DNS Hip & Shoulder

Toronto 2022

DNS Skill Class with Focus on Hip and Shoulder Girdle

*Pre-requisite: DNS Exercise 2 or DNS B

*this will be a 2-day course focused on pathology, pathomechanics, kinesiology, and DNS approach to rehabilitation of the hip and shoulder.

Hip & Shoulder

This course is designed for experienced DNS therapists who want to better integrate DNS principles into their practice. This is an advanced course. As such, basic DNS principles will be reviewed and built upon. Brett Winchester and Michael Maxwell will all be teaching the course, so be ready to get a nice variety of application of DNS to assessment and treatment of the shoulder. As with all DNS classes, this course will involve a combination of lecture and hands-on workshop.

In this course the instructors will cover:

  • Biomechanics of the shoulder
  • Functional assessment of the shoulder according to DNS
  • Active exercises based in developmental kinesiology
  • Application of DNS to the throwing/overhead athlete

Course Objectives

  1. Developmental aspects: shoulder girdle functional stereotypes from developmental kinesiology perspective
  2. DNS functional tests for shoulder girdle
  3. Frozen shoulder, shoulder impingement
  4. Mobilization techniques for shoulder girdle
  5. Soft tissue techniques
  6. Training of body awareness of respiration
  7. Thorax and shoulder girdle centration in various developmental positions, facilitation of shoulder girdle muscle co-activation.
  8. Manual assisted movement.
  9. Functional stretching for shoulder girdle and upper extremity
  10. DNS corrective exercise for shoulder girdle stabilization
  11. DNS assessment and treatment for foot and hip centration
  12. Manual techniques to mobilize foot, hip and low back and to treat trigger points Foot and hip biomechanics from the developmental perspective; stepping forward, supporting function, foot and hip function during gait cycle
  13. Application of DNS based treatment techniques
  14. Patient’s education, self-treatment techniques

Course Outline

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

Brett Winchester

Course Instructor: Dr. Brett Winchester, DC

Dr. Brett Winchester lectures throughout the world, teaching his functional approach to patient care. Combining manual therapy, including joint manipulation and neuromuscular stabilization, with therapeutic exercise, Dr. Winchester effectively treats functional pathologies and acts as a catalyst for patients working to enhance their performance. 

Dr. Winchester is the founder of Winchester Spine & Sport located outside St. Louis, Missouri. His current appointments include: 

  • St. Louis Cardinals Team Chiropractor 
  • Advanced biomechanics course instructor at Logan College of Chiropractic 
  • Instructor and board member for the Motion Palpation Institute 
  • Chiropractic Rehabilitation Diplomate instructor 
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization instructor trained by Pavel Kolar 
  • Gestalt Performance (owner) 

Dr. Winchester’s published research includes topics such as offering a multidisciplinary approach for treatment of the pregnant population and foot dysfunction. Various chiropractic journals have also featured Dr. Winchester for his patient-driven treatment model. He also has authored two chapters for textbooks. 

Dr. Winchester enjoys treating professional and collegiate athletes and has gained a reputation for his sports medicine background. His expertise has placed him at the forefront of the ulnar collateral ligament rupture epidemic in professional baseball pitchers, providing insights into causation and effective treatment protocols. Still, his passion remains with diagnosing and treating the ailments of a diverse patient population with conservative-based protocols.

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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.

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Step #1

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

DNS – Hip & Shoulder – Toronto 2022

DATE: December 2nd & 3rd, 2022
Saturday 9:00- 5:00
Sunday 9:00- 5:00 
Location: Toronto, ON Canada


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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 the Prague School Website and pay your Prague School Fee (80 Euros):

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