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Work experience

2009 - Present

Lecturer

Faculty of Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation, RSU

2000 - Present

Head of the Study Programme

Faculty of Rehabilitation, RSU

2013 - Present

Private practice in sports medicine, physical and rehabilitation medicine and physiotherapy

2003 - 2013

Private practice in Physical Rehabilitation

2000 - 2009

Director of Academic Physiotherapy School

Faculty of Rehabilitation, RSU

1996 - 2009

Assistant

Academic Physiotherapy school, RSU

2000 - 2006

Sports Doctor

Sport Club Riga

1997 - 2000

Director of Education

Academic Physiotherapy School, RSU

1997 - 2000

Sports doctor of Latvian National Women Basketball Team

1996 - 1998

Physiotherapist

National Rehabilitation Centre Vaivari

1984 - 1998

Sports Doctor

National Higher Sport School

1991 - 1996

Sports Doctor

TTT Basketball Club

1988 - 1991

Sports Doctor

Sports and Health Centre Rumbula

Education and training

1978 - 1984

Medical Doctor’s Diploma

The University of Tartu

1995 - 1996

Physiotherapist’s degree

The Medical Academy of Latvia and Copenhagen Physiotherapy school (Denmark)

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

2018 10th Interational Baltic Sports Medicine Congress, Riga
2018 Winter School "Study Programme Design", RSU
2017 Weil Cornell Medical College prof. J.Singh lectures in Rehabilitation Medicine, RSU
2017 International Scientific Symposium in collaboration with the EGREPA "Climbing the Ladder of Life, Active and Fit", Kaunas, Lithuania
2016 - 2018 LARD Rehabilitation Summer School​ (3)

2012 - 2014 Grundvig project ALICE seminars in Portugal, Riga Helsinki

2013 IOC Course in Sports Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania

2012 WCPT ER congress in Physiotherapy Education

2011 Education course in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine​, Riga (Latvia)​

2010 - 2011 International Course: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Part A,B,Riga (Latvia) International McKenzie Institute. Riga.

2010 - 2011 International Course: PNF – Proprioceptive Neuromuscular facilitation, Level 1,2,3; International PNF Association. Certificate in PNF method. Riga.

2010 Intensive week: Special Fields in Physiotherapy. Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

2010 - 2012 NORDPLUS Educational project „Joint Physiotherapy Education in Bachelor Thesis module" Riga, Seinajoki (Finland), Hapsalu (Estonia).

2010 International Course: Kinesiology Taping, Riga.

2010 Course: Electronic Resources in Medicine, RSU.

2009 International Course: Pelvic Pain. Orton Clinic. Helsinki.

2007 - 2009 NORDPLUS Educational project NorNePtE. Seminars in Nestved (Denmark), Riga, Lahti (Finland), Oslo (Norway).

2005 - 2018 European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education conferences and seminars (22)

2005 - 2017 Participation in ERASMUS Teacher Exchange programme (9)

2007 - 2013 International Olympic Committee Course in Sports Medicine. Riga, Tallin, Riga,Vilnius

2002 - 2004 Community Based Rehabilitation Course, Queen`s University, Riga Stradins University, Riga.

2003 Course in Feldenkrise method. Riga

2003 - 2004 Course "Scientific research theories and methodology" RSU and Lund University, Riga.

2003 International seminar: Electrotherapy for Spine Patients. (M.Mettler USA) Riga.

2003 Course "Innovations in Higher education," DPU, Riga.

2002 Course "Complex physical therapy for lymphostasis treatment,"(I.Beckman, Germany) Riga.

2002 Course in Ergonomics, RSU, Tartu University, Copenhagen Physiotherapy school, Oslo University College, Riga.

2001 European Workshop on Basic PT Education, Limasol, Cyprus.

2001 International Course in Shoulder girdle and Low Back evaluation and treatment, Rehabilitation centre Ligatne, Latvia.

2000 Seminar: Spine Problems: Assessment, Treatment, Prevention. (H.D.Saunders USA) Riga

1999 - 2000 IPNFA recognised PNF courses, Ligatne, Latvia

1999 Placement in Quinnipiac College School of Health sciences, Connecticut, USA.

1999 Certificate in Physiotherapy ( Recertification in 2004, 2009, 2014).

1998 Certificate in Rehabilitation ( Recertification in 2003, 2008, 2013 certificate in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)

1997 - 1998 The Course in PT Curriculum development, Copenhagen Physiotherapy school and Medical Academy of Latvia.

1997 - 1999 International Seminars in Sports Physiotherapy, Oulu, Finland.

1995 Course in Physical condition evaluation and healthy life style. Kvebek University, Riga.

1994 Certificate in Sports Medicine ( Recertification in 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014).

1987 Course in Psychotherapy. Leningrad

1995 International Congresses, Conferences and Seminars in Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy, Sports Medicine and Education.

Field of research

  • Level of Physica Activity, level of fitness in different groups of population.
  • Physical Activity and musculosceletal system.
  • Sports injuries, risk factors, prevention.

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Bachelor, Part-time studies, Physiotherapy

Head of the study programme


Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Bachelor, Full-time studies, Physiotherapy

​Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Bachelor, Part-time studies, Physiotherapy​

Supervised study course

Functional Anatomy

Health Promotion and Prevention of Physiotherapy

Sport Medicine

Sports Injuries, Treatment and Prevention


Functionas Assessment and Treatment in Physiotherapy II

Health promotion and prevention of physiotherapy

Functional anatomy

Functional Assessment and Treatment in Physiotherapy II

Sports Injuries, their Cause and Prevention

Sports medicine

Head of study course

Sports Medicine

Health Promotion and Prevention in Physiotherapy

Functional Anatomy

Sports Injuries, Treatment and Prevention

Lectured study course

Development of Bachelor’s Thesis and Defence

Ergonomics- course work

Functional Anatomy

Functional Assesment and Treatment in Physiotherapy II

Health Promotion and Prevention of Physiotherapy

Introduction to Specialty

Sport Medicine

Clinical placement

Functional anatomy

Functional assesment and treatment in physiotherapy

Health promotion and prevention of physiotherapy

Introduction to specialty

Kinesiology

Sports Injuries, their Cause and Prevention

Sports medicine

State Examination

Ergonomics, course work

Functional Assessment and Treatment in Physiotherapy I

Supervised and reviewed student research papers

Supervised :(2010 - 2018) :​

Master's theses: 4

Bachelor'stheses:​ 32

Reviewed (2010 - 2018) :​

Master's theses:​ 4

Bachelor's​ theses:​ 30

Projekti

2017 - now Nordplus project Nr. NPAD -2017/10077 "Age is not an Obstacle"
2012 - 2014 Grundvig project ALICE ​

2010 - 2012 NORDPLUS Educational project „Joint Physiotherapy Education in Bachelor Thesis module"

2007 - 2009 NORDPLUS Educational project NorNePtE.

Dalība biedrībās, organizācijās u.tml.

Member of Board,Faculty of Rehabilitation, Rīga Stradiņš University​

Association of Rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (member)

Member of the Certification Commission of Latvian Physiotherapists Association

Member of the Certification Commission of Latvian Sports Medicine Association

European Network of Physiotherapy in Higher Education Coordinator in Latvia
Member of ENPHE Direct Access" Working Group (2017 - now)​

Member of ENPHE EU directives/ESCO Working Group (2013 - 2016)​

Member of ENPHE Transparency Focus Group (2010-2012)

Awards and recognitions

2014 Certificate of Recognition of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia

​2005 Certificate of Recognition of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

Supervised study programme

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Bachelor, Full-time studies, Physiotherapy

Rīga Stradiņš University, Professional Bachelor, Part-time studies, Physiotherapy

Publikācijas

Research articles​​

Kuļša, Māra. Kustība - fizioterapijas stūrakmens / M.Kuļša // Rehabilitācija: RSU Rehabilitācijas fakultātes 20 gadi : 1994-2014 : [rakstu krājums] / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 63.-65.lpp.

Narvila, Baiba. Postural assessment for people with severe visual impairment / B.Narvila, M.Kulsa // SHS Web of Conferences : Proceedings. - Vol.10 (2014) : 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" (Riga, Latvia, Nov.22-23, 2012) / Rīga Stradiņš University. - 00028-p.1-00028-p.5. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.shs-conferences.org/

Netiešo aerobo darbaspēju testu pareizība dažāda vecuma, dzimuma un fiziskās sagatavotības cilvēkiem / L.Liepiņa, V.Arnis, I.Vīnberga, M.Kuļša // Zinātniskie raksti : 2013.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 364.-374.lpp.

Arnis, Voldemārs. Dažādu aerobo darbaspēju testu objektivitāte aerobo darbaspēju novērtēšanā dažāda vecuma, dzimuma un fiziskās sagatavotības cilvēkiem / V.Arnis, M.Kuļša, I.Vinberga // Zinātniskie raksti : 2009.g. medicīnas nozares pētnieciskā darba publikācijas / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 435.-439.lpp.

Abstracts​​

Cibule, Lolita. Active lifestyle promotion and integration in patient care : investigation of knowledge and attitude of physiotherapists [Elektroniskais resurss] : [abstract] / L.Cibule, O.Abecedarska, M.Kulsa // IX International Baltic Sports Medicine Conference (Tartu, Estonia, Aug.20-23, 2015) : Abstract Book [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Tartu, 2015. - P.24. - Resurss aprakstīts 2016.g.18.febr. - Pieejas veids: Tīmeklis WWW.URL: https://sisu.ut.ee/sites/default/files/spordimeditsiin/file…

Beļikova, Rimma. Rehabilitācijas pakalpojumu pieejamība pacientiem ar hroniskām muguras sāpēm Ziemeļaustrumu reģionā Latvijā pacientu skatījumā / R.Beļikova, M.Kuļša, P.Kolomijecs // 2014.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2014.g. 10.-11.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2014. - 462.lpp.

Beļikova, Rimma. The availability of rehabilitation services for the patients with chronic back pain in the Northeastern region of Latvia / R.Belikova, M.Kulsa, J.Lieldidza-Kolbina // 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.17.

Adult learners integrated care enhancement: experience in workshops in Portugal [Elektroniskais resurss] / R.Beļikova, M.Kuļša, I.Znotiņa ...[et al.] // 8th Congress of Baltic Association for Rehabilitation "Rehabilitation in Baltic States 2020: policy and practice" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-19, 2013) : Abstract book [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Rīga, 2013. - P.26, on CD-ROM.

Briede, Marika. Slinga terapeitisko vingrojumu pielietojums pacientiem ar hroniskām mugurkaula kakla daļas sāpēm / M.Briede, M.Kuļša // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 345.lpp.

Grundtvig learning partnership programme: experiences of informal caregivers of children with special needs [Elektroniskais resurss] / R.Beļikova, M.Kuļša, I.Znotiņa ...[et al.] // 8th Congress of Baltic Association for Rehabilitation "Rehabilitation in Baltic States 2020: policy and practice" (Riga, Latvia, Sept.18-19, 2013) : Abstract book [Elektroniskais resurss]. - Rīga, 2013. - P.25, on CD-ROM.

Joint physiotherapy education in Bachelor thesis module : experience of students and teachers / D.Smite, M.Kulsa, D.Stirane ...[et al.] // 2013.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2013.g. 21.-22.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2013. - 444.lpp.

Narvila, Baiba. Postural assessment for people with severe visual impairment / B.Narvila, M.Kulsa // 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.22-23, 2012) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2012. - P.79.

Aerobie darbspēju testi, to precizitāte un pielietošanas iespējas cilvēkiem ar dažādu fizisko sagatavotību / L.Kraukliņa, V.Arnis, M.Kuļša, I.Vinberga // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 58.lpp.

Glāzere, Liene. Aerobic power of Latvian National Opera ballet dancers and the influence of additional aerobic work on the aerobic capacity / L.Glazere, M.Kulsa // VII Starptautiskais Baltijas Sporta medicīnas kongress = VII International Baltic Sports Medicine Congress (Riga, Latvia, Nov.24-26, 2011) : [Abstracts]. - Riga, 2011. - P.30.

Glāzere, Liene. Aerobo darba spēju un dozētas fiziskās slodzes ietekmes novērtējums uz tām Latvijas Nacionālās operas baleta māksliniekiem / L.Glāzere, M.Kuļša // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 201.lpp.

Korelācija starp aerobajām darbspējām un ķermeņa kompozīcijas rādītājiem / L.Kraukliņa, V.Arnis, M.Kuļša, I.Vinberga // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 60.lpp.

Kuļša, Māra. Aerobās darba spējas un ieteicamās slodzes intensitāte cilvēkiem ar dažādu fiziskās sagatavotības līmeni / M.Kuļša, V.Arnis, I.Vinberga // 2011.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2011.g. 14.-15.aprīlī) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2011. - 159.lpp.

Kuļša, Māra. Maximum oxygen uptake and anaerobic treshold for people with different level of aerobic capacity / M.Kulsa, V.Arnis, I.Vinberga // 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2010. - P.57.

Kuļša, Māra. Strādājošo fizioterapeitu un pēdējā studiju gada studējošo viedoklis par fizioterapeitam nepieciešamajām profesionālajām kompetencēm / M.Kuļša, I.Straumēna, E.Kandere // 2010.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2010.g. 18.-19.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2010. - 446.lpp.

Colleagues

Aivars Vētra
Academic Staff, Manager
Signe Tomsone
Dean, Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Anita Vētra
Head of the Department, Academic Staff
Daina Šmite
Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme
Inese Znotiņa
Vice-Dean, Academic Staff, Head of Study Programme
Ilze Blūmentāle
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Zane Liepiņa
Head of Study Programme, Academic Staff
Ruta Balode
Academic Staff
Daiga Bruzgule
Academic Staff
Dace Driba
Academic Staff
Velga Gaļanska
Academic Staff
Ināra Kalēja
Academic Staff
Māra Kaše
Academic Staff