Having completed her Physiotherapy Bachelor’s degree at the Third Medical Faculty of Charles University, Prague, in 2002.
Lenka Oplatková began working as a physiotherapist at the Rehabilitation Clinic of the University Hospital Motol in Prague with a focus on post spinal cord operational treatment.
In 2005 she acquired her Master’s degree at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport of Charles University. She became a staff member of the Rehabilitation Clinic of the University Hospital Motol headed by Professor Pavel Kolar where she spent a number of years working at the Spinal Cord Unit, including as head of the unit, thus obtaining a wide range of experience with neurologic patients. Since her return after her maternity leave, she works within the Outpatient Department of the Rehabilitation Clinic where a large number of the clients are neurologic and orthopedic patients and also athletes.
When treating athletes Lenka specializes mostly in runners and tennis players.
Lenka has completed numerous professional courses such as courses of the Prague School of Manual Medicine & Rehabilitation, Reflex Locomotion according to Vojta and many others incl. Fascia mobilization by Stecco, Mojžíšová, McKenzie, sports training and medical taping. She received a certificate of the successful completion of a training course with the Lokomat.
She serves as a certified instructor for “Kolar´s Approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: A Developmental Kinesiology Model” She taught numerous courses both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as in other European countries, North America, Israel, South Corea, Taiwan, Thailand, China, and the Philippines. She contributes to the success of this highly prized concept with a unique blend of a rich knowledge background, pedagogical skills and an open thoughtful approach towards her patients, students, and colleagues.
Apart from the DNS, she serves also as an instructor in rehabilitation to both medical and physiotherapy students at Prague’s Charles University.
Course attendees will have a clear understanding of:
• Developmental kinesiology basic principles; ontogenesis during the first year of life, relationship between early ontogenesis and pathology of the movement system in adulthood (Course “A” review)
• Primitive reflexes, postural activity, postural reactions: its importance in assessment, early identification of abnormal development
• Assessment of newborn and babies during the first year of life, developmental age determination, practical & video demonstration
• Assessment of spinal, chest and pelvic stabilization, assessment of breathing stereotype using the DNS tests. Advanced modification of the DNS tests, practical details in clinical evaluation. Practical demonstration of adult patients.
• Basic principles of reflex locomotion and its application within the DNS: RT1, RT2, RC and 1st position
• DNS therapeutic approaches training optimal sagittal core stabilization. DNS active exercise based on reflex locomotion principles and developmental positions. Review of the basic treatment positions demonstrated in course “A”, demonstration and practical workshop of advanced positions & modifications.
• How to integrate the DNS with other rehabilitation approaches: myoskeletal mobilization and relaxation techniques
• Cortical function & dyspraxia: assessment of body scheme; how to integrate cortical control within the DNS training.
• Patient’s education and DNS self-treatment.
• Parent’s education in proper baby handling
• Getting ready for the DNS course "C"
Course attendees will possess:
• Skills to utilize basic and advanced tests to evaluate the stabilizing system of the spine and breathing stereotype
• Skills to integrate basic principles of reflex locomotion within the DNS techniques
• Skills to utilize advanced developmental positions in active treatment of the stabilizing system of the spine and in patient’s education
• Skills to determine developmental age and recognize signs of abnormal early development
• Skills to assess quality of cortical function
•Skills to integrate developmental principles within other rehabilitation approaches.
With the above knowledge and skills, the attendee should be able to clinically apply these principles for:
• Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system including vertebrogenic and radicular pain & painful syndromes resulting from chronic overload
• Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system resulting from poor early development.
• Proper handling of babies