Jitka Veldema obtained a MA and a PhD in sport science from the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (Prof. Ing. Stanislav Otáhal CSc.). She was a visiting researcher in the department of sport science at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany (Prof. Dr. Günter Tidow), before joining the Neurological Clinic in Kipfenberg, Germany (Prof. Dr.med. Dennis Alexander Nowak). From there, she continued her career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sport Science, University of Regensburg, Germany (Prof. Dr. Petra Jansen), and Institute for Neuromodulation and Neurotechnology, University Hospital and University of Tübingen, Germany (Prof. Dr.med. Alireza Gharabaghi). Jitka Veldema is since 2022 a Junior Professor in the Department of Sport Science, Bielefeld University, Germany. She investigated repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and direct current stimulation in stroke hand motor rehabilitation for many years. Currently, she focusses on the application of non-invasive brain stimulation methods in the modulation of balance and gait in both healthy and disabled people. She also tested the potential of these methods in supporting sport performance.sport students. While spinal tDCS supported the balance ability of both legs, M1 and cerebellar tDCS supported right leg stand only.​​​​​​​