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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Weightlifting Course

July 27-29, 2018


  Over the last 10 years, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) has had a profound influence on the assessment and rehabilitation of both neurological and musculoskeletal patients.  Prof. Pavel Kolář’s explanation of movement, function and stabilization is perhaps the most detailed and comprehensive of its kind.  As powerful as the DNS approach may be within the medical profession, the detail and precision of this system makes it difficult for some to apply to weight training.  However, this approach is profoundly useful to anyone in the training profession: physical therapist, personal trainer, Olympic lifting coach, Doctor of Chiropractic or a traditional strength & conditioning coach.  Having a sound understanding of the principles of DNS will improve a coach’s ability to train their athletes to better performances while reducing the risk of injury 


  The purpose of the DNS Weightlifting course is to help coaches, trainers and therapists apply the principles and patterns described by Prof. Pavel Kolář to the complex movements found in traditional strength training.  Attendees should expect to gain the following: 

  • A better understanding spinal stabilization. 

  • Exposure to higher positions seen in development (ontogenesis) 

  • Introduction to traditional DNS exercises to train the coronal and transverse planes. 

  • Proper (ideal) movement strategies for common weight training movements such as the snatch, squat, deadlift, clean & jerk, bench press, etc. (**Not all of these movements can be covered; movements covered are decided upon by the organizer prior to the course). 

  • Proper cuing to achieve ideal strategies within these movements.  

  • Enhanced understanding of the biomechanical and anatomical factors affecting technique. 

  • Morphological considerations for technique individualization. 

  • Accessory exercises to allow ideal movement strategies in the complex movements of weight training. 

  • Sample programming for improved integration of DNS concepts into any weight training paradigm. 


  Instructor Richard Ulm, DC, MS, CSCS*D, USAW-1, CF-L1 comes from a long background as a strength & conditioning coach and nationally competitive athlete.  He has spent the last 10 years both training and treating athletes, all the while, applying the principles of DNS to his programs and into his practice.  


Course Hours:

Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9am-3pm


Richard Ulm, D.C.

Assistant: Michael Rintala, D.C.


For questions email Michael Rintala, D.C. 

[email protected]

Course Fee's and Registration Instructions:

The course fee is: $695

Student course fee is $595


The Prague School fee of 80 EUR:  *In addition, there is a fee of 80 Euros (~85 US dollars) for the Prague School, which goes towards research. You MUST sign-up on the Prague School website first. Follow the link below:

We are limiting the course to 30 spots!

*Payment in full is required to reserve a space.

*Due to the expense involved in hosting this event and hosting the presenter all registration payments are considered final, and will not be refunded except under special circumstances.

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