Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “A” Course – Toronto 2018

With Martina Jezkova, MPT

About the Presenter

Martina Jezkova is a senior physiotherapist at the Motol Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation, Charles University, in Prague, Czech Republic. She completed her physiotherapy training in the Czech Republic. She also has completed numerous professional courses including the Brügger approach, the functional assessment and treatment according to Mojžíšová for pelvic floor and musculoskeletal conditions, Klapp Crawling for scoliosis treatment, and kinesiotaping. Since 2004 she has served as a certified instructor in musculoskeletal techniques according to Professor Karel Lewit. She is also a certified Vojta Therapist for newborns, children, and adult patients.

Martina has worked extensively with Professor Pavel Kolar at Motol Hospital for many years. She has advanced training in the application of Dr Kolar’s Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) therapy in clinical settings as well as for elite athletes. She is in high demand as an instructor, inspiring her students with her joyful and positive skilled teaching style, which she has applied to teaching DNS and yoga courses worldwide. As a qualified yoga teacher, she has integrated her knowledge of DNS with yoga when teaching both in private classes and therapeutic outpatient classes at Motol Hospital. She has been teaching “Yoga in Rehabilitation” courses in the Czech Republic for the last 5 years, and as the popularity of her classes grew she has been invited to teach this topic for osteopaths, chiropractors and physiotherapists in Canada, Europe, Australia, the United States and now Asia.


About DNS

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).

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.

Course Description

  • Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • Demonstrate understanding of new terminology such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of reflex locomotion:  locomotor patterns - stepping and support function and stimulation zones.
  • Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
  • Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
  • Perform the basic techniques for reflex locomotion, i.e. reflex turning 1 & 2, and reflex creeping:  initial positioning and anticipated movements, key zones and their vectors.
  • Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions used in reflex locomotion.  Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies.
  • Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education.
  • To  optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”).


October 12-14, 2018
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm (no lunch break)


Toronto, Ontario


SWAT: Synergy Wellness Attitude Training
Mississauga, ON L5G 1E8

Additional Information

Registration price includes Prague School Fee, a value of $80 Euro.

Notes will be distributed electronically 1 week prior to the course.

A Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by local instructor

Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee of 100 Euros.

The test will consist of an analysis of babies at various developmental stages . A CD of video will be given to participant for analysis.  Participants are required to return the test to the local instructor within a month after the course.  Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a  Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.


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