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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Pediatric course Part I

Course Date

Start: 26th January 2023 @ 08:30am
End: 29th January 2023 @ 17:30pm

Course Location

Designed 2 Move
Rondweg 15, UDEN, The Netherlands

5406 NK

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 organized the next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. This new rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). See video.


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. 1Child 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.

Structure of the DNS Pediatric educational track:

  • The basic Pediatric DNS Course (part 1) is over 4 days
  • The intermediate Pediatric DNS Course (part 2) is over 4 days
  • Advanced Pediatric DNS Course (part 3) 4 days
  • The Final Course D is over 6 days. This is the general course taking place in Prague both for participants following the standardized educational A-D track and the Pediatric DNS track.

DNS Pediatric educational track ground rules:

  • Students who have completed the Basic Pediatric course (part 1) can register to the Intermediate Pediatric course (part 2) or to the standardized course B (they do not need to attend the Standardized DNS A Course)

Eligibility requirements to apply for the final DNS course D (6 days course in Prague, by invitation only):

  1. Completion of pediatric courses parts 1-3, and at least two additional DNS workshops which may include: repeated pediatric courses 1-3, DNS standardized A-C courses, DNS skills review sessions, DNS exercise courses etc.

  2. Receipt of certificates of achievement in pediatric DNS courses parts 1,2,3 or in standardized DNS courses parts A,B, and C.

  3. Application for course D must take place no earlier than three years and no later than 7 years, following completion of DNS pediatric course part 1 or DNS standardized course A.

  4. Demonstrate adequate handling skills that are evaluated by the respective instructors during workshop practice sessions

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.

Pediatric DNS 1 test:

The test consists of 40 multiple choice questions and 10 picture questions.

Test fee: 60 Euros

Date and Hours

Thu Jan 26     09:00-17:30
Fri Jan 27       09:00-17:30
Sat Jan 28      09:00-17:30
Sun Jan 29     09:00-17:30


Designed 2 Move
Rondweg 15
5406 NK Uden


€ 775,-  early bird (before Sept 30)
€ 895,- regular
€ 995,- late

Full time student

Please contact us at for a discount code and send us proof of university enrollment

CPD points

24 points accredited by the EAC (ECU) and SCN

Extra information

This is a physical in-person seminar. Please bring appropriate attire for the practical sessions.
Lunch will be provided
Download course program here

Prague School Fee

Important: A € 100,- fee needs to be paid directly to the Prague School. You can do so here
This fee is NOT included in the course price

Presented by

Julia Demekova, MPT




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