DNS Basic course A

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) DNS Basic course A: November 27th-29th, 2020

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore locomotor system and associated functionality losses. Global motor patterns form the foundation of human movement, being essential to ensure the dynamic stability through the lifespan of the individual. Participants in this course will be introduced to the application of these principles.

The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement and gait. This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life. Therefore, the “Prague School” emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes.

The “Prague School” of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine was established by key neurologists, all of whom were giants in the 20th Century rehabilitation movement: Professors’ Vaclav Vojta, Karel Lewit, Vladimir Janda, and Frantisek Vele. Based upon the ground breaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles described by these mentors, Pavel Kolar has organized the next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. This new rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).

Instructor: Julia Demekova Hours: Friday 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 9-2pm

L​ocation: Kinesis Clinic 2. Milkhouse Gate, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3EZ

Fee: £695 payable to Kinesis Clinic + Registration Fee: 96.8 EUR (80 EUR excl. VAT) payable to DNS

*Improve understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life

*Identify and describe key milestones in human development

*Introduce the three level of sensorimotor control in functional assessment and treatment

*Demonstrate the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood

*Introduce new terminology pertinent to rehabilitation such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine

*Define ideal postural stabilization from a developmental perspective: intra-abdominal pressure regulation, dual role of the diaphragm in stabilization and respiration, stabilization via co-contraction

*Identify common stereotypes of faulty postural stabilization (“open scissors syndrome”, forward drown posture, backward drown posture, “hour glass syndrome”)

*Explain and demonstrate biomechanics of homologous, ipsilateral and contralateral postural-locomotion patterns; closed and opened kinematic chains, stepping forward and supporting function

*Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns

*Demonstrate the correlation between poor respiration patterns and functional pathology of the locomotor system

*Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests

*Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions: exercise in homologous static positions; position transfer during locomotor function; exercise progression using unstable surfaces; increased difficulty of the exercises utilizing resistance, dual tasking and other challenges

*Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies

*Cover the basics of application of DNS concept in sport training

*Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education

*Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”)

*A Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by local instructor


Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee of 50 Euros. The DNS A test is completely automatic and on line. As soon as you register, you will receive a unique link to start the test. The test is designed to sharpen your understanding and reinforce the concepts of DNS to make you a better trainer, therapist or physician. The test is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions, including 10 picture questions. You can spend as much time as you want to take the test. To pass the test you must answer 35 out of the 50 questions correctly. You will get a maximum of three attempts to pass the test. As soon as you submit your test, you will receive your results immediately both on the screen and they will be sent to you via email. Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.

Please book online via our payment option call 01483 504314 to book you place today. Spaces are limited to 10. Full payment will be taken on booking, refunds can only be given on cancellations up to September 27th 2020.


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