This is a 4-day course for new attendees who have never attended any DNS course previously. In DNS Pediatric Course "Part I", attendees will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasison development during the first year of life. Basic sagittal stabilization, postural-locomotion function, stepping forward and supporting extremity function.
- Describe the basis for primitive reflexes and postural reactions and their roles in developmental kinesiology.
- Assessment of baby?s developmental age. Developmental and chronological age correlation (baby demonstration)
- Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
- Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional DNS tests
- Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of reflex locomotion:locomotor patterns - stepping and support function and stimulation zones.
- Perform the basic techniques for reflex locomotion, i.e. reflex turning 1, and reflex creeping: initial positioning and anticipated movements, key zones and their vectors.
- Use DNS principles for baby handling
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).
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). A Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by local instructor.
Participants who would like to take part in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee. Participants are required to return the test to the Prague School instructor within 8 weeks following the course.
Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from the Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.
DNS Pediatric 1 test: The test consists of 40 multiple choice questions and 10 picture questions. Test fee: 50 Euros