Professor Alena Kobesova, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Kobesova is a neurologist and physiatrist at the Rehabilitation Department, University Hospital Motol, School of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
Dr. Kobesova is a certified instructor in Manual Medicine in the Czech Republic. She has studied extensively with Professor Karel Lewit, an international authority in manual medicine for more than 5 decades and the founder of the internationally renowned “Prague School of Manual Medicine & Rehabilitation”. In conjunction with Professor Lewit, she has produced a seven-volume instruction video demonstrating “Prague School” therapeutic soft tissue mobilization and relaxation techniques.
Dr. Kobesova is the Assistant Academic Director of the Rehabilitation Clinic, 2nd School of Medicine, Charles University, Prague. She currently acts as a Vice-Dean for physiotherapy study program and doctoral study programs at the 2nd Medical School. Since 2014 she has been a member of Research Council at the 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, and since 2017 a member of Research Council at Medical Faculty, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. Dr. Kobesova is an instructor of neurology and also of physical/manual medicine and rehabilitation. She is a chairman of doctoral study program Kinesiology and Rehabilitation at 2nd Medical faculty, Charles University. She also organizes and teaches courses for international groups of clinicians who travel to the Czech Republic to study Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and “Prague School” methods. She is the main coordinator of all DNS courses worldwide and website administrator for www.rehabps.com
Specializing in the treatment of patients suffering from various neurological disorders, Dr. Kobesova is a member of interdisciplinary team, which cares for patients suffering from hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (HMSN - Charcot Marie Tooth). She has published numerous clinical articles in the Czech and international journals regarding HMSN, in addition to papers on other topics related to DNS and rehabilitation.
Dr. Kobesova successfully completed the Czech Reflex Locomotion Training Course, which covers the theoretical and practical methods of the founder of Reflex Locomotion, Professor Vaclav Vojta. Dr. Kobesova has instructed numerous physical/manual medicine and rehabilitation courses on four continents, mainly on DNS according to Kolar. She has been a key-note speaker on more than 40 international and 50 Czech scientific conferences. She served as the main organizer and/or president on four international conferences in DNS.
Dr. Kobesova is a member of editorial board of Czech Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and international journals Physical Activity Review, and Physiotherapy Quarterly. She has published and co-authored 16 book chapters, over 60 scientific papers, 5 educational posters, numerous educational videos and booklets. In 2009-2012 Dr. Kobesova accepted an appointment as Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Murdoch University, Australia. Since 2018 Dr. Kobesova has a visiting professor appointment with Alma Mater University, Maribor, Slovenia.
In 2009 Alena Kobesova successfully completed her Ph.D. Her thesis was: "Stability disturbances in patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy" and in 2014 appointed a title of Associate Professor in Kinanthropology. July 17, 2022 Alena Kobesova was presented a professorship by the President of the Czech Republic in the field of Rehabilitaton and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Kobesova resides in Prague, Czech Republic.
Introduction of DNS concept to 800 participants at a conference in Buenos Aires and to 600 participants and 2000 online visitors in Nanjing, China