Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Women's Health

Instructor: Martina Jezkova, MPT
Organizer: Michael Rintala, DC

This course runs from August 19-21, 2022

We will meet in-person at:

Function Smart Physical Therapy

5945 Pacific Center Drive

San Diego, CA 92121 USA

DNS Course payment

Teaching hours: 

Day 1: 9am – 5pm

Day 2:  9am- 5pm

Day 3: 9am -5pm

Course Fee’s:

Early bird price: $795

After July 20: $895

*Prague School Fee Included

DNS Course payment

DNS Women's Health Course
August 19-21, 2022
Tentative Course Schedule

Day 1 Friday – August 19, 2022

  • 9.00-10.30 Developmental Kinesiology & Ontogenetic influence on pelvic floor function
  • 10.45 – 12.30 Functional relationship between diaphragm and pelvic floor. Pelvic floor integration in global movement patterns
  • 13.30 – 15.00 DNS clinical testing: basic tests to evaluate integrated stabilization system of the spine
  • 15.15 – 17.00 Activation of optimal trunk stabilization: 3 month supine, 3 months prone, quadruped, bear, squat positions

Day 2 Saturday – August 20, 2022

  • 9.00-10.30 Functional sterility
  • 10.45 – 12.30 Introduction to Ludmila Mojzisova assessment and treatment concept
  • 13.30 – 15.00 Clinical assessment of posture and basic movement stereotypes
  • 15.15 – 17.00 Active exercises based on Ludmila Mojzisova koncept and DNS neurophysiological principles for patients with functional sterility

Day 3 Sunday – August 21, 2022

  • 8.30-10.30 Workshop: Soft tissue techniques and internal organs mobilization with a specific focus on functional sterility
  • 10.45 – 12.30 Workshop: DNS based mobilization techniques for spine, ribs and pelvis
  • 13.30 – 15.30 Workshop: Breathing techniques to activate IAP, pelvic floor muscles and to mobilize internal organs
  • Treatment protocol for patients with functional sterility

More information about the course: https://www.rehabps.cz/rehab/course.php?c_id=2236

Course Objectives:

  • Basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life
  • The relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • Assessment of the integrated stabilizing system of the spine utilizing dynamic functional tests
  • Corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions 
  • Functional relationship between diaphragm and pelvic floor
  • Relaxation and activation of pelvic floor muscles 
  • Pelvic floor integration in global movement patterns
  • Functional sterility
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Non specific pelvic pain
  • Constipation
  • Pregnancy – importance of diaphragm and pelvic floor 
  • Soft tissue & visceral techniques, “active scar” treatment using barrier phenomenon according to Lewit
  • DNS based mobilization for lumbar spine and Lewit’s mobilization and relaxation techniques + self treatment techniques for pelvic region

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

DNS Course payment

Instructor: Martina Jezkova, MPT

Martina Ježková completed her Physiotherapy Master’s degree in 2001, at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Prague. She was a student of esteemed Professors Janda and Lewit, whom she later worked with at the Rehabilitation Clinic, University Hospital Motol, Prague.

In her 17 years of clinical rehabilitation practice at the University hospital, Motol, Martina worked with a broad scope of patients, including babies with cerebral palsy and children with central coordination disturbance, scoliosis, neurological disorder patients, gynecology patients with functional sterility, pelvic floor dysfunction and other pelvic health issues. She also worked with professional and amateur athletes and elderly patients, to develop movement optimization strategies. In 2018 Martina opened her own private physiotherapy practice, outside of Prague.

Martina was certified therapist in Reflex Locomotion according to Vojta since 2004 and attends regular refresher courses. She has completed numerous professional development and instructor level trainings, including: Development Kinesiology in Rehabilitation and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization principles (with Prof. Pavel Kolář), Manipulative Therapy in rehabilitation and Post Isometric Relaxation, soft tissue manipulation and manipulation of spine and extremity with Prof. Karel Lewit and Functional Sterility assessment and treatment according to Mojžíšová. In January 2014 Martina completed her first Yoga Instructor certification in Australia. Since 2014 she has continued to study and incorporate Yoga as part of her approach to movement rehabilitation and in 2018, she became a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. Martina has also completed short courses in Klapp crawling (based on developmental kinesiology), Kinesiotaping, Fascial manipulation techniques according Stecco, fascial

Yoga and Yoga for MS patients. Martina closely works under Professors Pavel Kolar’s supervision and teaches movement rehabilitation approaches, both nationally and internationally. From 2002 to present, she has been an instructor in rehabilitation at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, teaching both Physiotherapy and Medical students. Since 2004, Martina has served as a certified instructor in Musculoskeletal Techniques according to Lewit and since 2001 as an international certified instructor in Developmental Kinesiology and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolář. Drawing from her clinical practice, Martina has also developed specialized DNS courses in Women’s Health and in the application of DNS principles to Yoga in Rehabilitation.

Organizer: Dr. Michael Rintala 

Dr. 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).