What We do

Neurological & Vestibular Rehabilitation

Postural Re-education

Gait Re-education

Balance Re-education

Individual Exercise Prescription

 

Tai Chi for Health Exercise Classes

See our full timetable of our Tai Chi for health exercise classes.

Some of them are running in partnership with West London NHS Enable neurological conditions team, West London – Hanwell branch of Parkinson’s UK and Berkshire – Maidenhead SportsAble Charity.

 

Meet The Follow Steps Team

Michaela Zelenkova - Follow Steps - Neurological and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Michaela Zelenkova

BSc Hons

Michaela is registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is an active member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), The Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Neurology (ACPIN) and The Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Vestibular rehabilitation (ACPIVR).  Michaela works for the North West London NHS Trust  Community Neurology Outpatients Clinics in Southall and South Ealing.

Michaela qualified with BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2007. While training she worked as a Physiotherapy assistant and further to that as a GP Exercise referral scheme instructor. She has over seventeen years of experience in exercise prescription, including over twelve years as qualified Physiotherapist. For the past eight years she has been supporting clients with neurological conditions  with their physical management in domiciliary and outpatient setting.

Michaela works with in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation speciality areas of physiotherapy treating  clients with multisensory impairment and complex medical history.

Michaela herself is a keen cyclist, swimmer and ex squash player has always been comparing and examining varied types of exercise and their benefits but also demands on human body. Eight years ago she came across Tai Chi and she continues to practice it to the level that  Tai Chi  has become the go to tool in her Physiotherapy tool box when retraining posture and balance, and also when improving standing tolerance, general leg strength, reduced range of movement  and coordination.

Michaela believes that anyone regardless of their physical limitation should and can exercise. What’s needed is to find the right place, right exercise and adapted to a suitable level so it can be fun and enjoyable. That way it becomes part of ones life.

David Bouchet - Tai Chi for Health Instructor

David Bouchet

David also works for London North West Healthcare University NHS Trust in the community rehabilitation service for people with neurological conditions. As a Rehabilitation Assistant, his role involves working across Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy. David very much enjoys the variety of the job, which allows him to promote independence and a good quality of life for people suffering from ill-health or disability. He has extensive experience in health and social care services, having worked with people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, substance misuse and physical health problems, always keeping a strong focus on empowering and motivating people to work towards their chosen goals while remaining positive.

David spends most of his spare time studying with the Open University towards an open degree in subjects related to psychology and exercise science. He studies mainly for pleasure but also to keep his mind active and to better understand how the body and mind work.

David considers himself very fortunate to have been introduced to Tai Chi by Michaela while at work. His passion for Tai Chi has grown progressively ever since, and he soon qualified as a Tai Chi for Health instructor certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute. David believes that Tai Chi brings a wide variety of benefits to participants, such as improved balance, strength and coordination, but also positive mental well-being, increased confidence and togetherness in a non-competitive, friendly and fun atmosphere.