DNS Exercise 1 – Toronto 2024

February 10-11, 2024

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 Exercise 1 - 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 Exercise 1 Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
  2. Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  3. 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.
  4. Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
  5. Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually
    and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
  6. Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
  7. Demonstrate how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise strategies.

Course Schedule

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Step #1

Purchase One seat in the course from DNS Rehab Canada below:
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DNS Exercise 1 – Toronto 2024

February 10-11, 2024
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Movement Lab 
3611 Mavis Rd., Unit 11,
Mississauga, ON L5C 1T7

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


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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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