DNS Exercise 2 – Toronto 2022

After DNS Exercise 1 you've mastered the art of applying the science of sagittal stabilization, and you understand how essential this is to injury prevention, rehabilitation, and performance.  There's just one problem... you have learned how to turn yet! 😉You're like Zoolander without a right or turn. Worse yet, you can't even get down the runway 🤦‍♂️😆

DNS Exercise 2 transfers your foundational knowledge and skills for evaluating and restoring optimal postural stabilization in non-differentiated patterns and progresses into the ipsilateral and contralateral patterns.

Prerequisite: DNS Exercise 1 or DNS A

Course Description

The 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 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 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 the client's specific requirements and sports goals.

Course Objectives

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.

Course Outline

Approximate times. Please do not use for travel planning purposes.


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.

Certification in DNS

4-8 months of time to practice is required between Exercise I, II, & III if the 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 the 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 the 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 practice test, you will have to re-take Level III again and sit for the practical test. A practical test can only be taken after successfully passing an online test.

Additional Information


  • 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

Step #1

Purchase a seat in the course from DNS Rehab Canada below:

DNS Exercise 2 – Toronto 2022

October 8-9, 2022
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm 
Location: Toronto, ON


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Step #2

Each DNS 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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