Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Prague School of Rehabilitation
Basic Course A
With a Special
Osteopathy Integration Part 1
September 21-23, 2018
San Diego, California
We have put together a unique course introducing the concepts and principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), along with specific Osteopathic techniques to help address the facilitation of the deep stabilizing system of the spine
Osteopathic medicine and developmental kinesiology work together to optimize innate healing mechanisms by honoring the connections in anatomy and physiology to address complex patterns of movement and trauma.
This course evaluates the body as a unit with the understanding that restoring physiological motion requires a combination of passive and active therapies. In Clinical Course 1A osteopathic medicine will marry the practice of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with the evaluation and treatment of anatomical structure, inflammatory coordination, respiratory function, and neuromuscular health. By combining the subtle and specific techniques of osteopathic medicine with mindful developmental movement it is possible to stabilize the vulnerabilities of past injuries and optimize physical health.
Osteopathic Center of San Diego
3706 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)?
The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement and gait. This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life. Therefore, the “Prague School” emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes.
•The “Prague School” of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine was established by key neurologists/physiatrists, all of whom were giants in the 20th Century rehabilitation movement: Professors’ Vaclav Vojta, Karel Lewit, Vladimir Janda, and Frantisek Vele.
•Based upon the groundbreaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles described by these mentors, Pavel Kolar has organized the next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. This new rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).
Martina Ježková, DPT:
Martina Ježková completed her Physiotherapy Master’s degree at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University, Prague in 2001. Since, she has been working as a physiotherapist at the Rehabilitation Clinic, University Hospital Motol in Prague both at the outpatient and inpatient departments. In 2002, she became an instructor in rehabilitation, teaching both physiotherapy and medical students at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague.
Specialized in the functional assessment and treatment of both adult and paediatric patients, she has completed numerous professional courses including the Brügger approach; functional assessment and treatment according to Mojžíšová; Klapp Crawling.
A certified Vojta therapist since 2004, Martina has completed courses in Reflex Locomotion, “Vojta treatment approach for adult, children, and newborn patients”. Martina has, since 2004, served as a certified instructor in musculoskeletal techniques according to Lewit and since 2005, as an international certified instructor in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar.
In her rehabilitation practice, Martina particularly focuses on the treatment of babies with cerebral palsy, children with central coordination disturbance, neurological patients and gynaecologic patients with functional sterility and urinary stress incontinence.
Michael Rintala, DC:
Michael Rintala, D.C. is in private practice in San Diego, California specializing in sports medicine and rehabilitation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego. He graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1997.
The Prague School of Rehabilitation has been an important influence on Dr. Rintala’s approach to patient care. He has been studying the principles and techniques of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with Prof. Pavel Kolar since 2004.
Dr. Rintala has been part of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour Sports Medicine Team since 2004. He is also a treating doctor for the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and a wide variety of other organizations ranging from Dance to Action Sports.
Dr. Rintala is one of the Prague School of Rehabilitation Primary Instructors Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) in the United States. He is also a DNS Certified Exercise Trainer (DNSET).
Roger Mignosa, DO:
Roger Mignosa, D,O. is a physical medicine & rehabilitation physician, clinical professor, and an exercise physiologist. He integrates osteopathic medicine, exercise science, positive psychology, and traditional healing practices to help his patients optimize their innate healing capacity.
He is a physician at the University California, San Diego and Director of Rehabilitation at the Osteopathic Center San Diego. He teaches at numerous medical schools including the University of Arizona, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and serves as medical staff for the World Surf League.
Prior to medical school Dr. Mignosa served as a Rotary Goodwill Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Queensland, Australia where he studied clinical exercise science after which he led an exercise physiology practice in Orange County, California. He has lectured at both national and international medical conferences in the fields of pain, rehabilitation, exercise science, and mental health.
Michael Rintala, D.C.
Roger Mingosa, D.O.
Course Fee's and Registration Instructions:
*Prague School fee included*
Early Bird course fee is: $750 Before September 1, 2018
The course fee after September 1, 2018 is: $850