DNS Exercise 1 + Strength Training 1 – Calgary 2023
DNS Exercise courses are designed to introduce the neurodevelopmental approach to postural stabilization and movement.
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 clients specific requirements and sports goals.
These courses are designed for exercise and rehab professionals, trainers, and clinicians alike.
DNS Strength Training 1 courses include all the content of DNS Exercise courses PLUS an additional day dedicated to applying the knowledge and skills of DNS Exercise 1 to Strength Training.
This course is for rehabilitation specialists (DC, PT, ATC, etc) who utilize traditional strength training movements with their clients and/or athletes, or for those who want to learn how to! This course bridges the gap between the incredibly refined and detail oriented approach of DNS Exercise to strength and performance-based training. The content covered in this course is applicable with both elite athletes and highly dysfunctional populations. Anyone can take this course; it is highly applicable to trainers, certified strength coaches and medical professionals.
DNS Ex1 - Course Description
This course is designed to introduce DNS principles as they relate to exercise and fitness training.
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 patients 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 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 the 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 sports performance.
DNS Ex1 Course Objectives
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
- Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.
- Discuss and demonstrate the basis of human movement: support, stepping forward, the biomechanics of motor function, the verticalization process & functional joint centration in postural development.
- Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
- Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually
and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
- Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
- Demonstrate how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise strategies.
The Purpose of DNS Strength Training?
DNS Strength Training courses 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.
The 3rd Day - DNS Strength Training 1
After setting the foundation in DNS Exercise 1, we will apply these principles to traditional non-differentiated, sagittal plane strength training movements. The day will start by refining the principles of functional competency and capacity, including the diaphragms dual function and its role in strength training. Then for the rest of the day, we MOVE! Starting with a DNS FLOW warm-up and proceeding through workshops on a variety of hinging (barbell dead lift, kettlebell swing), pressing, pulling, and squat movements. To finish the day, we will perform a group training session aimed at feeling, refining, and training trunk stability under load and under (just a little bit of) fatigue.
Purchase a seat in the course from DNS Rehab Canada below:
DNS Exercise 1 + Strength Training 1 – Calgary 2023
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
***Times are placeholders and will be updated as the venue is confirmed and the instructor’s travel arrangements are confirmed.
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