About us

monika-zidkovaI graduated from Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at the Charles University in 1991 with a degree in physiotherapy.

I was very lucky to meet a lot of great people during my studies. Some of them were in my year – people like Mirek Dobeš, Pavel Švejcar, Václav Krucký, Svatava Výletová-Neuwirthová, or Pavel Kolář (in the class of 84′) who later taught us as well.

I am really happy I was taught by Ludmila Mojžíšová and that I got a chance to see her working with patients. Professor Holubářová taught me Kabat’s method on my husband. Professor Janda drilled us muscle function testing and we listened piously to professor Lewit’s seminars. Associate professor Velé was the examiner of my master’s thesis, which I did at his lab on the first posturography machine in Czechoslovakia.

I worked in an eye hospital, at a rheumatology department, at clinics in Prague and Ostrava as well as at a refugee camp in Kurdistan in Iraq where I mainly worked with Yazidi children with cerebral palsy. I collaborate with a non-profit Náš Svět in Pržno where I work with people with mental and combined disability. Wherever I worked, I have met wonderful colleagues which I am really grateful for. I have a physiotherapy certificate and I am a registered physiotherapist.

Courses taken:

  • the Mojzis method
  • dynamic neuromuscular stabilisation A, B, C, D
  • the 2nd generation Vojta’s method
  • neurodevelopment therapy
  • trigger points
  • vertebrovisceral relations
  • Spiraldynamik basic
  • pelvic floor dysfunction therapy
  • diagnosis and kinesiotherapy of idiopathic scoliosis in children and adults
  • soft mobilisation techniques
  • post-isometric relaxation
  • medical taping concept
  • certified Emergency Medical Technician (Czech equivalent)
  • SM system 1A, B, C, D, 5B, 6C
  • the Feldenkrais method workshops
  • applied kinesiological exercises on swiss balls and unstable surfaces

I have experience working with handicapped children (mental disability, visual impairment, cerebral palsy). I collaborate with the Willík and Step-in charities. I worked in a refugee camp in Iraq.

I am a mom of five children. I spent three years abroad with my family (in Ireland, England, Finland and Kurdistan).

Mgr. Radmila Čaplyginová

radmila-caplyginovaI received my bachelor’s degree from the Third Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Healthcare and Physiotherapy in 2003. I then continued with a master’s degree in Healthcare, Medical Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno which I graduated from in 2005.

I expanded my experience and education in the United Kingdom, where I worked for 6 years. During that time I had the opportunity to work in a clinical setting, in in medical and social facilities and especially in care homes. I worked with district nurses, doctors, occupational therapists and other specialists as part of the NHS Citycare Partneship in Nottingham.

I worked with adult clients with a mental health disorder for two years. I completed many courses and training as part of this work, such as:

  • Moving and handling foundation course
  • Dementia Level 1, Level 2
  • NVQ Health and Social Care Level 2
  • An introduction to Mental Health
  • Depression, Dementia
  • Behaviours that Challenge and Positive Communication
  • Skills Assisting People to Move
  • Continence training
  • Baseline observations
  • Assessment, conditions, gait & posture
  • Stroke, Heart Failure, etc.

In Czechia, I completed the Neuro-developmental stimulation course by Marja Volemanová. I am currently doing the course on Diagnosis and therapy of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system by professor Karl Lewit.

For the last year, I have been working with clients with mental and combined disorders in the Náš Svět care home in Pržno. I work with Beskyd FM, a care home where I work with clients with chronic mental disorders. I visit immobile clients at their homes. I work with adults as well as children.