DNS Clinical B – Seattle, WA 2024
October 18 – 20, 2024
The DNS Clinical Series of courses is for Clinicians are 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.
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/physiatrists, all of whom were giants in the 20th Century rehabilitation movement: Professors Vaclav Vojta, Karel Lewit, Vladimir Janda, and Frantisek Vele.
Based upon the groundbreaking 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 rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).
DNS B we take the foundation of sagittal stabilization and apply it to differentiated patterns. We complete the developmental sequence and place our major emphasis on rehabilitating and training the ipsilateral and contralateral patterns. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the developmental sequence and the neurophysiological aspects of ontogenesis.
Demonstrate an understanding of developmental kinesiology and its relationship with pathology of the locomotor system: review theory covered in the A course and introduce more advanced theory, namely the verticalization process
Describe the basis for primitive reflexes and postural reactions and their roles in developmental kinesiology
Introduce basic information about reflex locomotion according to Vojta
Perform demonstration of assessments of babies: attendees will be able to recognize ideal and disturbed locomotor patterns and determine the developmental age of the babies
Demonstrate and teach proper handling of infants
Demonstration application of DNS assessment and treatment in adult patients with pain and dysfunction within the locomotor system – stabilization assessment and treatment strategy
Postural analysis & testing of integrated spinal stabilization system – review of Course A tests and introduction to additional, advanced tests
Integration of corrective exercises based on newly taught DNS functional tests
Exercise in differentiated ipsilateral and contralateral static positions, position transfer during locomotor function, exercise progression using unstable surface, resistance against “planned movement”, dual tasking and other challenges both in ipsi and contralateral patterns, transition between ipsilateral and contralateral patterns, training of isolated segmental movement
Introduction to cortical functioning – body scheme, quality of relaxation, isolated segmental movements
Provide more complex clinical management explanations for clinicians to better integrate more advanced DNS protocols into clinical practice
Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “C”)
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.
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DNS Clinical B – Seattle, WA 2024
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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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