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Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC)

Emilia Ochnik
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Pediatric Physiotherapist

It has always been my dream to work with kids, thus I began my professional career as a Physiotherapist in my home country - at Polish Public Rehabilitation Center for Children. My eagerness to work and travel led me to Sicily (Italy), where I became a Physiotherapist at the Institute of Psycho-Pedagogical Medicine at Lucia Mangano ETS in Catania, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorder and mental health. Recently, I spent my time between Poland and Italy as a self-employed Physiotherapist. By volunteering and providing free-of-charge individual home visits to children - refugees from Ukraine in Poland, I was fulfilling my passion to serve others. 

Eventually, in 2020 I obtained a certificate in Sensory Integration by J. Ayres. Two years later I had reached my professional goal and I became the Certified NDT Bobath Therapist. Those courses have given me countless number of tools, as well as a whole new insight into the diagnosing, assessment, and treatment of the little ones.

Education and Training
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy, Silesian Medical University in Katowice, Poland (2011-2014 and 2018-2020)
Postgraduate Studies in Pedagogy, Social Science Academy in Lodz, Poland (2018)
Prechtl's GMs, Italy (2022)
Three-Dimensional Manual Feet Therapy by Barbara Zukunft – Huber, Germany (2022)
EBTA Basic Pediatric Bobath Course, Poland, Greece (Mar – Jun 2022)
Brain: Dawn and Sunset. Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration, Italy (2021)
Rehabilitation of Infants with Developmental Disabilities (0-12 months), Germany (2021)
Sensory Integration by Jean Ayres®, Germany (Feb 2019 – Jul 2020)
BLS – Basic Life Support training, Poland (2020)
Picky Eating, problem-based on Sensorimotor Disorders, United Kingdom (2019)
PNF Basic, Poland, USA (2018)
Scoliosis – Diagnose and Therapy, Poland (2018)
Neurodevelopmental Diagnosis and Rehabilitation, NDT-Bobath approach, Poland (2018)
MP Pilates Mat & Advanced Instructor, Poland (2014)
Kinesiology Taping, Poland (2013)
Specialty Interests
Neurodevelopmental treatment for Cerebral Palsy and Autism affected patients
Early Intervention and Prematurity
Sensorimotor development and milestones delays
3D Feet therapy for newborns, toddlers, pre-school and school-age kids
Sensory Integration therapy, specialized in ASD.
Certifications
NDT Bobath Therapist
Sensory Integration by J.Ayres Therapist
Pilates Instructor
3D Feet Manual Therapist
Professional Memberships
EBTA: European Bobath Tutors Association – Therapist - 001266
KIF: The Polish Chamber of Physiotherapists – 58835
Ordine TSRM and PSTRP in Catania
The Italian Association of Specialists – 1125
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