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
What's the Intent of DNS Strength Training?
The purpose of both DNS-ST1 and DNS-ST2 is to introduce the fundamental principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and enable attendees to apply these principles to traditional strength training movements such as a kettlebell swing, dumbbell shoulder press or barbell back squat. The fundamental principles of DNS are in fact fundamental principles of human movement and function. Optimizing or rehabilitating movement and performance requires a sound understanding of these principles and the ability to apply them to the athlete’s or client’s movements. In these courses, the focus is to optimize postural control and stabilization patterns within the traditional strength training movements. This is no easy task. The end goal of these courses is to make this difficult task possible so that coaches and therapists can more effectively train their clients and patients.
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.
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.
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.
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
Purchase a seat in the course from Somatic Senses below:
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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