Feb 4-5, 2023
DNS: 2-Day Basic Course “A”
18 hours course
3-Day Course condensed into 2-Days
12 CE Hours for California PT & OT
3413 W Pacific Ave.,
Burbank, CA 91505
Instructor: Craig E. Morris, D.C., DACRB
Course Dates: Saturday - Sunday,
Feb. 4-5, 2023
Meeting Times: 8 am – 6 pm (Both Days)
What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization?
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a leading rehabilitation approach that has evolved from the world famous Prague School of Rehabilitation at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
DNS has taken the rehab world by storm over the past decade!! DNS clinicians in all aspects of clinical and sports rehabilitation have taken courses all over the world and are applying DNS principles in every imaginable venue.
Dr. Craig Morris has studied at the Prague School for almost 25 years and is one of three original DNS international instructors since 2008. At the turn of the century, he would travel to Prague to study independently study with the Professors’ (the late) Karel Lewit, (The late) Vladimir Janda and Pavel Kolar. His 2004 Los Angeles area course introducing leading rehab clinicians to Professor Pavel Kolar provided a key boost for what would later be called “The DNS Movement”. He has utilized the brilliant work of Kolar on a daily basis for more than a decade, both in his clinic, in his DNS courses, and on professional athletes around the world.
Basic "A" Course
At the completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:
Improve understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life
Identify and describe key milestones in human development
Introduce the three level of sensorimotor control in functional assessment and treatment
Demonstrate the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood
Introduce new terminology pertinent to rehabilitation such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine
Define ideal postural stabilization from a developmental perspective: intra-abdominal pressure regulation, dual role of the diaphragm in stabilization and respiration, stabilization via co-contraction
Identify common stereotypes of faulty postural stabilization (“open scissors syndrome”, forward drown posture, backward drown posture, “hour glass syndrome”)
Explain and demonstrate biomechanics of homologous, ipsilateral and contralateral postural-locomotion patterns; closed and opened kinematic chains, stepping forward and supporting function
Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns
Demonstrate the correlation between poor respiration patterns and functional pathology of the locomotor system
Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests
Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions: exercise in homologous static positions; position transfer during locomotor function; exercise progression using unstable surfaces; increased difficulty of the exercises utilizing resistance, dual tasking and other challenges
Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies
Cover the basics of application of DNS concept in sport training
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”)