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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Pediatric course Part I

Course Date

Start: 20th July 2023 @ 08:30am
End: 23rd July 2023 @ 13:00pm

Course Location

Busto E20
Viale Rimembranze, 1 , Busto Arsizio, Italy


Course Description


  • The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement and gait. This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life. Therefore, the “Prague School” emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes.


  • The “Prague School” of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine was established by key neurologists/physiatrists, all of whom were giants in the 20th Century rehabilitation movement: Professors’ Vaclav VojtaKarel LewitVladimir Janda, and Frantisek Vele.


  • Based upon the groundbreaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles described by these mentors, Pavel Kolar has organizedthe next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. This new rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).


Pediatric course part 1  (24 contact hours)

Course objectives

This is a 4 days course for attendees who works primarily with pediatric clients.

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of developmental kinesiology in depth with an emphasis on development during the first year of life. Basic sagittal stabilization, postural-locomotion function, stepping forward and supporting extremity function.

  2. Describe the basis for primitive reflexes and postural reactions and their roles in developmental kinesiology.

  3. Red flags in the development during the first year of life.

  4. Assessment of baby’s developmental age. Developmental and chronological age correlation (baby demonstration)

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

  6. Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional DNS tests in children.

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

  8. Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.

  9. DNS principles for baby handling in positions that corresponds to developmental positions of the baby age 0-7m. Devices used for carrying babies, yes or no, how and why?

  10. Child with asymmetry (oblique neck, oblique pelvis, plagiocephaly and their consequences to the development)

  11. Demonstrations of baby assessment and treatment based on DNS principles.

  12. Toddlers and preschool children exercises according to DNS, easy positions without differentiation

After the DNS Pediatric 1 course participants should be able to assess the spontaneous locomotor function of a child and distinguished between physiological and pathological movement pattern. The emphasis is put on assessment of quality of a movement and assessment of the basic primitive reflexes.

Date and Hours

Thu July 20     08:30-17:30
Fri July 21       09:00-17:30
Sat July 22      09:00-17:30
Sun July 23     09:00-13:00



A Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by the local instructor to each participant.

Participants who would like to take part in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee. Participants are required to return the test to the Prague School instructor within 8 weeks following the course. Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from the Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

Dr. Elisabetta Misitano

Course Contact Email