DNS: 2-Day Basic Course “A”
18 hours course
Corona DNS-A 8-2 Format
8 registrant Limit per course
for social distancing & safety
3-Day Course condensed into 2-Days
What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization?
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a leading rehabilitation approach that has evolved from the world famous Prague School of Rehabilitation at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
DNS has taken the rehab world by storm over the past decade!! DNS clinicians in all aspects of clinical and sports rehabilitation have taken courses all over the world and are applying DNS principles in every imaginable venue.
Basic “A” Course
At the completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:
- 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”)
Tentative Course Program
Day 1 Saturday
9.00 – 10.45 Developmental kinesiology, ontogenesis – basic principles & application in sport.
10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break.
11.00 – 12.30 Postural–locomotiom function: definition of optimal and abnormal patterns.
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch.
13.30 – 15.15 Stabilizing system of the spine: DNS tests (workshop).
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee break.
15.30 – 17.00 Basic types of stabilization exercise utilizing optimal developmental positions and patterns – demonstration.
Day 2 Sunday
8.30 – 10.30 Active exercise prescription based on developmental positions (workshop).
10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break.
10.45 – 12.30 Active exercise prescription based on developmental positions – modification for strengthening exercise (workshop).
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch.
13.30– 15.30 Active exercise based on developmental positions: modifications to train basic sport movements: throwing, jumping, kicking, shooting, stroking (workshop).