Ingrid Janíková, MD

Ingrid Janíková, MD


My approach to the patient is holistic.

I perceive the disease as a deviation from balance at all levels: physical, emotional and mental.

I was lucky enough to work daily for 3 years watching the hands of the “guru” of manual medicine – Professor Karl Lewit, who taught me to emphasize the body as a whole system with its functions, perceive slight variations in tissue tension and use subtle myoskeletal techniques to optimize them. He taught me to follow his wisdom: “He who treats only where it hurts is lost.” That’s why I examine the patient’s feet and gait when he suffers from migraines, I’m interested in patient’s digestion when he is diagnosed disc herniation, I mobilize blockages of the thoracic spine when he/she suffers from arrhythmias.

I use acupuncture to treat pain and optimize energies on the meridians.

During five years of practice at the Rehabilitation Clinic at the Motol Teaching Hospital, I became acquainted with the concept of dynamic neuromuscular stabilization developed by Professor Kolář and I am further studying this concept. I specialize in the issue of the pelvic floor, which is related to pregnancy, postpartum and menopause. I find a connection between the patient’s mental state and functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system, so I attend psychosomatic courses and conferences. Often a well-chosen conversation or encouragement will help more than an injection.

Rehabilitation medicine and physiotherapy is a field that is developing very quickly. It’s for the curious, it’s incredibly creative and I enjoy it.

Based on my knowledge of internal medicine and rehabilitation specialization, my aim is to teach the patient how to perceive their body, handle their breath, actively recognize and “correct” a functional disorder before it turns into a mechanical, structural disorder. I try to guide the patient on the path to healing.

As part of a holistic approach to the patient, based on the knowledge of internal and rehabilitation specialization, I perform clinical examination, diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Comprehensive analysis of the neuro-musculoskeletal system, differential diagnosis and physiotherapy strategy;
  • Treatment of painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system, especially functional disorders (manual myoskeletal techniques – chiropractic, reflexology, acupuncture, osteopathy, medical injections, prescription of rational pharmacotherapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy);
  • Through movement and other physiotherapeutic procedures I purposefully influence the functions of other systems, including mental functions (psychosomatic medicine);
  • Specialization in lymphology;
  • Pelvic floor problems (treatment of functional female sterility, incontinence, painful coccyx, dyspareunia), physiotherapy of pregnant women.
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Personal Information

Date of birth

Medical Employment

2021 – 2022
My Clinic, Chief Physician of Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
2001 – 2021
Canadian Medical Care, Chief Physician of Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
2008 – 2013
Prague Women Health Centre – co-operation with gynaecological practice
2001 – 2008
O&G Group Medical Clinic Prague
1999 – 2001
Health Centre Prague
1995 – 1999
Motol Teaching Hospital, rehabilitation clinic, secondary physician, pedagogical activity at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University
1992 – 1995
Kladno Hospital, internal department, coronary unit, secondary physician
1989 – 1992
Kladno Hospital, a doctor in pre-certification training
1987 – 1989
Žilina Hospital, a doctor in pre-certification training

Education And Qualifications

1981 – 1987
Third Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Prague
Board Examination in internal medicine (First Postgraduate Certification)
Specialization in physiatry, balneology and medical rehabilitation (Second Postgraduate Certification)
Internship – Langenargen Germany, Alexander Kollmann, MD, PhD., use of Brüger’s treatment method in outpatient diagnosis and treatment of functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system
Manual lymphatic drainage course
Lecturer – tutor of manual lymphatic drainage courses
Internship at Liege (Belgium) Luc Lecoq – osteopathy
Pilates medical concept (Slovak Republic)
Psychosomatic medicine courses
Course Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Teaching Hospital in Motol Prof. Kolář
2010 – 2011
Osteopathic courses – Visceral Manipulation – Barral Institut France
Weill Cornell Seminars Salzburg, Austria
Inclusion in attestation training in Psychosomatic Medicine at Institute of Postgraduate Education in Prague
Diploma of lifelong education of doctors of the Czech Medical Chamber
License of the Czech Medical Chamber for the performance of the function of chief physician and director of care provider in a medical facility in the field of rehabilitation and physical medicine
Medical Advisor / Consultant for the Embassy of the United States of America in Prague congresses of Myoskeletal Medicine Society, Physiatrics, Balneology and Medical Rehabilitation Society, Psychosomatic Medicine Society regular participation in educational events organized by the Czech Medical Chamber


2008 – PRESENT
Lecturer and professional guarantor of courses on healthy lifestyles for teachers and adult educators from EU countries (Courses as part of Comenius and Grundtvig programmes)
2010 – PRESENT
Lecturer and professional guarantor of courses Prevention of Movement Difficulties in the Office Work (continuous education of clerks, accreditation of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic)

Membership In Medical Societies

Jan Evangelista Purkyně Society of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine
Jan Evangelista Purkyně Society of Myoskeletal Medicine
Jan Evangelista Purkyně Society of Psychosomatic Medicine
International Society of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine