Jakub Novák interned at Do Dragao, a sports clinic in Portugal for one month before starting his physiotherapy career in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic, University Hospital Motol in Prague in 2016. He completed his Master’s degree in physiotherapy at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in 2018. He then started teaching physiotherapy and medical students at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in 2018. During that same year, Jakub joined the rehabilitation team at Professor Pavel Kolar’s private Centre of Movement Medicine in Prague (http://www.cpmpk.cz).
Jakub specializes in the functional assessment and treatment of older children, recreational and professional athletes. He currently serves as the team physiotherapist for the Czech National Javelin team, Czech National Hockey team and Czech National orienteering team. He evaluates and treats elite athletes on daily basis as well as travel with the various teams for international competitions. His treatment approach with professional athletes focuses on optimizing the locomotor system for enhanced sports performance.
Jakub is a certified instructor for “Kolar´s Approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: A Developmental Kinesiology Model.” He has taught numerous courses both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as in other countries.
Jakub completed his PhD from Charles University, Second Faculty of Medicine in 2022. His research focused on the objective evaluation of the postural function of abdominal muscles and intra-abdominal pressure. He has published several original professional papers on this topic in and most recently, in the internationally peer reviewed rehabilitation journal, i.e. Clinical Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Science and Practice,
Being a former top floorball player, Jakub keep himself active, and enjoys spending his free time cycling, cross country skiing, alps skiing or hiking with his wife and daughter.