Katerina Holeckova has joined Physio Matters as a Neurological Rehabilitation Assistant, working alongside our Clinical Team of Neurological Physiotherapists and supporting our Neuro Rehab Coach.
Katerina, known as Kat, joins the PM team as a full-time Neuro Rehab Assistant and will further develop our rehabilitation service to clients. This will ensure a consistent approach to clients’ rehab journey and give them the benefit of working closely with a team of experienced rehab professionals.
She said: “I am very pleased to join Physio Matters. I really like their core values, and was impressed by their individual approach to clients. I’m looking forward to working with the neuro physiotherapists and using some of my core sports skills, including skiing, in my rehab work with clients.”
Sports therapy background
Kat is originally from Prague but now lives in Leeds. She has a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy from the University of Worcester and a MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine from Leeds Beckett University. During her studies, she went on numerous placements including at Klinika Sportovní Medicíny in Ostrava and Rugby Club Tatra Smíchov in Prague, which included sports injury assessment and rehab. In the UK, her placements included Luctonians Rugby Club in Herefordshire and the University of Worcester Women’s 1st Basketball Team.
During her studies, Kat worked as a Care and Support Worker at several care homes in Worcester, supporting older clients and those with physical and mental disabilities. On graduating, her roles include working as a Sports Therapist Assistant at Harrogate Rugby Union FC, involving player injury assessment, rehabilitation, sports massage and pitchside assistance.
When Kat isn’t working, she enjoys sports. She has been skiing since she was a child and also enjoys playing handball. She attended county and international events, as well as handball camps with the Czech National Handball Team, and was a Handball Coach in Prague for girls aged 5-13 years. Kat also enjoys yoga and aims to pursue a yoga qualification.
Kat’s CV is available on request.