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I met Dominik on my first trip to Austria with the British Disabled Ski Team. He really helped build my confidence, my skiing improved considerably through the week. He was patient, calm, and made the learning process so much fun! We worked hard at off-snow complementary training, with additional physio & massage to ensure my disability didn’t affect skiing performance. Would highly recommend him!
Jane Sowerby – British Disabled Ski Team
(British Disabled Ski Team)
Fortunately for us we had booked a holiday to Morzine which is where Dom was due to spend the winter. As we’d had such a bad experience in ski school previously Cerys didn’t want to go back in so Dom agreed to come over and give her some lessons. The challenge was to complete the green run back to the hotel by the end of the week. She exceeded this by skiing the blue run down to village! Her face at the bottom of the run is one which I will never forget, she was so proud of herself. This was not just about skiing it was a matter of self-confidence, which only came with Dom’s support. It was a fantastic holiday that was made by the fact that both of my children enjoyed the skiing.
Dom also skied with other members of a party from all abilities and everyone came back feeling that they’d really improved. I would most definitely recommend Dom, he will push you to improve but you also have great fun. All the children still talk about him the only problem is none of them want to go back to ski school they all want lessons with Dom!!Stephanie We first met Dominik at the Rossendale dry slope where our son Isaac made his first tentative moves on skis. My husband and I love skiing and really wanted our children to be able to ski with us. However, Isaac has physical difficulties with coordination, poor muscle tone and hypermobility in combination with difficulty in concentration. It seemed unlikely that Isaac would progress enough for us all to ski together. However, after Rossendale Isaac moved to Xcape (indoor snow slope) and with Dominik’s skilled teaching and patience, he has progressed way beyond our expectations. Dominik left us to go to Morzine last year and Isaac still asks when we can see him again. This year our family plan to visit St. Anton and Isaac and Yolande are so excited to be skiing with Dominik again. Isaac, aged 12 Dominik Jonas has worked with Oakwood High School several times providing excellent ski tuition abroad and in England. Dominik arranged for our pupils to visit Prague, Czech and South West Poland introducing the group to well organised activities, booking excellent accommodation and ensuring all the group had a great time. Oakwood High school is for pupils with complex learning difficulties and would highly recommend Dominik. Maxine and Andy Shaw Dominik Jonas przez kilka lat współpracował z Oakwood High School świadcząc wysokiego standardu usługi z zakresu instruktażu i treningu narciarskiego na terenie Anglii oraz ośrodków narciarskich w Europie. Zorganizował on również dla nas wyjazd do Pragi i południowo-zachodniej części Polski. Cały pobyt był znakomicie zorganizowany: atrakcje turystyczne, zajęcia sportowe, rewelacyjne zakwaterowanie. Sprawił, że każdy z uczestników był bardzo zadowolony, a nie jest to łatwe, jako że w zajęciach w mojej szkole uczestniczą uczniowie ze złożonymi trudnościami w nauce. Wysoce polecam serwis świadczony przez Dominika. Michael Appleyard
Zastępca dyrektora Oakwood High School
Just a few words about myself: my name is Dominik Jonas, known as Dom. I have always been active in various sport disciplines – the more the better. While I studied at university I got involved in sport a lot. I completed my degree in Physiotherapy and continued to study for my Master’s degree. Whilst at university I achieved my instructor qualifications in sport. I worked at hospitals and physio clinics, in fitness clubs as a personal trainer and was teaching skiing during winters. With years of experience and knowledge under my belt I decided to work with people wanting to make positive changes in their life and help in achieving their goals. In 2004 I started working for Disability Snowsport UK where I was responsible for various projects involving disabled people, schools and youth organisations across the UK and Europe. I have helped in coaching British Disabled Ski Team and in 2007 for my work I received a Positive Action Award for making changes in disabled people’s lives in the North West of England. I have organised successful overseas activity holidays for special needs children with plenty of attractions and interesting sightseeing programmes. Through all this time I have developed my fitness and physio skills and completed extra massage and modern treatments courses.
After years of experience in the travel, fitness and Physiotherapy business I have decided to match all these elements together and create the Active Therapy – a special individual service to make your holiday active and relaxing at the same time so you can make the most of it. I am hoping to transfer my passion for outdoor activities into your life so you can explore it more. I am offering a wide range of professional services for people of all ages, disabled as well as fully able – including adaptive ski instructing, ski instructing, guiding, ski touring, mobile physio and massage treatments, active holidays with vast fitness, spa and sightseeing programme.
Active Therapy offers affordable, personalized, active holidays for people any age and all abilities. Our aim is to provide the best quality service, stress free and enjoyable time whilst away.
We operate all year round in Zakopane, Poland (Tatras Mountains). We have an adaptive ski program over the winter and sightseeing, biking, tennis, hiking, rafting, sailing from April all the way till December.
No matter if you are looking for some extreme activities to get your adrenalin rush or you are after a peaceful time away to unwind in nature with SPA and Wellness treatments, we have got it all!
Active Therapy – your active side of life!
We offer a wide range of mobile/ in house treatments to choose from in the Manchester and Cheshire area. My various massage treatments (Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Remedial Massage and Hot Stone Massage) will regenerate your aching muscles, relax your body and mind, and all this without having you to leave your home! My service will save you precious time so you are able to continue with your daily routine! I am friendly, flexible, and I have essential training backed up with plenty of experience.
Feet & Calves Massage – improves circulation, relives tension and fatigue from aching calves, feet and ankles getting you ready for another exciting day on skis.
Hot Stone Massage uses special smooth, heated stones – basalt volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat. The heat is deeply relaxing and helps tight muscles release.
Swedish Massage (classic massage) relieves muscle tension and pain, decreases stress, increases blood circulation as well as mental and physical relaxation.
Remedial Massage is a holistic treatment and involves the use of massage and a wide range of diagnostic techniques to treat a condition. Remedial massage can be helpful in treating specific areas of muscle tension caused by stress or injury. The therapy also helps to get the blood flowing to injured tissues to speed up the repair process. Remedial massage can also be used for relaxation and general well-being.
Sports Massage is a special form of massage and is typically used before, during, and after athletic events. The purpose of the massage is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away fatigue, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension, to promote flexibility and to prevent injuries.
If you have any further queries or questions relating to which massage would best suit you please do not hesitate to contact me:
Area’s covered: Manchester, Chester, Altrincham, Wilmslow, Hale, Sale, Knutsford, Hartford, Northwich, Nantwich, Crewe, Sandbach, Liverpool.
Temporary conditions that once they have run their course, you can receive a massage. Chickenpox, Contact Dermatitis (if wide spread), diarrhea (if due to infection), fever, German Measles, Gout (during acute phase), Hepatitis, Hives, High Blood Pressure (unless controlled by medication, diet or exercise) Influenza (the flu), lice, Lupus (during a flare up), measles, Mononucleosis (mono), Mumps, Pneumonia, Ringworm, recent injuries or surgeries, Scabies, and Tonsillitis. This list is not definitive, but a list of the more common conditions that are absolute contraindications. These are all temporary conditions that once they have run their course, you can receive a massage. Permanent condition that will prevent you from receiving a massage. These are serious conditions and if you receive a massage it can cause further health related problems or even death. Your massage therapist must be informed of these conditions. Some common absolute permanent contraindications (this is not a definitive list): Blood Clots, Cirrhosis of the liver, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Embolism, Hypertension (unless controlled by medication, diet or exercise), Intestinal obstruction, Kidney failure, Lymphangitis, Myocarditis, Pericarditis, Pulmonary Embolism, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Syncope (fainting), and Tuberculosis.
While massage has many benefits certain conditions warrant caution. If you have a condition that has not been listed here, or you are unclear about whether you can receive massage, talk to your massage therapist and you family doctor. We are happy to discuss this with you. Remember, if you are turned down for a massage because of a condition you have, it is because the massage therapist has your best health at interest.
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We provide active holidays for people willing to change their present lifestyle to a more healthier and active one or for someone who already enjoys this lifestyle. All our activities are accessible for disabled people and all ages. They take place in the Spring, Summer and Autumn time. It is full of interesting, adventures activities with physio and spa treatments alongside. As we know it is hard nowadays to sacrifice your precious days off so we have added to each week vast sightseeing programmes. All this (healthy exercise, spa treatments, interesting sightseeing and time to relax) plus staying in a nice and very peaceful hotel will make it a holiday to remember.
The Summer programmes are available in a variety of places. As these holidays are tailored to groups of various sizes and abilities, and we have different options for you to choose from depending on your personal preferences. We organise family activity holidays – suitable for parents and their children (all ages), activity holidays for adults, fit camps for adults and children. We work with charities, schools and other organisations.
Activities to choose from are not weather-dependent will include visits to vast famous tourist attractions, nordic walking, caving, kayaking, rock-climbing, hiking, swimming, high-rope adventure park, luge, horse-riding, gym sessions, mountain-biking, quads, off-road, shooting range, basic kick-boxing. All of the activities are run by professional and fully qualified instructors. Transfers from and to the airports are provided as well as through the whole duration of your stay.
Our activities can including:
Go Ape Park Scuba Diving
If you would like to receive any more information on our activities please do not hesitate in contacting us. We are waiting to hear from you as we would love to share great time with you too!
Europe – Zakopane
UK – Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington
Active Therapy ski school offers wide range courses which are suitable for any one. NO AGE or DISABILITY LIMITS! You can start learning to ski as young as 4/5 years old (I have skied even with 3 year-olds, depending on individual development) and you enjoy skiing even up to 80 years old (I know in person :-) ). We provide ski lesson and ski therapy for disabled people with any disability. During our tuitions we use the newest adaptive equipment which is individually selected to meet your needs. Our professional instructors and their massive teaching experience will make sure that your personal goals will be achieved much faster, avoiding any frustration and injuries. We are trying to use all the potential of our skiers to make them as independent as possible, to enjoy the freedom of skiing and the thrill of emotion that goes with it.
- off piste
- steep slopes
- intro to race training
No matter what is your disability we are going to turn it into your ability.
Active Therapy Ski School runs one of the best adaptive skiing programmes in Europe and our disability ski lessons are suitable for people with any disability (amputations, spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, blind and visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, trauma victims (e.g. brain injuries), learning difficulties, down syndrome, autistic, aspergers syndrome, chronic long term illnesses. We use wide range of the newest adaptive ski equipment and we have professional adaptive ski instructors who are fun, friendly and experienced in teaching.
Disciplines we teach
Courses and Lessons
Never tried before? It doesn’t matter, all people welcome! With a help of our professional ski instructor you will discover your potential so you can enjoy beautiful alpine scenery of mountains and happiness of skiing.
Intermediate or Advanced
So you know how to get from the top to the bottom, why don’t progress your skills any further so you can independently hit the slopes?
Guiding and Exploring
One to one or with families/friends guiding and exploring the area. Under the supervision of a ski instructor it is guaranteed that you will be skiing in a friendly and safe atmosphere on slopes which are appropriate to your skills, fitness level, ability and expectation, giving you a chance to relax, have fun and visit the best spots!
Private or group lessons for any level skiers. We will make sure you progress as much as possible and by gaining extra technique tips you will be more safe and injury-free through all your ski holidays.
If you have the skills and you are up for a challenge lets do something extreme and jump of the helicopter into deep powder – enjoying the breathtaking view meet the real nature and stay away from crowded slopes.
Gives you a chance to be on a race course and get your technique up to speed.
Adaptive equipment rental
If you can ski already and would like to hire any adaptive kit (mono-ski, bi-ski, dualski, outriggers) we are happy to provide it for you.
Where do we teach?
We operate in various locations throughout Europe (we ski in: Alps – Austria, France, Italy, Switzerland and Czech Republic, Poland).
Poland we do ski lessons in: Zakopane, Białka Tatrzańska, Karpacz
We are proud to work with the best equipment manufacturers for adaptive equipment. During many hours of lessons and many miles on slopes we believe it is the most advance, practical and the highest quality equipment on the market (from instructors, helpers as well as skiers). The wide range of products makes it suitable for all disabled skiers, from beginners to racers (many used it during the 2010 Vancouver, 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games and will be using it as well in the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games), and from independent to severe disabled people. We provide professional advice on suitable equipment that will meet your individual needs and help with achieving your goals. We supply a full range of adaptive equipment to organisations and ski schools working with disabled people. Price will be given after consultation as equipment is carefully chosen to suit individuals.
Please find a wide range of products below and contact us for advice: