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Work experience

2012 - Present

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation

2015 - 2018

Head of the Study Programme

Faculty of Rehabilitation

2010 - Present

Member of the board and physiotherapist

Laba prakse, Ltd

2008 - 2012

Lecturer

Faculty of Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation

2005 - 2008

Member of the Board

Rehabilitation center Ligatne, State Ltd.

2003 - 2008

Assistant

Faculty of Rehabilitation, School of Physiotherapy

2000 - 2008

Senior physiotherapist

Rehabilitation center Ligatne

1998 - 2000

Physiotherapist

Rehabilitation center Ligatne

Education and training

2005 - 2011

Dr. med.

Rīga Stradiņš University

2000 - 2002

Master’s degree of Health Sciences

Rīga Stradiņš University

1994 - 1998

Physiotherapist degree / Bachelor's degree of health care

Riga Stradiņš University

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

2010. Mechanical diagnosis and therapy (Part A: the lumbar spine) (The McKenzie Institute International postgraduate pragramme)

2010. Kinesiology taping (basic course) (B.Larsson (Sweeden))

2009. Clinical reasoning in the context of low back pain (M.Jones (Australia))

2004. sEMG and sEMG biofeedback – application in neuromuscular evaluation and therapy. (Gabriel E. Sella (USA))

2002. Europe Course Tour II (Belgium), "Integrative management of Dynamic Stability and Muscle Balance disoders in the Cervical Spine"

2000. Europe Course Tour I (Belgium), "Movement, Stability and Low back pain. The essential role of the Pelvis."

1999.-2000. Proprioceptive neuromuscular fascilitation (PNF) (introduction course and basic level) (R.Lee (USA, F.Kleibrink, Germany)

Field of research

Chronic pain

Back and neck pain

Psychosomatic medicine and physiotherapy

Biopsychosocial rehabilitation

Supervised study programme

Rīga Stradiņš University, Master, Full-time studies, Physiotherapy

Supervised study course

Biomechanics

Biomedical Aspects of Human Functioning

Efficient Medical Rehabilitation Programmes

Ergonomics- course work

Functional assesment and treatment in physiotherapy

Human functioning bio-medical aspects

Individual practical work in physiotherapy

Research work and improvement of individual work skills

Critical Analysis of Research, Synthesis of Results and Transfer to Physiotherapy in Practice

Effective and Efficient Medical Rehabilitation Programmes

Physiotherapy and Mental Health

Physiotherapy in Chronic Disability

Physiotherapy in Dentistry

Research Work and Improvement of Independent Working Skills

Standardised Evaluation Protocols in Physiotherapy Practice

Lectured study course

Biomechanics

Biomedical Aspects of Human Functioning

Development and presentation of the Masters work

Development of Bachelor’s Thesis and Defence

Efficient Medical Rehabilitation Programmes

Ergonomics- course work

Functional assesment and treatment in physiotherapy

Individual practical work in physiotherapy

Kinesiology

Research work and improvement of individual work skills

Scientific Evidence-Based Rehabilitation

Effective and Efficient Medical Rehabilitation Programmes

Physiotherapy in Chronic Disability

Physiotherapy in Dentistry

Publications

Research articles​​

Heize, Ilze. Outpatient physiotherapy services in Latvian regional hospitals : characteristics of receivers, the volume of services and source of funding / I.Heize, D.Smite // SHS Web of Conferences : Proceedings. - EDP Sciences, 2019. - Vol.68 (2019), article. No.02004, [7 p.]. - 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" (Riga, Latvia, Oct.10-12, 2018). - DOI: 10.1051/shsconf/20196802004

Individualized home-based exercise program for idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension patients : a preliminary study / L.Butane, D.Smite, M.Sablinskis, A.Skride // Cor et Vasa. - Vol.61, Issue 4 (2019, Aug./Sept.), p.403-410. - Web of Science un/vai Scopus. - DOI: 10.33678/cor.2019.037

Pahomova, Natālija. Limbs joint position sense in patients with chronic non-specific back pain [Elektroniskais resurss] / N.Pahomova, D.Smite // SHS Web of Conferences [Elektroniskais resurss] : Proceedings. - EDP Sciences, 2018. - Vol.51 (2018), article No.02015, [8 p.]. - 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare (Part II)" (Riga, Latvia, Nov.23-25, 2016). - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://www.shs-conferences.org/articles/shsconf/abs/2018/1…

Activity of scapular muscles : comparison of open and closed kinetic chain exercises / D.Šmite, I.Upeniece, A.Runce, H.Gapeyeva // Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientific conference (Rēzekne, 2017.g. 26.-27.maijs) / Rēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija. Izglītības, valodu un dizaina fakultāte. - Rēzekne, 2017. - 3.daļa, 429.-436.lpp. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Eglītis, Jurģis. Ceļa priekšējās daļas sāpju saistība ar gūžas muskuļu spēku / J.Eglītis, D.Šmite // Zinātniskie raksti : 2015.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 247.-255.lpp.

Pahomova, Natālija. Ekstremitāšu kinestēzijas saistība ar mugurkaula lokālo aktīvo stabilitāti pacientiem ar hronisku nespecifisku muguras sāpju sindromu / N.Pahomova, D.Šmite // Zinātniskie raksti : 2015.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2016. - 256.-265.lpp.

Rīgas Stradiņa universitātes veselības aprūpes virziena studentu aerobās darbaspējas = Aerobic capacity of health care students at Riga Stradiņš University / V.Arnis, I.Vīnberga, I.Upeniece, D.Šmite, M.Hoferte, A.Gauruča // Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientifical conference (Rēzekne, 2015.g. 22.-23.maijs) / Rēzeknes Augstskola. - Rēzekne, 2015. - 3.daļa, [457.]-464.lpp. - Kopsav. angļu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Upeniece, Irēna. Nordic walking or traditional walking in patients with intermittent claudication : a critical review / I.Upeniece, D.Šmite, V.Arnis // Sabiedrība, integrācija, izglītība : starptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = Society, integration, education : proceedings of the international scientifical conference (Rēzekne, 2015.g. 22.-23.maijs) / Rēzeknes Augstskola. - Rēzekne, 2015. - 3.daļa, [612].-618.lpp. - Kopsav. latviešu val. - Starptautiski citējamā izdevumā.

Šmite, Daina. Trauksmes simptomu un muskuļu spēka testu rezultātu savstarpējā saistība pacientiem ar hroniskām muguras lejasdaļas sāpēm / D.Šmite, G.Ancāne // Zinātniskie raksti : 2013.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 38.-42.lpp.

Upeniece, Irēna. Nordic walking for patients of type II diabetes mellitus : a critical review / I.Upeniece, D.Smite, V.Arnis // Spring University / ATEE. - No.1 (2014), p.108-112. - Kopsav. latviešu val.

Abstracts​​

Butāne, Līna. Study protocol for randomised controlled trial of individualised home-based exercise programme in pulmonary arterial hypertension / L.Butāne, D.Šmite, A.Skride // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.30.

Clinical manifestation of pain central modulation disturbances in chronic low back pain patients / D.Šmite, G.Ancāne, A.Hohlova, G.Troščenkovs // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.276.

Studere, Agnese. Chronic pain syndrome manifestation before and after total hip arthroplasty for patients with primary hip osteoarthritis / A.Studere, D.Šmite // Rīga Stradiņš University International Conference on Medical and Health Care Sciences "Knowledge for Use in Practice" (Riga, Latvia, Apr.1-3, 2019) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2019. - P.503.

Butāne, Līna. Individualized home-based exercise program for the idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension patients : feasibility study / L.Butāne, D.Šmite, A.Skride // 21st European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (Vilnius, Lithuania, May 1-6, 2018) : Abstract Book. - Vilnius, 2018. - P.230.

Butāne, Līna. Individualized home-based exercise program for the idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension patients : multiple case study [Elektroniskais resurss] / L.Butāne, D.Šmite, A.Skride // 6th World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension (Nice, France, Febr.27-March 1, 2018) [Elektroniskais resurss] : Abstract Book. - Nice, 2018. - Poster No.B64. - Resurss aprakstīts 2019.g. 27.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://wsph2018.com/index.php/abstracts

Glotova, Alisa. State-funded rehabilitation service and continuity of service in Latvia for patients with unilateral lower limb amputation statistical data and patients view / A.Glotova, D.Smite // 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives" (Rīga, Oct.10-12, 2018) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2018. - P.44.

Heize, Ilze. Outpatient physiotherapy services in regional hospitals of Latvia : characteristics of receivers, volume of services, and source of funding / I.Heize, D.Smite // 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives" (Rīga, Oct.10-12, 2018) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2018. - P.53.

Hohlova, Anna. Integratīvas pieejas fizioterapija pacientiem ar hroniskām muguras lejasdaļas sāpēm / A.Hohlova, D.Šmite // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 224.lpp.

Komule, Kristīne. Perceived needs of low back pain patients and their implications for health-related quality of life / K.Komule, D.Smite // 7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives" (Rīga, Oct.10-12, 2018) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University. - Rīga, 2018. - P.64.

Pāraktīva urīnpūšļa sindroms (funkcionālie raksturlielumi un dzīves kvalitāte) : viena centra pieredze / K.Asonova, D.Šmite, V.Lietuvietis ...[u.c.] // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 144.lpp.

Parfjonova, Jana. Agrīnās mobilizācijas iekļaušana intensīvās aprūpes plānā pacientiem pēc kuņģa un zarnu trakta vēža ķirurģiskās ārstēšanas / J.Parfjonova, D.Šmite // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 219.lpp.

Šmite, Daina. Hronisku muguras lejasdaļas sāpju sindroma psihosomatiskie aspekti / D.Šmite, G.Ancāne // Zinātniskā konference "Aktualitātes un izaicinājumi sāpju pētniecībā Latvijā" (Rīga, Latvija, 2018.g. 10.maijā) : [tēzes] / Latvijas Sāpju Izpētes biedrība ; Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 30.-31.lpp.

Tiesnese, Līva. Ķermeņa apzināšanās pacientēm pēc mastektomijas : vairāku gadījumu analīze / L.Tiesnese, D.Šmite, S.Baltkalne // 2018.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2018.g. 22.-23.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2018. - 208.lpp.

Butāne, Līna. Individualizēta vingrojumu programma mājas vidē pacientiem ar idiopātisku plaušu arteriālo hipertensiju : vairāku gadījumu izpēte / L.Butāne, D.Šmite, A.Skride // 2017.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2017.g. 6.-7.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2017. - 244.lpp.

Keiša, Evija. Protein and/or amino acid supplementation efficiency of muscle mass and functional performance in older people : a systematic review and meta-analysis / E.Keisa, D.Smite // 2nd International Conference "Nutrition and health" (Riga, Latvia, Oct.5-7, 2016) : Conference Program and Book of Abstracts / University of Latvia, Latvia University of Agriculture, Riga Stradiņš University. - Riga, 2016. - P.80.

Šmite, Daina. Effectiveness of hyperbaric cryotherapy on breast cancer related lymphedema reduction / D.Smite, L.Tiesnese // 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions" (Riga, Nov.23-25, 2016) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University ...[et al.] - Riga, 2016. - P.108-109.

Šmite, Daina. Relationship between limb kinesthesia and local stability of the spine in patients with chronic non-specific back pain syndrome / D.Smite, N.Pahomova // 6th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare: Living in the World of Diversity: Social Transformations. Innovations. Solutions" (Riga, Nov.23-25, 2016) : Abstracts / Rīga Stradiņš University ...[et al.] - Riga, 2016. - P.108.

Sīpola, Evija. Vārdu krājuma novērtēšanas materiāls bērniem psihometrisko īpašību pārbaudei / E.Sīpola, D.Šmite, I. Blūmentāle // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 355.lpp.

Šmite, Daina. Mugurkaula lokālās stabilitātes saistība ar ekstremitāšu kinestēziju pacientiem ar hroniskām muguras sāpēm / D.Šmite, N.Pahomova // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 320.lpp.

Tiesnese, Līva. Hiperbārās krioterapijas efektivitāte limfedēmas mazināšanā pacientēm pēc mastektomijas / L.Tiesnese, D.Šmite // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 328.lpp.

Upeniece, Irēna. Nūjošanas nodarbību ietekme uz ķermeņa kompozīciju / I.Upeniece, I.Meirande, D.Šmite // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 40.lpp.

Hohlova, Anna. Chronic pain experience and social support in seniors : a phenomenological analysis / A.Hohlova, D.Smite // 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 2nd Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.26-28, 2014) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2014. - P.26.

Lieldidža-Kolbina, Jeļizaveta. Physiotherapy approach and informal caregiver involvement in adult rehabilitation : narrative analysis of physiotherapists' experience / J.Lieldidza-Kolbina, D.Smite, R.Belikova // 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 2nd Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.26-28, 2014) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2014. - P.40.

Šmite, Daina. Emotional well-being and physical functions : relationship between anxiety and muscle strenght in healthy adults / D.Smite, L.Heinacka // 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 2nd Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.26-28, 2014) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2014. - P.69-70.

Šmite, Daina. Trauksmes līmeņa un muskuļu spēka testu rezultātu saistība somatiski veseliem indivīdiem / D.Šmite, G.Ancāne // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 137.lpp.

Upeniece, Irēna. Nūjošanas ietekme uz veselības rādītājiem pacientiem ar 2. tipa cukura diabētu : sistemātisks literatūras pārskats / I.Upeniece, D.Šmite, V.Arnis // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 460.lpp.

Contacts

Colleagues

Aivars Vētra
Academic Staff, Manager
Signe Tomsone
Dean, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Anita Vētra
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Ruta Balode
Academic Staff
Ilze Blūmentāle
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Daiga Bruzgule
Academic Staff
Dace Driba
Academic Staff
Velga Gaļanska
Academic Staff
Ināra Kalēja
Academic Staff
Māra Kaše
Academic Staff
Evita Kučerova
Academic Staff
Zane Liepiņa
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Illa Mihejeva
Academic Staff