DNS Clinical A – Ottawa March 2024

March 22 – 24, 2024

The DNS Clinical Course Series is based on neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, muscle physiology, and kinesiology, with an emphasis on diagnostics.

These courses are limited to licensed health professionals (MD, DO, PT, DC, OT, ATC, massage therapists).

All clinical courses are 3-day, 18-hour courses.

General Course Objectives


DNS A introduces the fundamentals of developmental kinesiology and ontogenesis with a heavy emphasis on defining, assessing, and restoring optimal sagittal stabilization through the non-differentiated developmental positions. This course is often an eye-opener for participants, who will walk away with unparalleled knowledge and skills in restoring optimal sagittal stabilization and a new lens to assess human movement.


  1. Improve understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life
  2. Identify and describe key milestones in human development
  3. Introduce the three level of sensorimotor control in functional assessment and treatment
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood
  5. Introduce new terminology pertinent to rehabilitation such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine
  6. 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
  7. Identify common stereotypes of faulty postural stabilization (“open scissors syndrome”, forward drown posture, backward drown posture, “hour glass syndrome”)
  8. Explain and demonstrate biomechanics of homologous, ipsilateral and contralateral postural-locomotion patterns; closed and opened kinematic chains, stepping forward and supporting function
  9. Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns
  10. Demonstrate the correlation between poor respiration patterns and functional pathology of the locomotor system
  11. Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests
  12. 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
  13. Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies
  14. Cover the basics of application of DNS concept in sport training
  15. Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education
  16. Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”)

Course Outline

Additional Information

There are no prerequisites to attending this course. 

  • 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 One seat in the course from DNS Rehab Canada below:
(please register each person separately)

DNS Clinical A – Ottawa March 2024

March 22 – 24, 2024
FRIDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SATURDAY: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SUNDAY: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location:
Physiocare Physiotherapy and Rehab Centre
5035 Innovation Dr., Unit 200
Kanata (Ottawa), ON, K2K 0L5

***Times are placeholders and will be updated as the venue is confirmed and the instructor's travel arrangements are confirmed.

$1,095.00

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Step #2

Each DNS course participant 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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