DNS Strength Training 1 - Vancouver 2021

This class, and the subsequent DNS Strength Training 2, is designed for trainers, strength coaches and
rehabilitation specialists (DC, PT, ATC, etc) who utilize traditional strength training movements with their clients and/or athletes. This course is excellent for someone who does performance training as well as someone who does rehabilitation. The content covered in this course is applicable with both elite athletes and highly dysfunctional populations. Anyone can take this course; it is highly applicable to trainers, certified strength coaches and medical professionals.

Course Content: What does this course involve?

DNS-ST1 will cover all the material in the standard DNS Exercise 1 course and will, therefore, count as a DNS Exercise 1 course and entry point for more advanced DNS courses. This will serve as an entry point into the complex DNS model. As such, there is no pre-requisite for this course. We will cover the history of DNS, it’s founder Pavel Kolar, PT and the Prague School of Rehabilitation. We will also introduce fundamental DNS concepts such as functional centration, ideal stabilization stereotype, developmental kinesiology and functional capacity. Attendees will learn basic DNS tests and exercises based in developmental kinesiology up to 4.5 months during which time sagittal stabilization is formed. In addition, we will cover application of these principles to traditional non-differentiated, sagittal plane strength training movements such as hinging (barbell dead lift, kettlebell swing), pressing movements, pulling movements, and squat variations. The concepts covered in this course will be expanded upon in DNS-ST2.

Course Objectives: What should attendees expect?

  • Introduce fundamental concepts of DNS such as Functional Centration, sagittal stabilization and Functional Capacity.
  • Introduce the Neuro-physiological concepts of human development (Developmental Kinesiology)
  • Explain ideal sagittal stabilization
  • Cover pathological postural stabilization stereotypes
  • Apply fundamental DNS concepts to traditional strength training movements (non-differentiated, sagittal plane movements such as hip hinging and bilateral pressing/pulling).

Course Schedule: 21 Hours of CE

Day 1: 09:00 - 17:00
Day 2: 09:00 - 17:00
Day 3: 08:00 - 16:00

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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!

Step #1

Click on this Button to go the Prague School Website and pay your Prague School Fee (80 Euros):

(scroll to the very bottom of the linked page)

Step #2

Sign Up Here With Somatic Senses

DNS Strength Training 1 – Vancouver 2021

Sep 11-13, 2021
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Monday: 8am – 4pm
Location: East Van Sports Rehab Clinic/Essentials of Athletics


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