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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation Basic Course A

Course Date

Start: 7th February 2020 @ 08:30am
End: 9th February 2020 @ 15:30pm

Course Location

Viale Duca d'Aosta 16, Busto Arsizio, Italy


Course Description


Please, besides registering with the organizer, register online with Prague School and pay individual registration fee €80,- excl. VAT (€96,80 incl. VAT)

Your online registration with Prague School is prerequisite to attend the course!

Course description:

Much attention has been given in recent years to the development, maintenance and decline of functional stability of the locomotor system. Indeed, emerging research has proven the existence of the deep, or core, stabilizing muscles and their impact in controlling safe joint motion. This is especially true for the joints of the spinal column, where the complexity of the biomechanical and neurophysiological demands is phenomenal. With the increased understanding of functional stability have arisen new theories regarding the etiology of functional pathology and also of effective treatment methods to restore stability. Unfortunately, these techniques have yielded less than satisfactory results for many frustrated clinicians. Some methods, although based on sound principles, have been criticized as impractical.


It is during this period that a new method of intrinsic locomotor system stabilization has arisen to dramatically gain the attention of rehabilitation specialists. Pavel Kolar, PaedDr., Ph.D. has indeed spawned a new manual approach to activate the intrinsic system and achieve exciting levels of improved function in a remarkably brief period. Based upon the principles of developmental kinesiology, the neurophysiological aspects of the maturing locomotor system on which the Prague school was established, he has expanded the scope of clinical options in an exciting new direction. Attendees to the course will be introduced to these methods.


One of the most exciting aspects of the course is that this method describes the first new manual approach to the treatment of radicular syndromes since Cox and McKenzie did so decades ago. The success of this method has gained a great deal of interest among clinicians around the world.

Course Goals:


Course attendees will have a clear 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.
  • The relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • The reflex consequences following central neural programs during the first year of life.
  • Functional stabilization of the spine
  • Correction of poor stereotypical respiration.
  • New terminology such as functional joint centration and decentration, stabilization, punctum fixum. In addition, posture will be discussed from a developmental point of view.

Course attendees will possess:

  • Skills to utilize the most important tests to evaluate the stabilizing system of the spine.
  • Skills for evaluation of breathing stereotypes.
  • The most important techniques used in active treatment of the stabilizing system of the spine utilizing the principles of ontogenesis.

With the above knowledge and skills, the attendee should be able to clinically apply these principles for:

  • Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system, vertebrogenic and radicular pain syndromes where the deep stabilizing system of the spine plays a crucial role.
  • Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system resulting from poor early development.

Course Schedule

Day 1

9.00 – 10.30     Developmental Kinesiology, Ontogenesis – Basic Principles

10.30 – 11.00   Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30   Developmental Stages in the 1st year of life – Physiological & Pathological Development

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch

13.30 – 15.00   Stabilization of Spine, Trunk and Pelvis in Sagittal Plane, Breathing stereotype (ideal and pathological models).

15.00 – 15.30   Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00   Stabilizing system of the spine: DNS postural tests – assessment principles


Day 2

9.00 – 10.30       Basic postural stabilization assessment and treatment principles

10.30 – 11.00     Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30     Postural stabilization: basic supine positions corresponding with developmental positions   assessment and treatment/self-treatment principles: theory and demonstration

12.30 – 13.30     Lunch

13.30– 15.00      Postural stabilization: basic supine positions corresponding with developmental positions: hands on workshop

15.00 – 15.30     Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00     Postural stabilization: basic supine positions corresponding with developmental positions: hands on workshop



Day 3

8.30 – 10.30     Postural stabilization: basic prone positions corresponding with developmental positions   theory and demonstration: assessment and treatment/self-treatment principles:

10.30 – 11.00   Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30   Postural stabilization: basic prone positions corresponding with developmental positions:   hands on workshop

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch

13.30 – 15.30  Postural stabilization: demonstration of higher positions corresponding with development  between 3-14 months: intro to DNS course B. Final discussion



A Certificate of ATTENDANCE is awarded by the PRAGUE SCHOOL to each DNS course participant.

Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take exam for an additional fee of 50 Euros.

The test is available online after the course, consists of 40 multiple choice questions and 10 picture questions. Participants are required to return the test to the PS instructor within 8 weeks after the course. Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.



Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Elisabetta Misitano

Course Contact Email