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.
At the completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology. Development during the first year of life: stabilization of the spine in the sagittal plane, development of the phasic movements coupled with trunk rotation. Spontaneous motor patterns during first year of life.
Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood. Posture will be discussed from a developmental point of view.
Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns
New terminology such as functional joint ‘centration’ and ‘decentration’, stabilization, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine.
Demonstrate an understanding of the most important principles of developmental kinesiology: locomotor patterns - stepping and support function and stimulation zones
Assess the deep spinal stabilizing system and utilize the most important techniques used in the treatment of the deep stabilizing system of the spine based on the principles of developmental kinesiology.