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DNS – Exercise Course “Part II” – Vancouver 2019

November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm PST

$595 – $795

Course Description

This is Part 2 of the DNS Exercise Course series, which is designed to introduce DNS principles as they relate to exercise and fitness training.

Etiology of musculoskeletal pain, in particular back pain, is often evaluated from an anatomical and biomechanical standpoint, and the influence of external forces (i.e. loading) acting on the spine.  What is often missing is the evaluation of internal forces induced by the patient’s own musculature. The stabilizing function of muscles plays a critical and decisive postural role, which in turn, is dependent on the quality of central nervous system (CNS) control. Kolar’s approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a new and unique approach explaining the importance of the neurophysiological principles of the movement system. The DNS encompasses principles of developmental kinesiology during the 1st year of the life; these principles define ideal posture, breathing stereotypes and functional joint centration from a “neurodevelopmental” paradigm. DNS presents a critical set of functional tests to analyze the quality of functional stability of the spinal and joint stabilizers, and to assist in finding the “key link” of dysfunction. The stabilization training approach is based on ontogenetic global postural-locomotor patterns. The primary goal is to optimize distribution of internal forces of the muscles acting on each segment of the spine and/or any other joint. In the DNS training concept, client education and participation are imperative to reinforce ideal coordination among all stabilizing muscles to achieve the best sport performance.

DNS Exercise Course attendees are advised how to start the training of ideal postural-stabilization function in basic, i.e. the easiest, positions and how to progress with the exercise by using more challenging positions, applying resistance and/or by adding limb movement to meet client’s specific requirements and sport goals.

Target audience: Clinicians,  trainers, coaches, body work therapists, exercise physiologists & kinesiologists. Please contact the local organizer if you are part of a group that is not listed.

General Course Objectives

In DNS Exercise Course “Part II”, participants will:

  • Review developmental kinesiology in the context of adult optimal posture, sports performance, global motor patterns and the relationship to enhancing outcomes in sport and human movement.
  • Demonstrate exercises in higher developmental positions – tripod, bear, squat, lunge, step up and its modifications & training of body awareness.
  • Demonstrate exercises utilizing the principles of developmental kinesiology with elastic bands,barbells, weights, and gymballs.
  • Discuss & demonstrate DNS exercises for specific sport techniques: throwing, jumping, stroke, skating etc.

About 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.

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).

About the Instructor

Michal Truc graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague, achieving Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 1998. Specializing in rehabilitation of locomotor system dysfunction and in functional treatment of clients with vertigo and balance problems, but also treating patients with various neurological and orthopaedic diagnosis Michal worked as physical therapist at the Department of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, University Hospital Motol in Prague for more than 10 years. Since November 2011 Michal works as senior physiotherapist at Professor Kolar’s private Centre of Movement Medicine located in Prague (http://www.cpmpk.cz).

Michal is a certified therapist in Reflex Locomotion according to Vojta, Mobilization and Relaxation Techniques according to Lewit, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar. Michal has also been trained in the Treatment of Functional Disorders of Orofacial System by Dr. Clayton Skaggs (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) and in Trigger Point Treatment according to Prof. Simons (DeKalb Medical Centre, Atlanta, USA). Michal completed course in method of Quadruped Locomotion and Creeping according to Klapp, course in Kinesiotaping, being also certified in application of Physical Therapy Modalities (Noninvasive laser therapy and magnetic field therapy).


Since 2003 Michal been appointed team clinician for the Czech National Cross-Country Skiing Team and Czech National Hockey Team. Michal has been functionally evaluating and treating elite athletes on daily basis also traveling with the teams for International World Championships and Olympic Games. In his work with professional athletes Michal focuses on treatment, prevention and enhancement of sport performance.

Michal Truc closely works under Professors Pavel Kolar’s supervision, becoming an expert in the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization approach. He acts as certified instructor in Developmental Kinesiology and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization since 2001. He has been teaching the DNS courses in Czech Republic, Slovakia and other European countries, Japan and North America.

Course Outline


8.00 – 10.00 Review of developmental kinesiology principles to achieve optimal postural stabilization as primary prerequisite for sports performance. Ipsilateral and contralateral sport patterns.

10.00 – 10.15 Coffee break

10.15 – 12.30 Postural analysis - advanced DNS tests to recognize a “weak link” in the postural-locomotion pattern

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 DNS techniques to achieve optimal stabilization of the supporting segments and balanced co-contraction of core stabilizers

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00 Video and life athletes demonstration to analyze postural-locomotion function and determine treatment strategy to treat painful syndromes, prevent its recurrence and enhance sport performance


8.30 – 10.30 Exercise in advanced ontogenetic positions

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 – 12.30 Exercise in ontogenetic positions with elastic bands, weights and on unstable surface:

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 DNS exercises for specific sport techniques

15.30 – 17.00 Workshop cont., Final discussion

*Note: This is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

Additional Information

DNS Exercise Course "Part I" is the prerequisite to attend this course.
Registration price includes Prague School fee, a value of 80 Euros.
Snacks and coffee breaks included (Lunch is on own).
Electronic Hand-outs provided.
A Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by local instructor.


November 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
November 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
$595 – $795


Michal Truc, MPT


Greater Vancouver Area
Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 3A5 Canada + Google Map


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