Meet the instructors
PETRA VALOUCHOVA, PT, PhD
Petra graduated with a Master’s degree from the Department of Physical Therapy at Palacky University in Olomouc in 1998. She specializes in locomotor system dysfunction rehabilitation. She achieved her Doctorate in Kinanthropology with a focus on Biomechanics in 2001. Her main interest is biomechanics and the kinematic analysis of gait.
Since 2002 Petra worked as a physical therapist at the Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine Department at the Motol University Hospital in Prague. She treats adults and children with movement impairments caused by neurological, orthopaedic and traumatic disturbances.
Petra is also a university lecturer of physical therapy and general medicine at the Charles’ University Medical School. Her lectures include Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Bobath Concept and Vojta Reflex Locomotion methods. She has also specialized in surface electromyography assessment and has published several articles regarding surface electromyographical studies.
As of October 2011, Petra became Chief physiotherapist at the Centre of Movement Medicine located in Prague (http://www.cpmpk.cz)-which is one of the two private clinics owned by Professor Kolář - and oversees both departments of physical therapy since 2018.
Petra is a certified in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Vojta Reflex locomotion principles, Mobilization and Soft Tissue Techniques according to Lewit, and the Bobath Method for adults. She also completed courses in Neurodynamics according to Butler, Quadrupedal Locomotion method according to Klapp, Taping methods including Kinesiotaping, Stecco Fascia Manipulation, and the Barral Institute method of Visceral Manipulation.
Petra works closely under Professor Pavel Kolar’s supervision, she is an expert in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and is also a certified Instructor in Developmental Kinesiology and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization since 2002.
She regularly teaches DNS courses throughout Europe, USA, Canada, South America, China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia.
Petra has been a Fitness Step Team World Champion in 2003 and 2004, and European Champion in 2004. Petra currently resides in Czech Republic, near Prague with her husband, daughter and son.
BRETT WINCHESTER, DC, MDT-Cert
When not practicing at Winchester Spine and Sport, Dr. Brett Winchester teaches around the globe. In 2018, Dr. Brett Winchester lectured in six countries conducting 30 seminars for doctors, students and therapists.
Dr. Brett Winchester served as team chiropractor for the St. Louis Cardinals for 3 seasons and teaches for: Logan University and its College of Chiropractic, the Motion Palpation Institute, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, and The Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate, to name a few. Dr. Brett Winchester’s studies and lectures have taken him to England, Prague, Chile, Sweden, Norway, Canada and across the United States to teach the latest manual therapy research and techniques.
In his free time, Dr. Brett Winchester enjoys spending time with his family, including wife Cheri Thornhill Winchester, a lifelong resident of Lincoln County, and his children Grace and Wade. His hobbies include cycling, snow and water skiing, soccer, tennis and reading.
Dr. Brett Winchester received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic (www.logan.edu).
Richard Ulm, DC, MDT-Cert
Dr. Richard Ulm is a practicing chiropractic physician in Columbus, Ohio where he treats the full spectrum of patients from complex cases trying to avoid surgery to Olympic athletes. A former national level track athlete and strength coach himself, he combines these experiences with his medical training to provide functional, patient-specific treatments for everyone who walks in his door.
For the last 15 years, Dr. Ulm has diligently studied human performance: anatomy, biomechanics, neurology and strength training so he can best optimize his athletes and patients. Throughout
this journey, he has had to reconcile what he has learned in his medical studies and practice with traditional paradigms of strength training. His passion is finding the most optimal way to make these two often opposing fields integrate for the best results. To facilitate this, in 2013 he started Athlete Enhancement®, a company dedicated to educating passionate strength coaches and medical professionals about function, anatomy, biomechanics and training.
Dr. Ulm teaches strength training and rehab around the globe to coaches, educators and medical professionals. In addition to teaching courses for Athlete Enhancement, he is a lead instructor of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (aka DNS) — regarded by many as one of the most powerful rehab approaches in the world. He has been lucky enough to train under Pavel Kolar, the creator of DNS and a world-leading authority on function and stability. This opportunity has profoundly affected how he assesses, treats and trains the athletes with whom he works.