Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Exercise/Sport 2

This course runs from June 11-12, 2022

We will meet in-person at:

FunctionSmart

5945 Pacific Center Blvd. Suite 510, San Diego, CA 92121

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Course Time:

Saturday 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

Course Fee’s:

Early bird price: $695

After May 1: $795

Student: $595

**The 80 EUR Prague School of Rehabilitation Fee is included in the course fee!**

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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 the 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 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 sport performance. 

DNS Sport Course attendees are advised how to start 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 client’s  specific requirements and sport goals.

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.

*Space will be limited in order to provide an ideal ratio between instructor and students.

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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).