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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Course “A” – Calgary 2018
November 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm PST$895 – $1095
Course Schedule and Location
Saturday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm (breaks, but no lunch break)
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).
General Course Objectives
The purpose of this introductory DNS course is to:
- 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.
- Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”).
About the Instructor
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.