to assess patients’ needs and devise suitable treatment plans for them.

Able to successfully lead a multidisciplinary team of rehabilitation professionals under quality management systems and high impact recovery protocols.

Ready and qualified for the next stage in a successful career and looking forward to making a significant contribution as a leading clinician in a multidisciplinary environment.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Orthopedics, Stroke management, Spinal Cord Injuries,
  • Sports Medicine
  • Neurodegenerative conditions, Multiple Sclerosis,
  • EMG (electromyography), NCS (nerve conduction studies)
  • Peripheral joint injections, Trigger point injections,
  • Interventional spinal therapeutics
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Botulinum Toxin and Spasticity clinic, Regenerative therapies (PRP, Stem cells), electromyography, pain management, ozone therapy
  • Multidisciplinary team organisation, Quality Management Systems planning and monitoring.

QUALIFICATIONS – EDUCATION

2003 Greek Board Certification
Specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Full registration

2002 Master of Science in Sports and Exercise Medicine University Of London, University College London (UCL) Dynamic Electromyography of the Deltoideus Muscle

1994 Degree in Medicine & Surgery Dimocritus University, Thrace, Greece

TRAINING IN REHABILITATION MEDICINE

Feb.02-May.03 Research Registrar in Spinal Injuries (15 Months) National Spinal Injuries Centre
Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Feb.01-Feb.02 Senior House Officer in Spinal Injuries (1 year) National Spinal Injuries Centre
Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Aug.00-Feb.01 Senior House Officer in Rehabilitation Medicine
(6 months) The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust Rehabilitation Department

Aug.99-Aug.00 Senior House Officer in Rehabilitation Medicine
(1 year) Defence Services Medical Rehabilitation Centre (D.S.M.R.C.) Headley Court, Epsom Surrey

Feb.99-Aug.99 Senior House Officer in Rehabilitation Medicine (6 months) Southern General Hospital NHS Trust
Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit (P.D.R.U.)

Aug.98-Feb.99 Rotating Trainee in Orthopaedics
(6 months) “A. Fleming” District General Hospital
Department of Orthopaedics

Nov.97-Jul.98 Rotating Trainee in Neurology
(8 months) “K.A.T.” General and Accident Hospital
Department of Neurology

Feb.97-Oct.97 Rotating Trainee in Internal Medicine
(8 months) “Sotiria” General and Chest Diseases Hospital
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Unit

GENERAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Oct.95-Feb.97 Trainee in Accident and Emergency Medicine (16 months) Health Centre “Astros Kynouria”
Department of Accident & Emergency

Apr. 94-Oct. 95 Trainee in General Medicine
(18 months) Military Hospital, Rhode Island, Greece
National Service – Infantry Medical District

Apr. 93-Apr. 94 Medical Practice - HO equivalent
(12 months) University of Thrace Hospital. Rotating through:
Internal Medicine (3 months), General Surgery (3 months) Pediatrics (3 months), Orthopaedics (1.5 months) Obstetrics & Gynaecology (1.5 months)

CAREER SUMMARY

Research Registrar in Spinal Injuries at the N.S.I.C. Stoke Mandeville Hospital. After completing my rotation as full time resident in the Stoke Mandeville National Spinal Injury Centre, I continued working as a clinical research registrar. My research focused on the effects of cannabinoids on spasticity in spinal cord injury patients. During the same period and under the supervision of Dr. Brian Andrews, I explored the effects of Functional Electrical stimulation – FES assisted rowing training on the lipid profile in patients with spinal cord injuries.

S.H.O. in Spinal Injuries at the N.S.I.C. Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Stoke Mandeville National Spinal Injury Centre is world-wide recognized for the high quality and innovative approach of spinal injuries. Part of my duties was the examination and initial treatment of patients with chronic or acute spinal cord injuries, attendance of the urodynamics sessions and operating theatre when required and assisting in the check-up and treatment plan of outpatients. There was also a strong emphasis in clinical education and research.

S.H.O. in Rehabilitation Medicine at the R.N.O.H. Trust. This post offered me experience in a wide range of soft tissue rheumatological, orthopaedic disorders, and obscure disabling disorders. There was a 16-care bed facility for intensive inpatient rehabilitation. Special interest of the Unit was back pain, particularly the problematic cases, chronic knee pain and peripheral nerve disorders, including causalgia, pain after avulsion injuries to the brachial plexus and Sudeck’s dystrophy as well as complex orthopaedic and neurological conditions.

S.H.O. in Rehabilitation Medicine at the RAF Rehabilitation Centre. The largest rehabilitation unit in the U.K., with 170 beds, specializing in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. There was also an active 20-bedded Neuro-Rehabilitation unit, which has an international reputation for its highly structured and innovative approach to traumatic brain injury. As part of my duties I was also attending the Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic both at the Centre as well at the Guys & St. Thomas’s Hospital.

S.H.O. in Rehabilitation Medicine at the Southern General Hospital. The Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit was a 30 bedded unit, providing short-term intensive assessment and rehabilitation for adults with neurological illnesses, injuries and disorders. When on call, I was covering admissions at the Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injury Unit.

Rotation through Orthopaedics at “A. FLEMING” Hospital. The Orthopaedics Department was a 20-bed unit, providing comprehensive service in both acute and selective orthopaedic cases. I attended in theatre sessions twice a week as 1st or 2nd assistant in a wide variety of cases including total hip & knee replacement, and unassisted in numerous smaller operations.

Rotation through Neurology at “KAT” Hospital. The Neurology Department is a 20-bed unit covering all Neurological admissions for southern Greece. I was responsible for the day-to-day care of patients on the wards and also worked in coοperation with the Neurosurgical team managing patients in the Stroke Unit.

Rotation through Internal Medicine at “Sotiria” Teaching Hospital. The Department consists of a 40-bed unit with an Intensive Care Unit of 10 beds and a Respiratory Rehabilitation Department. During my rotation I was responsible for the day-to-day care of the inpatients presenting Respiratory and Intensive Care cases. I regularly presented cases in the monthly medical audit meetings.

General Training in Accident & Emergency at Health Centre “Astros”. This Centre is situated in a suburban area and provides full Accident and Emergency, Medical, Surgical and Orthopaedic care in adults and children. The duties of the post included primary and inpatient care within the Hospital and also provided primary care at incident sites.

INDICATIVE SEMINARS CONFERENCES COURSES

2015 9th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Berlin, Germany

2015: 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Cell & Gene Therapy Chairing at Preconference Workshop
Athens, Greece

2014: XXII International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation & Traumatology Football Medicine Strategies,
Milan, Italy

2014: PRP & Regenerative Medicine Symposium TOBI Orthobiologic Institutes
Las Vegas, Nevada

2014: Masterclass in the Anatomy of Ultrasound Guided Intramuscular Injecting Royal Liverpool Hospital
Liverpool, United Kingdom

2014: IV Word Congress on Oxygen Ozone Therapy Scientific Oxygen Ozone Therapy Association
Roma, Italy

2013: Workshop in High Intensity Laser Therapy ASALaser
Florence, Italy

2012: Health Management, Interdisciplinary Team Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
London, Great Britain

2011: 6th Word Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
San Juan, Puerto Rico

2011: Conservative Spinal Decompression Therapies SpineMed Therapy Association
Baltimore, USA

2010: Core Stability, Swiss Ball Exercise Protocols The Theraband Academy
London, United Kingdom

Δρ. Παναγιώτης Καραγκούνης

EDUCATION

2014 ACQUISITION OF THE MEDICAL SPECIALITY OF PHYSICAL & REHABILITATION MEDICINE

2008-2012 NATIONAL KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
PhD in Sports Medicine
Grade: Excellent
Title of dissertation: «The impact of continuous and prolonged running exercise on the provocation of aseptic inflammation and endothelial activation in long distance runners»

2004-2007 NATIONAL KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine
Grade: Excellent
Title of dissertation: «Exercise induced arterial adaptations in Judo athletes»

2000 UNIVERSITY OF NAPLES “ FEDERICO II” - UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI FEDERICO II DI NAPOLI, FACOLTA DI MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA
Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine & Surgery
Grade: 104/110 Excellent

WORK EXPERIENCE

11/2014-Today FILOKTITIS RECOVERY & REHABILITATION CENTER
Specialist in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

4/2011- 10/2014 KAT GENERAL HOSPITAL, attica
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department
Trainee Doctor in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

3/2008- 4/2011 ALPHA BANK
Chief Physician at Alpha Bank Gym

6/2007 - 2/2008 PEDIATRIC GENERAL HOSPITAL OF PENDELI, ATTICA
Orthopaedics Department
Trainee Doctor in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

6-12/2006 PEDIATRIC GENERAL HOSPITAL OF PENDELI, ATTICA
Neurology Department
Trainee Doctor in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

4-7/2005 GENERAL ONCOLOGICAL HOSPITAL OF KIFISSIA « AGIOI ANARGYROI»
Pathology Department
Trainee Doctor in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

7/2003-9/2003 GENERAL HOSPITAL OF TRIKALA, THESSALIA
Trainee Doctor in Pathology and General Surgery Departments

9/2003-9/2004 MEDICAL CENTER OF PYLI, THESSALIA
Mandatory practice as a General Doctor

7-9/2001 NEUROLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC «ASKLIPIEION»
Doctor on night duty

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-2014 NATIONAL KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Department of Nursing
Instructor in the field of First Aid in graduate students

2004-2012 NATIONAL KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Department of Physical Education and Sport Science
Instructor in the field of Sports Medicine, Anatomy, Hygiene & Exercise and Diseases in graduate and post-graduate students
University of Peloponnese

9/2008-2/2009 & 9/2009-2/2010 DEPARTMENT OF NURSING, SPARTA
Adjunct Preceptor in the field of “Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics”

2- 6/2007 PUBLIC TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (I.E.K.) (MAROUSSI)
Instructor in the field of “Sports and Nutrition”

LIFE LONG LEARNING

8/4-7/5/2014 HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF PRM
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training (Ankara, Turkey)

24-25/1/2014 HELLENIC SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
1st cycle of eductional seminars in Algology topics (Greek Chapter of IASP & EFIC)

4-6/12/2013 WORLD-MUSCULUS & EURO-MUSCULUS
WORLD-MUSCULUS 2013 & EURO-MUSCULUS-IV (Antalya, Turkey)

30/11/2013 EUROPEAN PRM BOARD CERTIFICATION-FEBPRM

11/10/2013 HELLENIC SOCIETY OF ERGOSPIROMETRY, EXERICE & REHABILITATION
11th Clinical Seminar, titled: Ergospirometry & Cardiac Rehabilitation

20-21/9/2013 HELLENIC SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
4th cycle of eductional seminars in Algology topics (Greek Chapter of IASP & EFIC)

24-25/5/2013 HELLENIC SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
3d cycle of eductional seminars in Algology topics (Greek Chapter of IASP & EFIC)

8-9/2/2013 HELLENIC SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
2nd cycle of eductional seminars in Algology topics (Greek Chapter of IASP & EFIC)

28/5-1/6/2012 18TH eUROPEAN CONGRESS OF PHYSICAL & REHABILITATION MEDICINE
Practical seminar (Workshop), Diploma in “Mesotherapy & Capacitive Resistive Diathermy Therapy”

31/3/2012 HELLENIC SOCIETY OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
Practical seminar (Hands-On Workshop), Diploma in “Extracorporeal shockwave therapy”

5/2/2012 HELLENIC SOCIETY OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
Practical seminar, Diploma in “Intraarticular Injections”

4-13/7/2011 EUROPEAN SCHOOL MARSEILLE 2011
Motor disabilities: posture and movement analysis, rehabilitation, neurophysiology

3-4-2011 HELLENIC SOCIETY OF PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE
International Seminar, Diploma in “Dysfagia in patients with tracheo tube”

9/2007-6/2009 EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ACUPUNCTURE (UNDER THE AUSPICES OF INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE -ICMART)
Diploma in Medical Acupuncture

13-17/4/2003 251 GENERAL HOSPITAL OF AVIATION
Diploma in PHTLS: Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support

9/4 και 10/4/2003 251 GENERAL HOSPITAL OF AVIATION
Diploma in CRP: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

SCHOLARSHIPS-AWARDS

2007 STATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOUNDATION
Scholarship (based on performance) for the first year of postgraduate studies

2006 STATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOUNDATION
Scholarship for Doctorate Degree in the field of Sports Medicine

2005 ALEXANDER S. ONASSIS PUBLIC BENEFIT FOUNDATION
Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies (Master’s Degree) in the field of Sports Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

NATIONAL JOURNALS

2013 S. Konstantinidou, P. Karagounis, P. Baltopoulos. (2013). «Sudden death in ultramarathon runners», Reviews in Biochemistry and Physiology of Exercise, (1), 22- 41.

2010 R. Levantinou, P. Karagounis, G. Prionas, P. Baltopoulos. (2010). «Injury patterns in motorcycle racers», Medical Annals, Vol 33, (2), 80- 83.

2009 Ν. Pefanis, G. Prionas, P. Karagounis, H. Armenis, P. Baltopoulos. (2009). «The impact of the type of sport, the somatometric characteristics and the biomechanic factors of the low extremity on the incidence of ankle injuries in athletes», Medical Annals, Vol 22, (7-8), 325- 328.

2009 Karagounis P., , Xirouhaki H., Prionas G., Armenis H., Pefanis Ν., Baltopoulos P. (2009). «The impact of prolonged exercise on ultramarathon athletes’ plantar pressure patterns», Medical Annals, Vol 22, (9), 401- 404.

2009 P. Karagounis, Ε. Bletsa, G. Prionas, P. Baltopoulos. (2009). «Sports injuries in athletic centers: A retrospective study», Medical Annals, Vol 22, (12), 539- 543

2008 Armenis H, P. Karagounis, G. Prionas, Ν. Pefanis, P. Baltopoulos. (2008). «Causing factors of low back pain in athletes and non athletes students: 4 years old regressive study », Medical Annals, Vol 21, (7-8), 347- 352.

2008 P. Balanou, G. Prionas, P. Karagounis, P. Baltopoulos (2008). «The influence of the diaphragm spasms on the decrease of the saturation and heart rate during breath holding in athletes», Medical Annals, Vol. 21, (11), 538- 544.

2008 P. Karagounis, G. Prionas, H. Αrmenis, Ε. Soufleris, Ε. Papadakou. (2008). «Type and incidence of sports injuries related to Judo athletes», Medical Annals, Vol. 21, (12), 625- 628.

2007 Karagounis P., Prionas G., Marinos G., Kandia D. (2007). «The effect of exercise and liquide CHO supplementation on blood glucose levels before and after basketball training completion», Medical Annals, Vol ΚΙ, (4), 209-212.

2007 Prionas G., Karagounis P., Bletsa Ε., Giannopoulos G., Armenis Η., Baltopoulos P. (2007). «Recording of nutritional supplements intake in gym active population», Medical Annals, Vol. 20, (9), 530-536.

2007 Prionas G., Kamposos D., Karagounis P., Tsintzos Χ. (2007). «The impact of exercise with electrothermia on the loss of adipose mass», Medical Annals, Vol 20, (10), 617-619.

2006 Baltopoulos P., Karagounis P., Tsintzos Χ., Prionas G. (2006). «Analysis and evaluation of injuries in soccer 5×5 and 11×11», Medical Annals, Vol. 29, (10), 570-575.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

2012 Armenis E., Pefanis N., Tsiganos G., Karagounis P., Christin Tokatlidou, Baltopoulos P. (2012). «The impact of knee surface alignment on ankle sprain occurence», Foot & Ankle Specialist, Vol. 5, No. 6, 382-388.

2011 Armenis E., Pefanis N., Tsiganos G., Karagounis P., Baltopoulos P. (2011). «Osteoarthritis of the ankle and foot complex in former Greek soccer players», Foot & Ankle Specialist, Vol. 4, No. 6, 338-343.

2011 Karagounis P., Tsironi M., Prionas G., Tsiganos G., Baltopoulos P. (2011). «The treatment of plantar fasciitis in recreational athletes: two different therapeutic protocols», Foot & Ankle Specialist, Vol. 4, No. 4, 226-234.

2009 Papavasiliou AS., Kotsalis C., Paraskevoulakos E., Karagounis P., Rizou C., Bazigou H. (2009). «Midazolam IV in convulsive status epilepticus in children with pharmacoresistant epilepsy», Epilepsy & Behavior, Vol. 14(4), 661-664.

2009 Karagounis P., Prionas G., Armenis E., Tsiganos G., Baltopoulos P. (2009). «The impact of the Spartathlon ultramarathon race on athletes' plantar pressure patterns», Foot & Ankle Specialist, Vol. 2(4), 173-178.

2009 Karagounis P., Maridaki M., Papaharalampous X., Prionas G., Baltopoulos P. (2009). «Exercise-induced arterial adaptations in elite judo athletes», Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, Volume 8, 428-434

2009 Pefanis N., Karagounis P., Tsiganos G., Armenis E., Baltopoulos P. (2009). «Tibiofemoral angle and its relation to ankle sprain occurrence», Foot & Ankle Specialist, Vol. 2(6), 271-276.

2008 Baltopoulos P., Tsintzos C., Papadakou E., Karagounis P., Tsironi M. (2008). «Hydroxyapatite-coated total hip arthroplasty: The impact on thigh pain and arthroplasty survival», Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Volume 74, 323-331.

2008 Baltopoulos P., Papadakou E., Tsironi M., Karagounis P., Prionas G. (2008). «Pre, during, and post exercise anterior tibial compartment pressures in long distance runners», Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, Volume 7(1), 96-100.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

10-13/6/2015 41th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Treatment of spasticity with botulinum toxin under ultrasound guidance, Karagounis P., Vissarakis G., Andrikopoulos A.

14-17/5/2014 40th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Non typical presentation of autonomic dysreflexia in tetraplegic female patient (case study), Karagounis P., Kotroni A., Zoniou K., Kaplas A., Togkelidis V., Bakas E.

16-19/5/2012 38th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Acupuncture treatment for low back pain in athletes, Karagounis P., Tsironi M., Armenis E., Pefanis N., Baltopoulos P.

16-19/5/2012 38th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Causing factors of knee pain in athletes: 5 years old regression analysis, Karagounis P., Tsironi M., Armenis E., Pefanis N., Baltopoulos P.

12-16/10/2011 67th Annual Hellenic Orthopaedic Congress, Athens, Differential diagnosis of elbow pain in athletes: 5 years regressive study, P. Karagounis, M. Tsironi, P. Baltopoulos

12-16/10/2011 67th Annual Hellenic Orthopaedic Congress, Athens, Differential diagnosis of plantar pain in athletes: 3 years regressive study, P. Karagounis, M. Tsironi, P. Baltopoulos

4-8/5/2010 36th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Carpal tunnel syndrome in Judo athletes, P. Karagounis, G. Prionas, M. Tsironi, P. Baltopoulos

19-21/3/2010 10th International Congress of Hellenic Association of Sports Medicine, Veroia, Variations of neural conduction of the median nerve in Judo athletes, Karagounis P., Prionas G., Baltopoulos P., Tsironi M.

19-21/3/2010 10th International Congress of Hellenic Association of Sports Medicine, Veroia, The impact of age on exercise-induced proteinuria in amateur athletes, Prionas G., Karagounis P., Tsironi M., Baltopoulos P.

18-20/2/2010 10th Hellenic Congress of Preventive Medicine, Athens, The role of pre-exercise control to the detection of cardiac threats in amateur athletes , Karagounis P., Prionas G., Tsironi Μ., Baltopoulos P.

5-6/12/2009 Northern Greece Physical Education Teachers Association, Thessaloniki, Incidence of exercise-induced asthma in amateur long distance runners, Karagounis P., Prionas G., Xirouhaki Χ., Armenis E., Perissiou Μ., Baltopoulos P.

5-9/5/2009 35th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Overuse syndromes of the knee in high level athletes, P. Karagounis, G. Prionas, Η. Armenis, Ν. Pefanis, Χ. Xirouhaki, P. Baltopulos.

5-9/5/2009 35th Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Causing factors, diagnosis and treatment of planatr pain in high level athletes, P. Karagounis, G. Prionas, Μ. Tsironi, E. Armenis, Ν. Pefanis, Α. Peropoulou, P. Baltopoulos

20-24/5/2008 34th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Ultrasound evaluation of the arterial adaptations in athletes, Karagounis P., X. Papaharalampous, Μ. Maridaki, P. Baltopoulos

20-24/5/2008 34th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Clinical evaluation of the torticollis in the pediatric patient, S.Thoma, Ν. Patsiogiannis, Ν. Mourgias, P. Karagounis, C. Petropoulos, Κ. Filiopoulos

20-24/5/2008 34th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens, Epidemiological evaluation of the osteochondritis in the pediatric patient, Ν. Patsiogiannis, S. Thoma, Ν. Mourgias, P. Karagounis, C. Petropoulos, Κ. Filiopoulos

27-30/3/2008 9th International Congress of Hellenic Association of Sports Medicine, Athens, Hypertrophy of the anterior scalenus muscle in athletes: diagnosis, conservative and surgical treatment, Baltopoulos P., Karagounis P., Prionas G., Pittas Α., Antonopoulos D.

27-30/3/2008 9th International Congress of Hellenic Association of Sports Medicine, Athens, The protective role of daily aerobic exercise on the breast cancer, Marmara Ε., Karagounis P, Balanou P., Armenis E., Papadopoulou T..

27-30/3/2008 9th International Congress of Hellenic Association of Sports Medicine, Athens, Exercise-induced proteinuria in football, Theoharatos Α., Karagounis P., Andritsos G., Baltopoulos Ι., Tsironi Μ.

3-4/2/2008 The 24th International Jerusalem Symposium on Sports Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, Ultrasound examination of exercise induced arterial adaptations in athletes, Karagounis P., Papacharalampous X., Prionas G., Papadakou E. & Baltopoulos P.

3-4/2/2008 The 24th International Jerusalem Symposium on Sports Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, The effect of heat modalities in combination with different stretching protocols on the elongation of the muscles of the posterior side of the tibia, Prionas G., Papadakou E., Karagounis P. and Baltopoulos P.

27-28/10/2007 6th Hellenic-Cyprus Congress of Sports Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus, Tibiofemoral angle and ankle sprain occurence, Pefanis Ν., Karagounis P., Baltopoulos Ι. & Prionas G.

27-28/10/2007 6th Hellenic-Cyprus Congress of Sports Medicine, Nicosia, Cyprus, Exercise-induced arterial adaptations in Judo athletes, Karagounis P., Papadakou Ε., Alamanou Ι., Giannaka Α. & Livieratos L.

17-21/10/2007 10th Jubilee National Congress of the Bulgarian Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Association (BOTA), Borovets, Bulgaria, Changes in free radical generation, antioxidant capacity and erythrocyte G-6PD activity during ultramarathon foot race, Baltopoulos P., Tsintzos Ch. , Prionas G., Karagounis P., Nikolakakos G.

8-12/7/2007 27th International Epilepsy Congress, Singapore, Intravenous midazolam in the treatment of convulsive symptomatic and cryptogenic status epilepticus in children, Papavasiliou A., Kotsalis C., Paraskevoulakos E., Karagounis P., Rizou C., Bazigou H.

7-10/6/2007 2th World & 2th Hellenic Congress in Sport Management, Sparta, Decrease of red blood cell G6PD levels after the completion of ultramarathon race, Soulpi Κ., Papassotiriou Ι., Karagounis P., Skenderi Κ., Parthimos Ν., Tsironi Μ., Baltopoulos P.

7-10/6/2007 2th World & 2th Hellenic Congress in Sport Management, Sparta, Markers of endothelial stimulation and cardiac function in prolonged exercise, Tsironi Μ., Karagounis P., Skenderi Κ., Papassotiriou Ι., Kopitopoulou Α., Baltopoulos P.

11-14/4/2007 26th Congress of Orthopaedic and Trauma Association of Macedonia-Thrace, Thessaloniki, Variation of muscle and liver function during ultramarathon race, Karagounis P., Kopitopoulou Α., Pefanis Ν. & Baltopoulos P.

11-14/4/2007 26th Congress of Orthopaedic and Trauma Association of Macedonia-Thrace, Thessaloniki, Surgical management of patellas’ repeated luxation, Papadakou Ε., Baltopoulos Π., Tsintzos C., Karagounis P., Valianatos P.

14-16/6/2006 XXIX FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, Beijing China, Diagnosis and management of popliteal artery entrapment syndrome in young athletes, Tsintzos Ch., Karagounis P., Papadakou E., Prionas G. & Baltopoulos P.

14-16/6/2006 XXIX FIMS World Congress of Sports Medicine, Beijing China, Exercise induced hypertrophy of anterior scalenus muscle, Baltopoulos P., Tsintzos Ch., Papadakou E., Karagounis P., Papadopoulou Th.

12-14/5/2006 8th International Congress of Hellenic Association of Sports Medicine, Thessaloniki, Arterial adaptations in professional basketball players: a pilot study, Karagounis P., Tsintzos Ch., Balanou P., Berdoussis Κ., Livieratos L.

12-14/5/2006 8th International Congress of Hellenic Association of Sports Medicine, Thessaloniki, The study of blood glucose levels in amateur basketball players after CHO supplement intake, Karagounis P., Pefanis Ν., Karalexi Α., Baltopoulos Ι.

12-14/5/2006 8th International Congress of Hellenic Association of Sports Medicine, Thessaloniki, The impact of sex and the type of sport in the first appearance of ankle sprain, Prionas G., Karagounis P., Tsintzos C., Kostopoulos Ν. & Baltopoulos P.

13-15/10/2005 4th European Congress of Sports Medicine, Cyprus, The incidence and the causing factors of injuries of upper limbs in tennis, Tsintzos C., Baltopoulos P., Karagounis P., Douvis S.

13-15/10/2005 4th European Congress of Sports Medicine, Cyprus, Analysis of injuries in soccer 5×5, Baltopoulos P., Tsintzos C., Papadakou Ε., Karagounis P., Berdoussis Κ.

3-5/6/2005 1th World and 1th Hellenic Congress in Sport Management, Sparta, Official criteria used for the choise of the suitable place for the athletes’ residence, Karagounis P., Karalexi Α., Bogea Μ., Kostopoulos Ν., Margariti Α.

3-5/6/2005 1th World and 1th Hellenic Congress in Sport Management, Sparta, Evaluation of the operating cost of medical material and medical personnel in Judo games, Tsintzos C., Karagounis P., Giannikou Η., Marmara Ε., Baltopoulos P.

3-5/6/2005 1th World and 1th Hellenic Congress in Sport Management, Sparta, Exercise-induced asthma in basketball players, Karagounis P., Antonopoulos D., Kouvaris C., Balanou P.

3-5/6/2005 1th World and 1th Hellenic Congress in Sport Management, Sparta, The impact of aerobic exercise on arterial blood pressure, Prionas G., Berdoussis G., Karagounis P., Marmara E., Baltopoulos Ι.

TRANSLATIONS OF MEDICAL BOOKS

2007 Conn’s Current Therapeutics (Medical Publications P.Χ. Pashalidis)

2007 Current Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment, (Medical Publications P.Χ. Pashalidis)

POSTERS IN CONGRESSES

6/2015 2nd Pre Conference Workshop on Stem Cell Applications in Regenerative Medicine & Flow Cytometry, Athens (Greece), The importance of ultrasound guidance in PRP injections for the treatment of shoulder pathology, Karagounis P., Vissarakis G.

5/2014 19th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Marseille (France), The analgesic effect of mesotherapy on musculoskeletal pain: our 12 months clinical experience, Karagounis P., Sivetidou S., Kotroni A., Kaplas A., Xatziathanasiou X., Loizidis T., Bakas E.

5/2014 19th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Marseille (France), The diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in patients with persisting symptoms and a prior normal electrophysiological test, using the comparison of the median vs radial digit I (thumb) sensory latencies, Kotroni A., Kaplas A., Karagounis P., Zoniou K., Sivetidou S., Bakas E.

12/2013 13th Annual Hellenic Congress of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Athens (Greece), Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with antidromic recording of sensory nerve conduction velocity from the 4th finger, A. Kotroni, S. Sivetidou, A. Kaplas, P. Karagounis, K. Zoniou, S. Pagalis, E. Bakas.

12/2013 13th Annual Hellenic Congress of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Athens (Greece), One year of activity of the laboratory of acupuncture in KAT Hospital-Athens, M. Segredou, K. Zoniou, S. Sivetidou, A. Kotroni, P. Karagounis, A. Kaplas, C. Xatziathanasiou, E. Bakas.

12/2013 13th Annual Hellenic Congress of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Athens (Greece), Comparison of two mesotherapy protocols in hemiplegic shoulder pain, P. Karagounis, A. Kotroni, S. Sivetidou, A. Kaplas, K. Zoniou, C. Xatziathanasiou, E. Bakas.

5/2013 39th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens (Greece), The impact of mesotherapy treatment on hemiplegic painful shoulder, P. Karagounis, Sivetidou S., Kaplas A., Pagkalis S., Bakas E.

10/2012 6th Annual Hellenic Spinal Congress, Ioannina (Greece), Deterioration of clinical symptoms due to posttraumatic syringomyelia in patients with spinal cord injuries, Kaplas A., Sivetidou S., Kotroni A., Zoniou K., Karagounis P., Xatziathanasiou X., Bakas E.

10/2012 9th Mediterranean Congress of PMR-40o National Congress SIMFER, Sorrento (Italy), The effect of mesotherapy on musculoskeletal pain in patients with chronic neurological diseases, Karagounis P., Zoniou K., Saramantos I., Papadaki E., Segredou M., Sivetidou S., Bakas E.

10/2012 9th Mediterranean Congress of PMR-40o National Congress SIMFER, Sorrento (Italy), The impact of concomitant multiple sclerosis and cerebral stroke presence on rehabilitation program, Zoniou K., Mihut K., Karagounis P., Kaplas A., Pagkalis S., Kotroni A., Bakas E.

28/5-1/6/2012 18th European Congress of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Thessaloniki (Greece), Polyneuropathy after orthopedic surgery-case report, Armakola F., Kotroni A., Sivetidou S., Mihut K., Karagounis P., , Bakas E.

28/5-1/6/2012 18th European Congress of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Thessaloniki (Greece), The impact of rehabilitation on pain, depression, independence, and quality of life in patients with paraplegia due to metastatic spinal cord dysfunction, Papadaki E., Karagounis P., Sivetidou S., Papagianni I., Segredou M., Bakas E.

10/2011 12th Annual Hellenic Congress of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Patra (Greece), Use of internet and alcohol in patients with spinal cord injury: a comparative study, Armakola F., Karagounis P., Papagianni I., Kotroni A., Gekas I., Bakas E.

7/2011 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), Liverpool (England), The Impact of type of ground on post-exercise CPK levels and hematuria in athletes, Xirouxaki X., Karagounis P., Prionas G., Armenis E., Triantafillopoulos D., Priftis T., Doka V., Baltopoulos P, Tsironi M.

7/2011 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), Liverpool (England), Comparison of pre and post exercise anterior tibial compartment presures on natural grass and asphalt,, Perissiou M., Prionas G., Karagounis P., Armenis E., Karamanis E., Pefanis N., Flessas K., Baltopoulos P, Tsironi M.

5/2011 1st Scientific Congress ΄΄Research and applications in sport science΄΄ of the Department of Physical Education of Athens (Greece), The impact of aerobic running exercise on serum marker for progression of malignant melanoma (M.I.A). Xirouxaki X., Perissiou M., Karagounis P., Armenis E., Baltopoulos P.

11/2010 13th Annual Hellenic Congress of Physical Education, Athens (Greece), The impact of aerobic exercise on low back pain in pregnant women in the second trimester of pregnancy: evaluation with Roland-Morris questionnaire, Xirouxaki X., Perissiou M., Karagounis P., Prionas G., Triantafilopoulos D., Priftis T., Armenis E., Karamanis E., Baltopoulos P.

5/2010 36th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens (Greece), Baker cyst and intraarticular pathology in amateur athletes, G. Prionas, P. Karagounis, M. Tsironi, P. Baltopoulos

5/2010 36th Annual Hellenic Medical Congress, Athens (Grece), The impact of ultramarathon race (246 km) on plantar pressure patterns of the anterior foot, M. Tsironi, P. Karagounis, G. Prionas, P. Baltopoulos

5/2009 17th Internation Congress of Physical Education and Sport Science, Komotini (Greece), The impact of prolonged exercise (10.000 m) on blood biochemical parameters of athletes, Xirouhaki, Χ., Karagounis P., Prionas G., Armenis E., Tsironi Μ., Baltopoulos P.

4/2007 21th Annual Hellenic Congress of Neurology, Athens (Greece), Clinical characteristics of children with cerebral palsy after botulinum toxin injection, Karagounis P., Nikaina Ε., Papavassiliou Α.

LANGUAGES

Greek Native tongue

English First Certificate in English-Toefl

Italian Studies for the Bachelor’s Degree in Italian University- Proficiency

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • Member of Hellenic Federation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Member of Hellenic Federation of Sports Medicine
  • Member of Hellenic Society of Algology
  • Member of Athens Medical Association
  • Member of the medical team of the Hellenic Judo Federation
  • Member of the medical team of the Hellenic Taekwondo Federation

Δρ. Βαγενά ΕυθυμίαEfthymia Vagena has born in Nicosia, Cyprus at 1979. She had her bachelor degree in Exercise Science with specialization in Health and Diseases, in Athens University. In 2006 she completed her graduated studies in Boston (Northeastern University), USA on Clinical Exercise Physiology with Specialization in Rehabilitation.

Since 2006 she is working at Filoktitis Rehabilitation Hospital, in Athens, Greece as a Head of Aquatic Therapy Department. In 2011 she became Assistant Lecturer in International Aquatic Therapy Faculty in Water Specific therapy.

She is a Certified Pool Operator from NSPF (2010) and on 2015 became CPO Tutor with Swimming Teaching Association (UK).

In 2015 she was promoted as a Deputy Coordinator of Therapeutic Program at Filoktitis. She is now a PhD student in Athens Medical School in Aquatic Therapy.