Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “A” Course – Vancouver 2018

With Robert Lardner, PT

About the Presenter

Robert Lardner was born in Nigeria in 1961. His first career was as a professional ballet and modern dancer after studying at the Rambert Ballet Academy outside London, England. Going back to University he graduated from the Department of Physical Therapy, Lund’s University, Sweden in 1991. He has worked in several in- and out- patient rehabilitation facilities in Sweden prior to moving to the United States in 1992.
Having been a staff physical therapist at McNeal Hospital, Clearing Industrial Clinic, and a physical therapy supervisor at Mercy Hospital, he has also been in charge of physical therapy services at a number of private outpatient and sports clinics.
He has also studied with Professors of Janda, Lewit and Kolář from the Czech Republic who are pioneers of functional rehabilitation and manual medicine and who have strongly influence his philosophy and practice of physical therapy. He is a member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK)
Currently, he is in private practice in Chicago and teaches various rehabilitation seminars throughout the United States and Europe.

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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.

What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization?
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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”).

Date

April 20-22, 2018
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

Location

Vancouver, BC
Canada

Venue

Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC
V7C 0A2
Friday & Saturday:
Lifemark Sport Med Center
Sunday:
Oval Meeting Room 1055

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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