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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation Basic Course A

Course Date

Start: 28th October 2022 @ 09:00am
End: 30th October 2022 @ 15:00pm

Course Location

AECC University College
13-15 Parkwood Road, Boournemouth, Dorset, England


Course Description

Please note that our course fee includes the 80 Euros Prague School registration fee

Course Synopsis

  •  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 undifferentiated, 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 undifferentiated 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


Course Schedule (Tentative)

Day 1

09:00 – 10:30     Developmental Kinesiology, Ontogenesis – Basic Principles

10:30 – 10:45     Coffee break

10:45 – 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 – 15:15   Coffee break

15:15 – 17:00   Stabilizing system of the spine: DNS postural tests – assessment principles

Day 2

09:00 – 10:30       Basic postural stabilization assessment and treatment principles

10:30 – 10:45     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 – 15:15     Coffee break

15:15 – 17:00     Postural stabilization : basic supine positions corresponding with developmental positions: hands on workshop

Day 3

08:30 – 10:30     Postural stabilization : basic prone positions corresponding with developmental positions   theory and demonstration: assessment and treatment/self-treatment principles:

10:30 – 10:45   Coffee break

10:45 – 12:30   Postural stabilization : basic prone positions corresponding with developmental positions:   hands on workshop

12:30 – 13:30   Lunch

13:30 – 15:00  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.

Optional Examination

Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee of 60 Euros.

The DNS A test is completely automatic and on line. As soon as you register, you will receive a unique link to start the test. The test is designed to sharpen your understanding and reinforce the concepts of DNS to make you a better trainer, therapist or physician. The test is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions, including 10 picture questions. You can spend as much time as you want to take the test.

To pass the test you must answer 35 out of the 50 questions correctly. You will get a maximum of three attempts to pass the test. As soon as you submit your test, you will receive your results immediately both on the screen and they will be sent to you via email.

Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.


Michal graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University in Prague, achieving Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 1998. Specializing in rehabilitation of locomotor system dysfunction and in functional treatment of clients with vertigo and balance problems, but also treating patients with various neurological and orthopaedic diagnosis Michal worked as physical therapist at the Department of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, University Hospital Motol in Prague for more than 10 years. Since November 2011 Michal works as senior physiotherapist at Professor Kolar’s private Centre of Movement Medicine located in Prague (

Michal is certified therapist in Reflex Locomotion according to Vojta, Mobilization and Relaxation Techniques according to Lewit, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar. Michal has also been trained in the Treatment of Functional Disorders of Orofacial System by Dr. Clayton Skaggs (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) and in Trigger Point Treatment according to Prof. Simons (DeKalb Medical Centre, Atlanta, USA). Michal completed course in method of Quadruped Locomotion and Creeping according to Klapp, courses in Kinesiotaping, being also certified in application of Physical Therapy Modalities (Noninvasive laser therapy and magnetic field therapy). Myoskeletal ultrasound examination.

Since 2003 Michal has been appointed team clinician for the Czech National Cross-Country Skiing Team and Czech National Hockey Team. Michal has been functionally evaluating and treating elite athletes on daily basis also traveling with the teams for International World Championships and Olympic Games. In his work with professional athletes Michal focuses on treatment, prevention and enhancement of sport performance.

Michal Truc closely works under Professors Pavel Kolar’s supervision, becoming an expert in the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization approach. He acts as certified instructor in Developmental Kinesiology and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization since 2001. He has been teaching the DNS courses in Czech Republic, Slovakia and other European countries, Japan, China,Taiwan, North and South America.


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Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

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