Martina Kaucka, MSc (Hons)
Chartered and State registered Physiotherapist, MCSP Specialist neurophysiotherapist, HCPC reristered
Alexander Technique Teacher, MSTAT
I qualified with a BSc in physiotherapy and MSc (Hons) in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy from Palacky University, Czech Republic in 1999.
My NHS experience includes working in Southampton General Hospital on Acute stroke unit and Neurological in/out patients. I also worked in the NHS trusts in Devon on mental health/neurological wards. I set up a regular physiotherapy service on Huntington chorea unit in Plymouth. I worked as a Senior I in a Community Hospital in Totnes covering wide range of neurological conditions, rapid response service and setting up a falls prevention group.
I qualified as an Alexander technique teacher in 2006 and set up my own teaching practice in Southampton in 2007.
My experience in research is having been involved in 3 major research trials at the University of Southampton (promoting independent transfers in Parkinson’s disease, Neurostep device testing in stroke patients and the ATEAM trial Alexander technique lessons for people with Low Back Pain).
I have been in private practice since 2012, working as a neurophysiotherapist, providing highly specialised service to clients with long term neurological conditions on dry land and but also in a hydrotherapy pool.
In February 2016, together with my colleague Jane Olive, we set up a Physiotherapy-to-your-home, offering our skills to 60+ population in and around Ringwood area.
Jane has passed away on 14th February 2018 after a brave and inspiring battle with cancer. She will always be remembered by those who new her and her legacy will live on……..
Jane Olive BSc (hons), BA (hons) Communications and Media
Chartered and State registered Physiotherapist
Jane qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2012 from the University of Southampton having had two previous careers. She spent 6 years as a professional sailor, campaigning for selection in the Yngling Class for the 2004 Olympic Games, finishing runner up in the GBR trials in 2003. Before and after the sailing she built a very successful career in corporate communications and live event production, working at Director level in a creative agency and running my own company.
Her NHS experience was with Solent NHS Trust, in a variety of specialism’s including Intensive Care, the High Dependency unit, Acute Respiratory, Acute Care of the Older Person, Stroke and Neurological rehabilitation, Elderly rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Outpatients and Orthopedics and with Dorset NHS Foundation Trust for the Community Team treating people, in their homes.
She started working in the private sector since 2015, specialising in providing musculoskeletal treatment to private clients. Her area of special interest was in the rehabilitation of the older person and in February 2016, we launched Physiotherapy-to- your-home.
Jane, you are missed so much!
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