Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Intermediate C Course
Instructor: Magdalena Lepsikova, MPT

This course runs from January 13-15, 2023

We will meet in-person at:

FunctionSmart

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

Course Time:

Friday- Sunday: 9-5

Course Fee’s:

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DNS “C” Course Objectives

  • Introduce advanced assessment methods – the integrated stabilizing system, locomotor stereotypes, respiratory stereotype
  • Describe the kinesiology of muscle chains involved in locomotion: stepping forward and supporting function
  • Discuss and workshop assessment and treatment of the pelvic girdle and hip joint: phylogenetic and ontogenetic aspects, anatomical parameters from developmental perspective, the most common pathological conditions – femoroacetabular impingement syndrome, arthritis, DNS assessment and treatment procedures
  • Discuss and workshop assessment and treatment of the shoulder girdle: phylogenetic and ontogenetic aspects, anatomical parameters from developmental perspective, DNS assessment and treatment in shoulder girdle disorders – hemiplegic shoulder, frozen shoulder, impingement syndrome, SLAP lesion
  • Discuss and workshop assessment and treatment of scoliosis: definition and classification, ontogenetic aspects leading to scoliotic development, risk factors, spine control in motor development, assessment of infants and adults with scoliosis and body asymmetry, bracing and DNS treatment positions and strategies
  • Discuss and workshop assessment and treatment of pelvic floor issues and women’s health: pelvic floor muscle function from developmental perspective; associated kinesiology between diaphragm and pelvic floor; typical postural disturbances, functional  trigger point chains, joint dysfunction and hypersensitive zones in gynaecological diagnoses; DNS assessment and rehabilitation for stress incontinence, anorectal dysfunction, amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea, functional sterility, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain syndromes, vertebral-visceral relationships; rehabilitation for pregnant females
  • Cover general DNS self-treatment advanced techniques
  • Provide more complex clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate more advanced DNS protocols into regular practice.
  • Establish individual goals (DNS understanding & skills) for students to be optimally prepared for the next level of training (Course “D” in Prague)
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Instructor: Magdalena Lepsikova, MPT

Magdalena Lepsikova graduated from Charles University Prague, Dept. of Physical Therapy and specializes in rehabilitation of locomotor system dysfunction of adults and children. Since 2001, she has been physiotherapist at the Physical Therapy Department, Motol University Hospital, Prague. Since 2005, she has worked at 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague as a lecturer. She regularly instructs both medical and physiotherapy students at the hospital. In 2007, she won the prize “The teacher of the year” at 2nd Faculty of Medicine. Read More.

 

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).