DNS Strength Training 2 – Vancouver 2022

DNS Strength Training 2 is a 3-day course that starts with part 2 of the DNS Exercise course series and finishes with a full-day immersion in its application to strength training.

In DNS Strength Training 2 we apply sagittal plane strength to differentiated patterns, teaching participants how to train, restore and control rotations/turning, load-transfers, and locomotion.

For exercise and rehab professionals, trainers, and clinicians alike.

Pre-requisites: DNS Clinical A or DNS Exercise 1

General Course Description

Etiology of musculoskeletal pain, in particular back pain, is often evaluated from an anatomical and biomechanical standpoint, and the influence of external forces (i.e. loading) acting on the spine. What is often missing is the evaluation of internal forces induced by the patient's own musculature. The stabilizing function of muscles plays a critical and decisive postural role, which in turn, is dependent on the quality of central nervous system (CNS) control. Kolar's approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a new and unique approach explaining the importance of the neurophysiological principles of the movement system. The DNS encompasses principles of developmental kinesiology during the 1st year of the life; these principles define ideal posture, breathing stereotypes and functional joint centration from a neurodevelopmental  paradigm. DNS presents a critical set of functional tests to analyze the quality of functional stability of the spinal and joint stabilizers, and to assist in finding the key link of dysfunction. The stabilization training approach is based on ontogenetic global postural-locomotor patterns. The primary goal is to optimize distribution of internal forces of the muscles acting on each segment of the spine and/or any other joint. In the DNS training concept, client education and participation are imperative to reinforce ideal coordination among all stabilizing muscles to achieve the best sport performance.

DNS Exercise Course attendees are advised how to start the training of ideal postural-stabilization function in basic, i.e. the easiest, positions and how to progress with the exercise by using more challenging positions, applying resistance and/or by adding limb movement to meet client's specific requirements and sport goals.

DNS Strength Training then applies these principles to strength and training.

Course Objectives

DNS Exercise Course Part II participants will:

  • Review developmental kinesiology in the context of adult optimal posture, sports performance, global motor patterns and the relationship to enhancing outcomes in sport and human movement.
  • Demonstrate exercises in higher developmental positions: tripod, bear, squat, lunge, step up and its modifications & training of body awareness.
  • Demonstrate exercises utilizing the principles of developmental kinesiology with elastic bands, barbells, weights, and gym balls.
  • Discuss & demonstrate DNS exercises for specific sport techniques: throwing, jumping, stroke, skating, etc.

DNS Strength Training Part II participants will:

  • Apply the foundational knowledge and skills from both DNS Exercise 1 and 2 to strength training.
  • Apply sagittal plane strength to differentiated patterns.
  • Participants will learn how to train, restore and control rotations/turning, load-transfers, and locomotion.
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Course Instructor: Dr Michael Maxwell

Through his consistent and exceptional exposure to some of the world's most recognized clinicians and educators, 20 years in the trenches helping clients and patients reach their goals, and his dedication to providing exceptional and comprehensive care in clinical practice, Dr. Maxwell is well-positioned to provide outstanding clinical continuing education. And more importantly, he is honoured to do so.

Dr. Maxwell is Canada's only Certified Instructor for Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Pavel Kolar. He is also Canada's only Certified Instructor for Michael Shacklock's Neurodynamics Solutions - Upper and Lower Quarter Courses.

Michael has been a fitness, health, exercise rehabilitation, and manual therapy nerd since 1998. As a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, kinesiologist, and Chiropractor, he has sought out key mentors, courses, and conferences to accelerate the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to help his clients and patients.

Frustrated by the lack of practical knowledge and skills provided in his Exercise Science undergraduate degree, and inspired by the extra-curricular conferences and courses he had previously attended, Dr. Maxwell began facilitating workshops and seminars that featured practical, hands-on content, taught by industry leaders. This is what led to the formation of Somatic Senses Education. Since 2003, Dr. Maxwell has organized well over 300 continuing education courses throughout Canada featuring industry leaders such as Lorimer Moseley, Donald Murphy, Stuart McGill, Pavel Kolar, and the outstanding Prague School Physio’s, Clayton Skaggs, Brett Winchester, Michael Shacklock, Dale Buchberger, Jack Miller, Clare Frank, Robert Lardner, Mark Finch, Charlie Weingroff, and many more! His mission is simple: provide evidence-informed, practical, and world-class continuing education featuring industry-leading clinicians, educators, and researchers, with the ultimate goal of improving the standards of patient care!

Dr. Maxwell currently works with a variety of patients including recreational and elite athletes, and non-athletes looking for fast results combined with long-term strategies for improved function and pain resolution. He has an extensive background in strength and conditioning and medical exercise. He is NCCP Level 1 Weightlifting certified and spent 10 years in the trenches as a strength and conditioning coach, medical exercise specialist, and Kinesiologist before he became a Chiropractor in 2007.

Certification in DNS

4-8 months of time to practice is required between Exercise I, II & III, if student is taking only the minimum of these 3 courses for certification.
We recommend taking additional classes or repeating any for better understanding and learning of DNS skill set. To ensure adequate practice with clients, the practical test can only be taken one year after completion of the first DNS course (either DNS Exercise I or DNS A) and after passing an online test after Exercise II course.
You may still choose to take DNS Exercise III prior to that 1-year span. However, if you wish to take the trainer certification practical test, you will have to re-take Level III again and sit for the practical test.
Practical test can only be taken after successfully passing an online test.

Additional Information

PREREQUISITE: DNS Strength Training 1

  • Electronic Hand-Outs provided by Prague School of Rehabilitation.
  • Electronic Certificate of ATTENDANCE distributed by the Prague School of Rehabilitation.

Ready to Register? Start Here

Step #1

Purchase a seat in the course from Somatic Senses below:

DNS Strength Training 2 – Vancouver 2022

May 20-22, 2022
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 8am – 4pm
Location: BCPTI, 6351 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC V7C 4V4

$995.00

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Step #2

Each person wishing to take a DNS course must pay a small fee (80 Euros) to the Prague School of Rehab, the originators and proprietors of all things DNS. Click on this Button to go directly to the Prague School Website and pay your Prague School Fee (80 Euros):

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