Ass. Prof. Olga Švestková, MD, PhD (CZ)

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Head of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The First Medical Faculty, Charles University and General Teaching Hospital in Prague

Research Topics:
Rehabilitation of patients after brain damage (stroke, TBI), rehabilitation of elderly, neurorehabilitation
Technology, robotics in rehabilitation, cooperation with Faculty of
Biomedicalengi­neering
Application of International Classification of functioning, disability and Health WHO

Olga Svestkova has European Certificate for Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Certificate of the European Board of International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) by Equivalence.

She has been working as adviser at the Department for Care of People with Disabilities of the Ministry of Health of Czech Republic, participation in a development of a new legislative system in medical, vocational, educational and social rehabilitation for people with disabilities and proposal of Rehabilitation law in Czech Republic. She is working as physician for elderly in Prague, work for medical and social department

She established the Daily Rehabilitation Centrum for patients after brain damage, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Charles University in Prague.

She is the head of working group for ICF WHO (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) on the Ministry of Health Czech Republic.

Now she is preparing firs department of neurorehabilitation in Czech Republic.

She has published many scientific papers, mostly in rehabilitation journals, in Europe and the USA, as well as many articles in scientific journals in the Czech Republic, texts book for students, chapters in scientific books, and magazines. She delivers lectures at international congresses all over the word.