DNS Weightlifting – Toronto 2017

With Dr Richard Ulm, DC

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About the Presenter

Richard Ulm is a former national caliber track and field athlete and university strength coach.  He has competed at several USA National Track & Field Championships, including the 2004 Olympic trials, and has trained the full range of athletes from average personal training clients to Olympians.  He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences and now practices in his multi-physician clinic in Dublin, OH.

In his practice (the Columbus Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center) he integrates his background in athletics with the DNS principles to provide the full spectrum of care from initial treatment to performance/technique work.  In addition to the DNS developmental exercises and evaluations, Dr. Ulm utilizes a lot of manual therapy with his patients.  He is fortunate to be able to treat an incredibly wide variety of patients from failed surgeries to professional athletes.  DNS has profoundly influenced the way he assesses, treats, and trains athletes.

In addition to teaching for Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Dr. Ulm speaks around the country on strength training, Olympic weightlifting technique, manual therapy and rehabilitation.


Course Description

The DNS Weight Lifting Course targets strength coaches, personal trainers and clinical professionals working with athletes and/or utilizing weight training in their treatments. Attendees of these courses should expect an improved understanding of DNS and its application to weightlifting.

DNS Weightlifting will be an DNS Exercise 1 course with an emphasis on weight lifting. Attendees will learn the basics of DNS and get an introduction as to how DNS principles may be applied to strength & conditioning — namely the squat, deadlift and bench press.


•Provide an enhanced understanding of the biomechanics of the squat, deadlift and bench press.

•Compare the different variations of the squat (high bar, low bar and front squat) for more precise implementation into training.

•Improve participants' understanding of the kinematics of stabilization for weight lifting.

•Provide proper cuing to enable coaches and athletes to perform the technique in a way that is consistent with DNS principles.


IMPORTANT: this is not an introductory course for these movements.  Attendees should have experience with these movements prior to attending.

No prior DNS courses are required.  DNS Weightlifting is an Exercise 1 course with an emphasis on weightlifting.  Coaches, trainers and physicians without any prior DNS experience can attend this course, which will count as an Exercise 1 course for the advancement through the DNS Exercise series.

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Course Outline


September 29 - October 1, 2017
Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 5pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 5pm


Toronto, ON



FITS Toronto
57 Carl Hall Rd, Suite 201
(inside Scotiabank Pond)
Toronto, Ontario


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