Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) according to Kolar

DNS Basic course a

April 24th-26th, 2020

About The Course

Course Objectives 

  1. Improve understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life

  2. Identify and describe key milestones in human development

  3. Introduce the three level of sensorimotor control in functional assessment and treatment

  4. Demonstrate the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood

  5. Introduce new terminology pertinent to rehabilitation such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine

  6. 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

  7. Identify common stereotypes of faulty postural stabilization (“open scissors syndrome”, forward drown posture, backward drown posture, “hour glass syndrome”)

  8. Explain and demonstrate biomechanics of homologous, ipsilateral and contralateral postural-locomotion patterns; closed and opened kinematic chains, stepping forward and supporting function

  9. Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns

  10. Demonstrate the correlation between poor respiration patterns and functional pathology of the locomotor system

  11. Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests

  12. 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

  13. Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies

  14. Cover the basics of application of DNS concept in sport training

  15. Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education

  16. Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”) 

Prague School Fee
Registration does not include the mandatory Prague School Fee of 80 euros. You must pay this fee to attend the course.

18 hours approved CEUs available for IL and WI.
If you need CEUs for another state, contact the organizer before registering.


Instructor: Erin McGuire, PT, OCS

Dates: April 24-26, 2020

Hours: Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9-2pm

L​ocation:  Running Iron Performance
3350 Salt Creek Lane Suite 109
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Fee: $795 Professionals + €80 Prague fee (without CEUs)
$820 Professionals + €80 Prague fee (with CEUs)
$495 Students + €80 Prague fee

(valid student ID required)
$495 Audit Rate (if you have previously taken DNS Basic Course A)  $520 with CEUs

Early Bird: $750 for professionals + €80 Prague fee (without CEUs)
$775 Professionals + €80 Prague fee (with CEUs)
(valid until March 14, 2020)


3350 Salt Creek Lane
Suite 109
Arlington Heights, IL 60005


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Monday        9-12   2-8
Tuesday        9-7
Wednesday  9-12   3-8
Thursday      9-7
Friday            9-3
Saturday       9-2

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