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 Intent: What’s the purpose of the course?
The purpose of both DNS-ST1 and DNS-ST2 is to introduce the fundamental principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and enable attendees to apply these principles to traditional strength training movements such as a kettlebell swing, dumbbell shoulder press or barbell back squat. The fundamental principles of DNS are in fact fundamental principles of human movement and function. Optimizing or rehabilitating movement and performance requires a sound understanding of these principles and the ability to apply them to the athlete’s or client’s movements. In these courses, the focus is to optimize postural control and stabilization patterns within the traditional strength training movements. This is no easy task. The end goal of these courses is to make this difficult task possible so that coaches and therapists can more effectively train their clients and patients.
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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