Olomouc, Czech Republic

Adapted Physical Activity

when 15 July 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1200

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.


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.

Course leader

prof. Martin Kudláček, Ph.D.
Contact person: Jiří Mánek (jiri.manek@upol.cz)

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits

Fee info

EUR 1200: The price for the summer school includes:

• Payment gateway fee
• Administrative fee
• Academic programme
• Accommodation at our student dormitories: double room (or single room for an extra charge of €70
• Local accommodation fee
• Side events including a day-long trip, a Welcome Party, and more
• Transport to/from the destinations during our class trip
• Entrance tickets to sights in the itinerary
• Supplies for the lessons
• Welcome Pack
• Refreshments
• Welcome/Farewell Party


a partner discount of 10% available (€1080) – contact jiri.manek@upol.cz for a discount code