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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) Exercise Part 1

Course Date

Start: 23rd April 2022 @ 09:00am
End: 24th April 2022 @ 14:00pm

Course Location

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


Course Description

Course Description

Etiology of musculoskeletal pain, in particular back pain, is often evaluated from an anatomical and biomechanical standpoint, and the influence of external forces (i.e. loading) acting on the spine.
What is often missing is the evaluation of internal forces induced by the patient’s own musculature.

The stabilizing function of muscles plays a critical and decisive postural role, which in turn, is dependent on the quality of central nervous system (CNS) control.
Kolar’s approach to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a new and unique approach explaining the importance of the neurophysiological principles of the movement system.

The DNS encompasses principles of developmental kinesiology during the 1st year of the life; these principles define ideal posture, breathing stereotypes and functional joint centration from a “neurodevelopmental” paradigm. DNS presents a critical set of functional tests to analyze the quality of functional stability of the spinal and joint stabilizers, and to assist in finding the “key link” of dysfunction.

The stabilization training approach is based on ontogenetic global posturallocomotor patterns. The primary goal is to optimize distribution of internal forces of the muscles acting on each segment of the spine and/or any other joint. In the DNS training concept, client education and participation are imperative to reinforce ideal coordination among all stabilizing muscles to achieve the best sport performance.

DNS Sport Course attendees are advised how to start training of ideal postural-stabilization function in basic, i.e. the easiest positions and how to progress with the exercise by using more challenging positions, applying resistance and/or by adding limb movement to meet client’s specific requirements and sport goals.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
  • Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the basis of human movement: support, stepping forward, the bio-mechanics of motor function, the verticalization process & functional joint centration in pos-tural development.
  • Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
  • 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 in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
  • Demonstrate how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise strategies.


Course Schedule

Day 1

09:00 – 10:30 Developmental Kinesiology, Ontogenesis – Basic Principles & Application in Sport

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Stabilizing system of the spine, Postural – Locomotiom Function: Definition of Optimal and Abnormal Patterns

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 DNS Tests + DNS Exercise – sitting position (workshop)

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 17:00 DNS Tests + DNS Exercise – beginning of supine position (workshop)

17:00-18:00 DNS Tests + DNS Exercise – beginning of prone position (workshop)


Day 2

08:00 – 09:00 Group exercise – verticalization process from prone and supine, list of exercises, transition,feeling from position

09:00 – 09:30 Video analysis of posture in various sport activities

09:30-09:45 Coffee break

09:45 – 11:00 DNS Tests + DNS Exercise – quadruped+ modification for sport training (workshop)

11:00-12:00 DNS Tests + DNS Exercise – bear + modification for sporttraining (workshop)

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-13:30 DNS Tests + DNS Exercise – squat + modification for sporttraining (workshop)

13:30-14:00 FAQ, Discussion



Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Carleen Coombes

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