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DNS Scoliosis Skills Course

This course is for practitioners who have taken DNS A course previously. It is designed to enhance your clinical skills and confidence in applying DNS principles and manual techniques in clients with scoliosis and postural asymmetry.

DNS Scoliosis Skills Course Objectives

  • DNS functional tests to assess individuals with scoliosis and body asymmetry
  • Hands-on workshop to refine manual skills when working with  patients with asymmetry
  • Review of sagittal stabilization, kids/adults optimal posture, sports performance
  • Disturbance of sagittal stabilization in child hood, adult hood & in athletes
  • Corrective exercise for individuals with scoliosis based on DNS and reflex locomotion
  • Clapp crawling –advanced variations

Objectives continued...

  • Asymmetry in adulthood, athletes – hands-on workshop – active exercises in advanced RL positions (modifications of RTII, III, hanging position)
  • Review of corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions (modifications of exercises in higher developmental positions – tripod, bear, squat, half kneeling, step up)      
  • Training of body awareness.
  • Clarification of how DNS corrective exercises can be  integrated into other exercise  strategies.
  • Video and patient demonstrations.     
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Course Schedule

Day 1

9.00 – 10.30     Developmental Kinesiology & Ontogenetic influence on scoliotic development, risk factors.

10.30 – 11.00   Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30   DNS functional assessment for asymmetrical poor posture and scoliosis, video-demonstrations

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch

13.30 – 15.00   DNS techniques to restore posture in scoliotic individuals, video-demonstrations

15.00 – 15.30   Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00 Patient demonstration: Complex DNS assessment and treatment of individual with scoliosis

Day 2

9.00 – 10.30       Workshop: treatment strategies for scoliotic clients; DNS positions specific for fixing asymmetrical and scoliotic posture

10.30 – 11.00     Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30     Workshop: DNS modifications, utilization of reflex zones and Klapp’s  crawling within DNS concept in scoliotic clients

12.30 – 13.30     Lunch

13.30– 15.00      DNS Self-treatment for clients with scoliosis, client’s education

15.00– 15.30     Coffee break

15.30– 17.00     Patient demonstration: Complex DNS assessment and treatment of individual with scoliosis. Final Discussion

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Petra Valouchová, MPT, Ph.D.

Petra graduated with a Master’s degree from the Department of Physical Therapy at Palacky University in Olomouc in 1998. She specializes in locomotor system dysfunction rehabilitation. She achieved her Doctorate in Kinanthropology with a focus on Biomechanics in 2001. Her main interest is biomechanics and the kinematic analysis of gait.

Since 2002 Petra worked as a physical therapist at the Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine Department at the Motol University Hospital in Prague. She treats adults and children with movement impairments caused by neurological, orthopaedic and traumatic disturbances.

Petra is also a university lecturer of physical therapy and general medicine at the Charles’ University Medical School. Her lectures include Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Bobath Concept and Vojta Reflex Locomotion methods. She has also specialized in surface electromyography assessment and has published several articles regarding surface electromyographical studies.

As of October 2011, Petra became Chief physiotherapist at the Centre of Movement Medicine located in Prague (http://www.cpmpk.cz)-which is one of the two private clinics owned by Professor Kolář- and oversees both departments of physical therapy since 2018.

Petra is a certified in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Vojta Reflex locomotion principles, Mobilization and Soft Tissue Techniques according to Lewit, and the Bobath Method for adults. She also completed courses in Neurodynamics according to Butler, Quadrupedal Locomotion method according to Klapp, Taping methods including Kinesiotaping, Stecco Fascia Manipulation, and the Barral Institute method of Visceral Manipulation.

Petra works closely under Professor Pavel Kolar’s supervision, she is an expert in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and is also a certified Instructor in Developmental Kinesiology and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization since 2002.

She regularly teaches DNS courses throughout Europe, USA, Canada, South America, China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia.

Petra currently resides in Czech Republic, near Prague with her husband, daughter and son.

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 fee:

(scroll to the very bottom of the linked page)

Step #2

Purchase a seat in the course from Somatic Senses below:

DNS Scoliosis – Victoria 2020

Oct 2-3, 2020
Exact Hours TBD (half days of coursework)
Location: Victoria, BC

$695.00 $595.00

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