Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Jul 21, 2023 12:00 AM - Oct 13, 2023 11:00 PM

Continuing Education

What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and how can it help my practice?   

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, or “DNS” as it is commonly referred to, is a manual and rehabilitative approach to optimize the movement system based upon the scientific principles of developmental kinesiology.  

DNS can help to normalize joint and muscle function, improve stability, reduce pain, improve quality of life and help maintain changes gained in treatment.  

Personally I have utilized DNS into my practice for the last 10 years and find it a great complementive modality to my practice.  On one of my DNS courses I met a Chiropractor who has done almost all of the DNS courses and speciality and skills courses that Prague School of Rehabilitation offers.  I emailed him after and asked why did he choose DNS and this is what he said to me:   "Well, I long ago realized that no matter what form of manual therapy I provide my patients or what modality I use on them, as long as the intervention is passive I will not be able to address a significant part of their condition.  I also had several of my own physical complaints that were being managed but never completely resolved. I was searching for answers to chronic problems of both myself and my patients.  How can I best provide a rehabilitative exercise that creates a reflexive activation of muscles that have been chronically inhibited?  Before DNS, I was exposed to many forms of therapy and rehabilitation ideas that supposedly could get inhibited muscles to begin firing.  Unfortunately, all these forms of exercise focus on strengthening a particular muscle or group of muscles in isolation.  My experience was that the strength gains never translated to better posture, stability or movement patterns.  

 Already very familiar with the body of work of Vladimir Janda, I was intrigued to learn that Janda, along with many others, had a tremendous influence on this relatively new method from the Czech Republic called ‘DNS’.  I took my first clinical course and was immediately sold on its merits.  I was further convinced that DNS is the future of rehabilitation when I first experienced what a stable hip felt like for the very first time.  Never before did I experience a connection throughout my entire body as I did when a Prague instructor trained me in a developmental position.  That was 13 years ago, and it was the start of an incredible transformation of my practice."

 We are hosting three upcoming DNS courses in the 2023-2024 cycle.  

 DNS Peds 2 Aug. 3-6, 2023 2 with Petra Valouchova, PT, PhD (Prague instructor)- This is great for practitioners who specialize in working with pediatrics or practitioners who want to learn more about DNS in a different perspective then from the adult Point of view.   

Prerequisites: DNS Peds 1 or DNS B. - If you have missed Peds 1 and really want to get into the pediatric realm and be certified then there can be an exception made but DNS Peds 1 would have to be done before final certification as it is required for the full certification. 

Venue: Evolve Massage school at the former Clarion Hotel

To register or to learn more go here: https://www.expandlearning.ca/dns-peds2 

 DNS A Nov.18-20, 2023 with Robert Lardner, PT (International Instructor) - DNS A is the clinical tract and It gives you tools for assessment, treatment, rehabilitation tools for patients/clients and understanding the body in a different way.  Great compliment to any manual therapy practice

Prerequisites: MD, PT, AT, DO, DC, DOMP, OT, RMT, RN

Venue: Evolve Massage school at the former Clarion Hotel

To register or to learn more go here: https://www.expandlearning.ca/dns-a-1

 DNS Integrative Assessment with Robert Lardner, PT - Dates TBA - This is a great course on learning more how to integrate DNS into your existing practice which it will give you tools how to distinguish if the treatment strategy should be a manual approach or a rehabilitation approach first as well to find out DNS exercise should be given as there are many to choose from within the different stages of development. 

Prerequisites: DNS A

Venue: Evolve Massage school at the former Clarion Hotel

To register or to learn more go here: https://www.expandlearning.ca/dns-integrative-assessment