Adapted Physical Activity

Summer School

15–26 July 2024

Registration is open until 30 April 2024 or until full capacity is reached 

ECTS credits: 3

Price: €1200 (a partner discount of 10% available – contact jiri.manek@upol.cz for a discount code)

The price for the summer school includes: 

  • Payment gateway fee 
  • Administrative fee
  • Academic programme
  • Accommodation at our Neředín IV Dormitory - double rooms (or a single room for an extra charge of €70) 
  • Local accommodation fee
  • Side events including two day-long trips, Welcome/Farewell Party, and more  
  • Transport to/from Prague and Vienna during our class trips
  • Entrance tickets to sights in the itinerary
  • Supplies for the lessons
  • Welcome Pack
  • Small refreshments during breaks

Max number of participants: 20

Contact person: prof. Martin Kudláček, Ph.D.; martin.kudlacek@upol.cz

Adapted Physical Activity: holistic perspective on health, physical activity, motivation, special needs, disability, yoga therapy, breathing techniques and SM system psychomotor intervention for activating posture.

Content:

  • Adapted physical activity - introduction (theory), Wheelchair mobility, Wheelchair sports, Adapted equipment, Adaptation strategies, Inclusive Education, Psychomotor activities
  • Yoga therapy - introduction (theory), yoga practice 1 hr day, yoga asanas (positions), pranayama (breathing techniques), relaxation techniques
  • SM system (psychomotor intervention for activating posture). SM introduction: The spiral stabilization technique focuses on activating the deep muscles of the spine. Controlled rotational movements that engage the deep spinal muscles aiming to restore proper spinal alignment, increase core strength, and enhance overall body stability. The benefits of spiral stabilization include improved posture, reduced back pain, increased flexibility, and enhanced athletic performance. 

Theory – anatomical structures and muscle chains in basic locomotor and movement patterns. Examination of posture, body alignment, weakened and overloaded muscle structures.

Practical exercises – based on theoretical foundations, exercises according to the concept of Dr. Richard Smíšek and his exercises on spiral stabilization of the spine.

Healthy walking with activation of correct dynamic stereotypes using theoretical knowledge of muscle chains.

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