Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Instructor: Dr. Bill Tortoriello
Organizer: Michael Rintala, DC
This course runs from August 12-13, 2022
We will meet in-person at:
Platinum Physical Therapy
15 West Union Street Ashland, MA 01721
Early bird price
before July 20, 2022: $595
Regular Price: $695
This course is designed to introduce DNS principles as it relates to exercise, Sport and fitness training. We will be going over specific assessments, and active exercises that are designed to enhance movement performance and preparation.
Target audience: Clinicians, trainers, coaches, body work therapists, exercise physiologists & kinesiologists. Please contact the local organizer if you are part of a group that is not listed.
- 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.
*Space will be limited in order to provide an ideal ratio between instructor and students.
About the Instructor:
Dr. Bill Tortoriello graduated from National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) in 2006 as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Upon graduation, Dr. Bill opened his own private practice, Integrative Chiropractic. Dr. Bill has taken all varieties of DNS education offered, including all clinical and exercise courses, as well as special skills courses ranging from neurology and manual therapy, to orthopedics, scoliosis, and golf. Consequently, in 2014 Dr. Bill was certified as a formal DNS Practitioner, as well as one of only a select few DNS Pediatric Practitioners. While immersing himself in the traditional DNS principles, Dr. Bill has attempted to combine the knowledge gained from the Prague School with the primary, integrative approaches gleaned from other experts in the field of musculoskeletal medicine such as Shacklock and McKenzie.
In addition to maintaining a private practice in Chicago since 2006, Dr. Bill has also been honored to teach Functional Rehabilitation in the Clinical Sciences Department of his alma mater, NUHS, since 2015.
Dr. Bill strives to spread the DNS principles of movement, stabilization, and treatment to the Chiropractic profession, his students at NUHS, and more generally throughout the healthcare community.
Dr. Michael Rintala is one of the Prague School of Rehabilitation Primary Instructors teaching Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) in the United States. He is also a DNS Certified Exercise Trainer (DNSET).