DNS Intermediate Course "C"

For therapists who have done the A and B standardized DNS courses or DNS Pediatrics 1 and DNS B.

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

DNS "C" Course Objectives (continued)

• 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)

Optional Examinations


Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee of 100 Euros.

The test will consist of an analysis of adult patients.  A CD of video will be given to participant for analysis.  Participants are required to return the test to the local instructor within a month after the course. Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a  Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.

May only re-take the test 3 times.

The clinician would be required to repeat one or more courses, to be determined by the DNS committee and based upon weaknesses noted leading to failed testing, before re-qualifying for certification testing.


Your Instructor

Jana Vesela, MPT

Jana serves as physiotherapist at Clinic of Rehabilitation ad Sports Medicine, Faculty Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic. She works at both out and in-patient department where she deals with various types of pediatric, neurologic, orthopedic, myoskeletal and internal diagnoses. Mrs. Vesela has been involved in the international instruction program of Prague School myoskeletal techniques including Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar (DNS) since 2009. She has completed a 6-week course in Manual Medicine according to prof. Lewit. Jana Vesela has also completed an 8-week course in Reflex Locomotion according to Vojta to become certified Reflex Locomotion practitioner.

She has experienced Professor Pavel Kolar's techniques for more than five years as a full-time, active staff member of the?Rehabilitation Clinic, University Hospital Motol, 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague, where Professor Kolar serves as the head of the Rehabilitation Clinic and also of the Physiotherapy School. She serves as instructor in rehabilitation to both medical and physiotherapy students at Charles University.? Jana Vesela has instructed the concept of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization in various European countries, in the US and Australia. ?Being an active athlete and playing frisbee, Mrs. Vesela is especially interested and skilled in the application of the DNS principles in physical exercise and various sport stereotypes.

Ready to Register? Start Here

Step #1

Each person wishing to take a DNS course must pay a small fee (80 Euros) to the Prague School of Rehab, the originators and proprietors of all things DNS. Click on this Button to go directly to the Prague School Website and pay your Prague School Fee (80 Euros):

(scroll to the very bottom of the linked page)

Step #2

Purchase your seat in the course from Somatic Senses below:

DNS “C” Course – Toronto 2020

June 12-14, 2020
Exact Hours TBD
Location TBD (Greater Toronto Area)

$995.00 $895.00

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