Dr. Nikolaos Strimpakos

Technological Educational Institute of Sterea Ellada, Greece

Associate Professor



2004 Ph.D., University of Manchester, Rehabilitation Science

2001 M.Sc., University of Manchester, Physiotherapy

1999 B.Sc., TEI of Thessaloniki, Physiotherapy

1993 B.Sc., University of Athens, Physical Education and Sports Science

Publications (selected)

  1. Dimitriadis Z, Strimpakos N, Kapreli E, Oldham J (2014) Validity of visual analogue scales for assessing psychological states in patients with chronic neck pain. Journal Of Musculoskeletal Pain (accepted).
  2. Dimitriadis Z, Kapreli E, Strimpakos N, Oldham J (2013) Restrictive spirometry pattern in patients with chronic neck pain. Respiratory Care (Epub ahead of print).
  3. Dimitriadis Z, Kapreli E, Strimpakos N, Oldham J (2013) Hypocapnia in patients with chronic neck pain: association with pain, muscle function, and psychologic states. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sep; 92(9): 746-54.
  4. Dimitriadis Z, Kapreli E, Strimpakos N, Oldham J (2013) Respiratory weakness in patients with chronic neck pain. Manual Therapy Jun; 18(3): 248-53.
  5. Billis E, Strimpakos N, Kapreli E, Sakellari V, Skelton DA, Dontas I, Ioannou F, Filon G, Gioftsos G. (2011) “Cross-cultural validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale International (FES-I) in Greek community-dwelling older adults.” Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(19-20): 1776-84
  6. Strimpakos N. (2011) “The assessment of the cervical spine. Part 2: Strength and Endurance/fatigue”, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 15(4): 417-30.
  7. Dimitriadis Z., Kapreli E., Konstantinidou I., Oldham J., Strimpakos N. (2011) “Test retest reliability of Maximal Mouth Pressures using a portable device in healthy volunteers” Respiratory Care, 56(6): 776-82.
  8. Strimpakos N. (2011) “The assessment of the cervical spine. Part 1: Range of motion and proprioception”, Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies; 15(1): 114-24.
  9. Kapreli E., Paneli F., Strimpakos N., Billis E., Zacharopoulos A., Athanasopoulos S. (2011) “Cross-cultural adaptation of the Greek version of the Knee Outcome Survey- Activities of Daily Living Scale (KOS-ADLS)” The Knee, 18(6): 424-7.
  10. Kapreli E., Athanasopoulos S., Gliatis I., Papathanasiou E., Peeters R., Strimpakos N., Van Hecke P., Gouliamos A., Sunaert S. (2009) “Anterior cruciate ligament deficiency causes brain plasticity: an fMRI study” Am. J. Sports Med., 37(12): 2419-26.
  11. Chorti A.G, Chortis A.G, Strimpakos N, McCarthy CJ, Lamb S.E., (2009) The prognostic value of symptom response assessment in the conservative management of spinal pain: a systematic review. Spine (PhilaPa 1976), 34(24): 2686-99.
  12. Kapreli E, Vourazanis E, Billis E. Oldham J.Strimpakos N., (2009) Respiratory dysfunction in chronic neck pain patients. A pilot study., Cephalalgia, 27(9): 701-10.
  13. Kapreli E, Vourazanis E, Strimpakos N., (2008) Neck pain causes respiratory dysfunction, Medical Hypothesis, 70(5): 1009-13.
  14. Athanasopoulos S, Mandalidis D, Tsakoniti A, Athanasopoulos I, Strimpakos N. Papadopoulos E, Pyrros DG, Parisis C, Kapreli E, (2008) The 2004 Paralympic Games: Physiotherapy Services in the Paralympic Village Polyclinic, The Open Sports Medicine Journal, 2, 85-92.
  15. McCarthy C, Keating JL, Kent PM, Lall R, Lamb SE, Strimpakos N, (2008) Targeted manual therapy for non-specific low-back pain. (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2. (withdrawn 2010).
  16. MoutzouriΜ, BillisΕ, Strimpakos N,Kottika P and Oldham J (2008) The effects of the Mulligan mobilisation "SNAG" in the lumbar flexion range of asymptomatic subjects as measured by the Zebris CMS20 3-D motion analysis system, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Oct 1; 9: 131.
  17. Athanasopoulos S, Kapreli E, Tsakoniti A, Karatsolis K, Diamantopoulos K, Kalampakas K, Pyrros DG, Parisis C, Strimpakos N. (2007) The 2004 Olympic Games: Physiotherapy services in Olympic Village Polyclinic. Br J Sports Med. May 41(9): 603-609.
  18. Puglisi, F., Strimpakos, N., Papathanasiou, M., Kapreli, E., Bonelli, A., Sgambetterra, S. & Ferrari, R. (2007) “Cervical spine segmental vertebral motion in healthy volunteers feigning restriction of neck flexion and extension” International Journal of Legal Medicine, 121(5): 337-340.
  19. Kapreli E., Athanasopoulos S., Papathanasiou M., Van Hecke P., Kelekis D., Peeters R., Strimpakos N., Sunaert S. (2007) “Lower limb sensorimotor network: Issues of somatotopy and overlap”. Cortex, 43: 219-232.
  20. Kalapotharakos, V. I., Strimpakos, N., Vithoulka, I., Karvounidis, C., Diamantopoulos, K., Kapreli, E. (2006) “Physiological characteristics of elite professional soccer teams of different ranking” Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 46(4): 515-9.
  21. Kalapotharakos, V.I., Michalopoulou, M., Strimpakos, N., Diamantopoulos K., Tokmakidis, S. (2006) “Functional and neuromotor performance in older adults. Effect of 12 wks of aerobic exercise.” American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85(1): 61-7.
  22. Kapreli E., Athanasopoulos S., Papathanasiou M., Van Hecke P., Strimpakos N., Gouliamos, A., Peeters R., Sunaert S. (2006) “Lateralization of brain activity during lower limb joints movement. An fMRI study”. Neuroimage, 32(4): 1709-1721.
  23. Strimpakos N, Sakellari V, Gioftsos G, Kapreli E, Oldham J. (2006) “Cervical joint position sense: an intra- and inter-examiner reliability study”. Gait and Posture, 23(1), 22-31.
  24. Strimpakos N, Sakellari V, Gioftsos G, Papathanasiou M, Brountios E, Kelekis D, Kapreli E, Oldham J. (2005) “Cervical spine ROM measurements: Optimizing the testing protocol by using a 3D ultrasound-based motion analysis system”, Cephalalgia, 25(12), 1133-1145.

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