Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “B” Course – Calgary 2017

With Jana Vesela, DPT

About the Presenter

Jana Vesela serves as physiotherapist at Clinic of Rehabilitation ad Sports Medicine, Faculty Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic. She works at both out and in-patient department where she deals with various types of pediatric, neurologic, orthopedic, myoskeletal and internal diagnoses. Mrs. Vesela has been involved in the international instruction program of Prague School myoskeletal techniques including Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar (DNS) since 2009. She has completed a 6-week course in Manual Medicine according to prof. Lewit. Jana Vesela has also completed an 8-week course in Reflex Locomotion according to Vojta to become certified Reflex Locomotion practitioner.

She has experienced Professor Pavel Kolar´s techniques for more than five years as a full-time, active staff member of the Rehabilitation Clinic, University Hospital Motol, 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague, where Professor Kolar serves as the head of the Rehabilitation Clinic and also of the Physiotherapy School. She serves as instructor in rehabilitation to both medical and physiotherapy students at Charles University.  Jana Vesela has instructed the concept of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization in various European countries, in the US and Australia.  Being an active athlete and playing frisbee, Mrs. Vesela is especially interested and skilled in the application of the DNS principles in physical exercise and various sport stereotypes.


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 Objectives

Course attendees will have a clear understanding of:

  • Developmental kinesiology basic principles; ontogenesis during the first year of life, relationship between early ontogenesis and pathology of the movement system in adulthood (Course “A” review)
  • Primitive reflexes, postural activity, postural reactions: its importance in assessment, early identification of abnormal development
  • Assessment of newborn and babies during the first year of life, developmental age determination, practical & video demonstration
  • Assessment of spinal, chest and pelvic stabilization, assessment of breathing stereotype using the DNS tests. Advanced modification of the DNS tests, practical details in clinical evaluation. Practical demonstration with adult patients.
  • Basic principles of reflex locomotion and its application within the DNS: RT1, RT2, RC and 1st position
  • DNS therapeutic approaches training optimal sagittal core stabilization. DNS active exercise based on reflex locomotion principles and developmental positions. Review of the basic treatment positions demonstrated in course “A”, demonstration and practical workshop of advanced positions & modifications.
  • How to integrate the DNS with other rehabilitation approaches: myoskeletal mobilization and relaxation techniques
  • Cortical function & dyspraxia: assessment of body scheme; how to integrate cortical control within the DNS training.
  • Patient’s education and DNS self-treatment.
  • Parent’s education in proper baby handling
  • Getting ready for the DNS course "C"

Course Outcomes

Course attendees will possess:

  • Skills to utilize basic and advanced tests to evaluate the stabilizing system of the spine and breathing stereotype
  • Skills to integrate basic principles of reflex locomotion within the DNS techniques
  • Skills to utilize advanced developmental positions in active treatment of the stabilizing system of the spine and in patient’s education
  • Skills to determine developmental age and recognize signs of abnormal early development
  • Skills to assess quality of cortical function
  • Skills to integrate developmental principles within other rehabilitation approaches.

With the above knowledge and skills, the attendee should be able to clinically apply these principles for:

  • Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system including vertebrogenic and radicular pain & painful syndromes resulting from chronic overload
  • Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system resulting from poor early development.
  • Proper handling of babies

Course Schedule


October 27-29, 2017
Friday: 12:30pm - 6pm (please arrive early; class will start at 12:30pm)
Saturday: 8am - 5pm
Sunday: 8am - 4:30pm


Calgary, AB


Mount Royal University
Parking Lot 2
Enter at Recreation Entrance
Room U224-H, Athletic Therapy Lab

4825 Mt Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

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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