DNS – Course A – Calgary 2019

DATE: Oct 11-13, 2019
9:00-5:00 Fri – Sun

$995.00

General Course Objectives

The purpose of this introductory DNS course is to:

  • Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • Demonstrate understanding of new terminology such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of reflex locomotion:  locomotor patterns - stepping and support function and stimulation zones.
  • Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
  • Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
  • Perform the basic techniques for reflex locomotion, i.e. reflex turning 1 & 2, and reflex creeping:  initial positioning and anticipated movements, key zones and their vectors.
  • Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions used in reflex locomotion.  Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies.
  • Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education.
  • Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”).
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About 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).

Your Instructors

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Your Instructor

Zuzana Suzan

All Czech physiotherapists (CPT’s) have at least five years of clinical experience studying from and working with Professor Pavel Kolar, becoming highly skilled in his techniques. They are all full-time, active staff members 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. The physiotherapists serve as instructors in rehabilitation to both medical and physiotherapy students at Charles University. Some instructors also currently work as full-time or part-time therapists in Professor Kolar’s Center of Movement Medicine. The CPT’s not only assist Prof. Kolar during his courses in Prague and abroad, but also serve as independent lead instructors of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar in DNS Courses world wide. 

In addition, the CPT’s are involved in various research projects studying the clinical effect of DNS, becoming experts in DNS application in specific topics such as DNS assessment and treatment of neurological, orthopedic or pediatric clients; DNS application in sport, fitness and exercise; DNS to improve female’s health; application of DNS principles in mobilization and relaxation techniques; combining DNS concepts with Yoga principles; and DNS treatment for clients with viscero-somatic symptoms etc. 

All CPT’s involved in the international instruction program of DNS have earned Master’s degrees in Physiotherapy. They have studied extensively with Professor Karel Lewit, an international authority in manual medicine for more than 5 decades and the founder of the internationally renowned “Prague School of Manual Medicine & Rehabilitation”. They have completed a 6-week course in Manual Medicine under Prof. Lewit or under his certified instructors. Most CPT’s also completed the instructor’s course in “Manual Techniques according to Lewit” thus being certified instructors in Manual Medicine in the Czech Republic.

Finally, all CPT instructors have completed an 8-week course in Reflex Locomotion according to Vojta to become certified Reflex Locomotion practitioners. Marcela Safarova, DPT, PhD and Sarka Spanehlova, MPT also serve as certified Reflex Locomotion international instructors. 

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Your Instructor

Dr Michael Maxwell

Dr. Michael Maxwell has been a fitness, health, exercise rehabilitation and manual therapy nerd since 1998. As a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, kinesiologist, and Chiropractor, he has sought out key mentors, courses, and conferences to accelerate the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to help his clients and patients.

Frustrated by the lack of practical knowledge and skills provided in his Exercise Science undergraduate degree, and inspired by the extra-curricular conferences and courses he had previously attended, Dr. Maxwell began facilitating workshops and seminars that featured practical, hands-on content, taught by industry leaders. This is what led to the formation of Somatic Senses Education. Since 2003, Dr. Maxwell has organized well over 250 continuing education courses throughout Canada featuring industry leaders such as Lorimer Moseley, Donald Murphy, Stuart McGill, Pavel Kolar and the outstanding Prague School Physios, Clayton Skaggs, Brett Winchester, Michael Shacklock, Dale Buchberger, Jack Miller, Clare Frank, Robert Lardner, Mark Finch, Charlie Weingroff, and many more! His mission is simple: provide evidence-informed, practical and world-class continuing education featuring industry leading clinicians, educators, and researchers, with the ultimate goal of improving the standards of patient care!

Additional Information

There are no prerequisites to attend this course. Registration price includes Prague School fee, a value of 80 Euros. Snacks and coffee breaks included (Lunch is on own). Electronic Hand-outs provided. A Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by local instructor.

DNS – Course A – Calgary 2019

DATE: Oct 11-13, 2019
9:00-5:00 Fri – Sun

$995.00