I met Jana at a time when I was having real difficulties sitting in the office for 8 hours a day due to back pain. I had known for years that my back muscles were almost non-existent but I am a proud intellectual avoiding all sports. In addition, I play the church organ, which doesn’t help as it puts further strain on your back. Painkillers were never the choice for me so I had suffered in (sometimes loud) silence.
Jana not only convinced me that I can do it; she actually managed to motivate me to do the exercises daily. It took me some time to learn the routine and to see the results as I am quite useless about any physical activity. But her approach was genuinely positive and that made the difference.
She is very skilled and she gives you the personal touch you need. She adapts the exercise to your condition and she builds your own exercise catalogue. The most important thing is that she truly believes in what she is doing and makes it come true. Plus she is a lovely person, never far from a laugh.
If you are hopeless (as I am) in relation to sports and you suffer from back pain, Jana is your choice.
These days, I am pain-free and I can play the organ as much as I want and I manage my office job easily as well. It takes me 15-20 minutes a day – much less than any of us wastes by meaningless activities.
I am 50 and have had back pain for about 3 years. In that time, I was diagnosed with spondyloarthropathy, an immune mediated arthritis, had a large herniated disc in my lumber spine, and had lumbar disc surgery to remove it. Surgery eradicated the terrible sciatica in my leg but left me with chronic back pain. I have been to many doctors and took high doses of Motrin for the constant pain until I had to stop because my kidneys were affected.
I’ve tried back exercises (I am a physical therapist), pain meds, walking, swimming, Pilates, bought a new mattress, nothing helped. I had pain rolling in bed, getting out of bed, standing from sitting, carrying more than 10 pounds, sneezing/coughing, bending to do wash or dishes, and lost my ability to exercise. My sleep was interrupted as well.
I stumbled upon Spiral Stabilization on Instagram and started watching videos. I started to research the technique and it all made sense. I decided to try it with low hopes as I’ve tried so many things.
Within 10 days, I kid you not, my back pain is about 70% reduced! I am blown away. I am standing taller and functioning so much better.
As a physical therapist, I recognize Jana’s deep understanding of anatomy and movement dysfunction. She has been wonderful to work with. She fine tunes every little movement I make which is amazing because we are doing this all through Zoom as I am in the US. I am finally getting in touch with my body and getting relief from the hole of chronic pain. It is a beautiful thing to not have pain at every turn and I am thankful that I have someone to trust that will help me get my life back. Finally!!
I was very pleased with this course, we learned an enormous amount and I’m convinced that Spiral Stabilisation is something everyone needs to learn and practice. The combination of movement, massage and manual techniques is very effective for rehabilitation and cures many ailments that plague us today, all backed up with scientific evidence which is amazing when you look at how effective their results are. I’m signing up for all and every course 🙂 the doctor’s knowledge is inspiring, he presents well and is very helpful along with his assistant Jana. They did their utmost to transfer what they know to us, I highly recommend doing a course with them.
I first heard of Spiral Stabilisation last year from a colleague of mine who did an assessment on my spine as I was getting regular lower back pain on one side and discovered that I have scoliosis. I started using the method to help with my own imbalances. I was so amazed that ever since I started using the ropes I never have suffered from back pain. My understanding of my own body, spine alignment and muscle weakness have opened up such amazing opportunities to help myself and my clients. When I heard that there will be UK courses and I can learn from Dr Smisek who developed this method, I signed up to all courses so far. I have done 3 courses and looking forward to the next one. After the 1st course I realised that this method can safe peoples’ lives literally. I am a yoga instructor and a personal trainer and always looking to learn and grow and offer the best to my clients. After introducing the Spiral Stabilisation to a few of my clients, the results are absolutely astonishing. They have no pain and also they feel stronger and more aware of their posture. The system is easy to follow at home and I encourage my clients to do the exercise every day even for as little as 10 min it can have a massive effect. Everything that I have learned from this method and Dr Smisek has empowered me to be very mindful of my spine and body as a whole and how I approach each session with my clients. In yoga we say that we are as young as our spine, so I am strong advocate of the Spiral Stabilisation method and will do everything in my power to introduce more people to it. This method is for everyone not just for those who know that they have a spinal disorder or imbalance. If we are all taught how to lengthen the spine and release tension in the body, we are all going to live longer pain free. I feel blessed to have been introduced to this method. Thank you Jana and Dr Smisek
I have attended 3 Spiral Stabilization courses so far and I am planning to attend all other ones that are on schedule. I don’t want to miss any. I loved the fact that after practising and using Spiral Stabilization method thinking that I already know this method inside out, I still learn every time plenty of new useful skills. This method has not only helped me with my imbalances due to scoliosis and getting rid of migraines, but it has helped me to become the trainer I am. My knowledge has been broadening up so much that I tent to not only train my clients as a personal trainer but I treat their pains, injuries and rehabilitate them. Because of this method I found an amazing way to train and treat my clients so well that we prevent injuries and pains. I have definitely gained more trust from my clients. It has boosted my self-esteem and I can now offer lot more to everyone that wants to feel amazing in their own skin.
I would recommend this course to everyone actually. Everyone should know how to take care of their back and this method is an amazing way to learn. And if you don’t want to be just a “typical personal trainer” and you want to be able to offer lot more to your clients and build stronger and bigger clients’ database, this is definitely the answer.
Courses are very well organized and I can’t wait to attend the next!!!
Great course with a very enthusiastic tutor. I would personally recommend to anyone wanting to learn about Spiral Stabilization exercise method for the treatment and prevention. One of the best and the most interesting courses I have ever attended. The theory and practical parts were very clear and easy to understand. Dr Smisek’s passion has inspired me to apply this amazing Spiral Stabilization Method and very effective movement programme for my patients with scoliosis, spinal related conditions mainly in the lower back and neck with great result. Thank you again, can’t wait for the next one.
I have been having terrible pain in my lumbar area to be most exact in the L5/S1 of my back for almost a year now. I came across this technique called Spiral Stabilization. I started last Saturday not even a week ago and the pain is almost gone. I couldn’t sit for half an hour but with the help of Jana I managed to achieve so much in a short period of time. I have been to physiotherapy and nothing changed at all but with the help of Jana, I am able to avoid having surgery. Jana thank you so much.
I found Spiral Stabilization while searching for non-surgical methods to help my disc herniation. Since I am in the United States I have my sessions via Skype. I have been practicing the exercise methods for one year. I have seen a huge improvement in my mobility and a reduction in pain associated with my disc herniation. It is a great program for people of all different physical levels.
I have a personal experience with Spiral Stabilization as a doctor, as well as a patient. I already knew this method and its excellent outcomes, mainly from the patients with lower back injury back in the Czech Republic. Now I have a personal experience too. I had a huge disc prolapse in L4/L5 level with neurological symptoms (absence of ankle reflexes, numbness, and of course huge back pain) in March 2016. It stopped me running and my days were horrendous. I don’t usually use painkillers. I contacted Jana immediately after my diagnosis (MRI scan) and then I booked sessions with her. After a couple of weeks my symptoms completely disappeared. She knows what she is doing, she is very professional with many years of experience.
I used to be a professional athlete and now I am a long-distance runner (my hobby). I ran half marathon in my PB in October 2016, just 6 months after my diagnosis. I am now back to my running training for marathon and ultra. I have been still doing the exercises.
It is absolutely an excellent method and I would like to say many thanks to Jana.
I would highly recommend Jana as an all-round personal trainer, specialising in the area of Spiral Stabilization of scoliosis (curvature of the spine). She has helped me immensely with her knowledge and expertise. Her results are outstanding and have taught me how to manage it with just 10 to 15 minutes of daily exercises with the special elastic cord that is so light and small that one can travel all over the world with it. Jana came from heaven with regard to my acute scoliosis and she makes life fun too!