DNS Course A – Toronto 2020

DNS Course A

These DNS courses are based on neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, muscle physiology and kinesiology with an emphasis on diagnostics.

These courses are limited to licensed health professionals (MD, DO, PT, DC, OT, ATC).

General Course Objectives

  1. Improve understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life
  2. Identify and describe key milestones in human development
  3. Introduce the three level of sensorimotor control in functional assessment and treatment
  4. Demonstrate the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood
  5. Introduce new terminology pertinent to rehabilitation such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine
  6. Define ideal postural stabilization from a developmental perspective: intra-abdominal pressure regulation, dual role of the diaphragm in stabilization and respiration, stabilization via co-contraction
  7. Identify common stereotypes of faulty postural stabilization (“open scissors syndrome”, forward drown posture, backward drown posture, “hour glass syndrome”)
  8. Explain and demonstrate biomechanics of homologous, ipsilateral and contralateral postural-locomotion patterns; closed and opened kinematic chains, stepping forward and supporting function
  9. Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns
  10. Demonstrate the correlation between poor respiration patterns and functional pathology of the locomotor system
  11. Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests
  12. Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions: exercise in homologous static positions; position transfer during locomotor function; exercise progression using unstable surfaces; increased difficulty of the exercises utilizing resistance, dual tasking and other challenges
  13. Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies
  14. Cover the basics of application of DNS concept in sport training
  15. Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education
  16. Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”)
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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!

Certification in DNS

OPTIONAL EXAMINATION

Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee of 50 Euros.

The DNS A test is completely automatic and on line. As soon as you register, you will receive a unique link to start the test. The test is designed to sharpen your understanding and reinforce the concepts of DNS to make you a better trainer, therapist or physician. The test is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions, including 10 picture questions. You can spend as much time as you want to take the test.

To pass the test you must answer 35 out of the 50 questions correctly. You will get a maximum of three attempts to pass the test. As soon as you submit your test, you will receive your results immediately both on the screen and they will be sent to you via email.

Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.

Additional Information

There are no prerequisites to attend this course. Snacks and coffee breaks included (Lunch is on own). Electronic Hand-outs provided. A Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by local instructor.

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 a seat in the course from Somatic Senses below:

DNS Course A – Toronto 2020

June 5-7, 2020
Hours TBD
Location: Toronto/Mississauga, ON

$995.00 $895.00

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