What We do

Physical functional activity/exercise guidance &coaching ( adults only)

>We provide exercise guidance to individuals with neurological, vestibular disorders and adults with limited mobility or balance issues. We provide exercise prescription and guidance to individuals with movement and exercise tolerance limitations. 

>We work with other health and care professionals to help individuals maintain independence with functional and personal activities of daily living.

>Face to face and Online group exercise lessons & Individual on line exercise lessons also in partnership with charities.

Meet The Follow Steps Team

Michaela Zelenkova - Follow Steps - Neurological and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Michaela Zelenkova

BSc Hons

Michaela qualified in UK with BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy in 2007. While training she worked as GP Exercise referral scheme instructor and further to that as Physiotherapy assistant.  Michaela worked in UK over twenty years. She has long experience in exercise prescription, including over fifteen years as qualified Physiotherapist. For the last ten years she has been supporting clients with neurological conditions with their physical management in domiciliary and outpatient setting. In her most recent post from 2011 to 2022 Michaela worked for the Ealing Community NHS Trust (Enable team neurology outpatients clinic) specialising in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation, treating clients with multisensory impairment and complex medical history. Michaela has trained in Bobath approach technique, functional electrical stimulation and vestibular rehabilitation.

Michaela has always been comparing varied types of exercise and their benefits but also their demands on human body. Michaela believes that every repetition counts and only with regular practice and the right intensity we can make a difference to our ability, strength or balance.  Anyone regardless of their physical limitation should follow and have an access to exercise advice and support. That is why Michaela and Follow steps have  been working with LEGS charity since 2021. LEGS caters for a wide range of neurological conditions and offers great quality physiotherapist led affordable exercise guidance and classes. 

Michaela continues to be a member of CSP and interest groups ACPIN and ACPIVR. Michaela is also a Tai chi Chuan instructor registered with the Tai Chi union for GB. Michaela now lives and works in West Flanders in Belgium. She is pursuing further studies, while working as self employed.

David Bouchet - Tai Chi for Health Instructor

David Bouchet

BSc Hons

 

David has worked in the NHS in community rehabilitation services with people with neurological conditions for almost 10 years. As a Therapy Assistant Practitioner, 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 despite ill-health challenges or disability. David always keeps a strong focus on empowering and motivating people to work towards their chosen goals with a positive attitude.

David has just completed an open degree with the Open University in health and psychology related subjects. He is now considering further studies…

David considers himself very fortunate to have been introduced to Tai Chi by Michaela when they were working together. 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 is also a member of the Tai Chi & Qigong Union for Great Britain.

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.

Having recently moved to Wales, David is currently available for online Tai Chi classes and will soon be starting face-to-face classes in the Newport and Torfaen areas in 2023.

Anca Chisalita - Tai Chi for Health Instructor

Anca Chisalita

BSc, MSc

Anca has a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy, a Masters Degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Massage Level 3 Diploma. She is registered with The Health and Care Professions Council and an active member of the following organisations: The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy,  The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists with an Interest in Neurology and The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Over the last ten years she has been working with people with complex pathology, including those with reduced mobility and different levels of disabilities. As a Physiotherapist she has experience in elderly care, general rehab and neuro rehabilitation. Anca has a background in complementary therapy and palliative care as a massage therapist.

Anca currently works as a Neuro Rehabilitation Physiotherapist for the NHS covering domiciliary and outpatient settings.

Anca is passionate about her job, she enjoys rehabilitation and helping people to improve their quality of life and make adaptions to their life to lead more active and healthier lifestyle. 

Anca teaches our regular face to face group Tai Chi exercise sessions in Hanwell, London organised by the LEGS charity.