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MARTINA JEŽKOVÁ

Martina Ježková completed her Physiotherapy Master’s degree in 2001, at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Prague. 

She was a student of esteemed Professors Janda and Lewit, whom she later worked with at the Rehabilitation Clinic, University Hospital Motol, Prague. 



 
Clinical practice:
Martina specialises in the functional assessment and treatment of both adult and pediatric patients. In her 18 years of clinical rehabilitation practice, Martina has worked with a broad scope of patients, including: babies with cerebral palsy and children with central coordination disturbance, neurological disorder patients, gynaecology patients with functional sterility, unspecified infertility, Pelvic floor dysfunction and other pelvic health issues.   She also works with professional and amateur athletes and elderly patients, to develop movement optimisation strategies.  

Education and training:
Martina has completed numerous professional development and instructor level trainings, including: Development Kinesiology (DK) in Rehabilitation and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation principles (with Prof. Pavel Kolář), Manipulative Therapy in rehabilitation and Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR), Soft tissue manipulation and manipulation of spine and extremity (with Prof. Lewit), Functional Sterility assessment and treatment according to Mojžíšová (manual therapy and exercise approach), Vojta Reflex Locomotion (treatment approach for adult, children, and newborn patients). Martina was certified as a Vojta therapist in 2004 and attends regular refresher courses. She has also completed short courses in Brügger therapy, Klapp Crawling (based on DK), Kinesiotaping, Fascial manipulation techniques, Fascial Yoga and Yoga and MS. Since 2014 Martina has studied and incorporated Yoga and Pilates as part of her approach to movement rehabilitation. In 2018 became a certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor.

Teaching appointments:
Martina is renowned internationally for her teaching skills in Movement Rehabilitation approaches. In 2002, she became an instructor in Rehabilitation at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, teaching both Physiotherapy and Medical students. Since 2004, Martina has served as a certified instructor in Musculoskeletal Techniques according to Lewit and since 2005, as an international certified instructor in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, according to Kolář.

Specialised DNS courses:
Martina's continuing study and practice of Yoga and Pilates has culminated in the design of specialised DNS courses in the application of DNS principles to Yoga in Rehabilitation and to the Pilates Method. Drawing from her clinical practice, Martina has also developed specialised DNS courses in Women’s Health (including DNS exercise and treatment approaches for Pre/Post natal patients and gynecological disorders). 

Publications:
1. Rintala Michael; Ulm Richard; Jezkova Martina;Kobesova Alena. 'Czech Get Up', NSCA Coach 3,2, 30-38
2. Martina Jezkova and Pavel Kolar. (2013).'Treatment Rehabilitation in Gynecology and Obstetrics'. In: Kolar et al. Clinical Rehabilitation. Prague:Kobesova 2013; 673-687