DNS Clinical B – Victoria, BC

The DNS Clinical Course Series is for Clinicians and 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.

Course Objectives

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.

  1. 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

  2. Describe the basis for primitive reflexes and postural reactions and their roles in developmental kinesiology

  3. Introduce basic information about reflex locomotion according to Vojta

  4. 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

  5. Demonstrate and teach proper handling of infants

  6. Demonstration application of DNS assessment and treatment in adult patients with pain and dysfunction within the locomotor system – stabilization assessment and treatment strategy

  7. Postural analysis & testing of integrated spinal stabilization system – review of Course A tests and introduction to additional, advanced tests

  8. Integration of corrective exercises based on newly taught DNS functional tests

  9. 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

  10. Introduction to cortical functioning – body scheme, quality of relaxation, isolated segmental movements

  11. Provide more complex clinical management explanations for clinicians to better integrate more advanced DNS protocols into clinical practice

  12. Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “C”)

Course Outline


Course Instructor: Julia Demekova, MPT

Julia Demekova MPT is a 2007 graduate of Palacky University in Olomouc in the Czech Republic. She has been practicing MPT in Lipova Spa for the past two years. During this period, she has co-taught courses on manual medicine - mobilizations and soft tissue techniques – in accordance with the techniques of Professor Karel Lewit.

Since 2009, Julia has practiced at the Clinic of Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine in the Faculty Hospital in Motol in Prague, under the supervision of Professor Pavel Kolar. From the commencement of her work at Motol, she assisted in instructing courses on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, in accordance with the methods of Professor Kolar. Two years later (in 2011), Julia become a certified instructor in DNS: the first and only instructor from Slovakia. In addition to this, during this time she studied the methods of Professor Karel Lewit.

Julia has wide experience with the treatment of neurological, musculoskeletal and orthopedic patients: she worked in a spinal cord injury unit since 2009 until 2015. She still treats both adults and children with a variety of diagnoses. Julia combines in her daily work her knowledge from a wide variety of different courses she has taken: Diagnostics and the Treatment of Functional Disturbances in the Musculoskeletal System (2007); S-E-T concept (2009); Sensory Stimulation (2010); Medical Taping Concept (2010); Quadrupedal Locomotion in the Prevention and the Treatment of Functional Disturbances of the Axial System (2011), Developmental Kinesiology in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infants (2014) and Fascial Manipulations According to Stecco (2018).

As an educational assistant at the Second Medical Faculty, Charles University (located at the Faculty Hospital, Motol), Julia Demekova instructs students of rehabilitation. She also teaches students in Charles’ medical program.

Julia likes to practice sports medicine and has extensive experience with the assessment and treatment of the sports injuries of golfing professionals, runners, gymnasts and mountaineers. In her free time, she instructs a group on the conditional exercises for Jiu-jitsu. She has qualifications in TacFIT (Tactical Fitness - 2011); Julia is both a TRX and BOSU certified trainer (2012).

Julia has been an instructor in the DNS concept since 2011, and has taught clinical, sports medicine and pediatric courses in a variety of countries in North and South America (Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Canada, Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey,…), Europe ( Spain, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Sweden, UK, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia) UAE, Turkey and Asia ( China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore,…).

Julia is originally from Slovakia and currently resides in Prague in the Czech Republic. In her spare time, she likes playing golf, cycling and practicing yoga. She loves traveling, meeting new people and trying local cuisines all over the world.

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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.

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.

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Step #1

Purchase a seat in the course from Somatic Senses below:

DNS Clinical B – Victoria, BC

September 9-11, 2022
Friday: 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8am – 2pm
Total Body Health
#103 – 5118 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC


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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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