Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar (DNS)
A Developmental Kinesiology Approach

Functional Assessment and Treatment of the Throwing Athlete

September 8 - 9, 2018

2 - Day  Course in English

Teaching hours:

Day 1: 9.00-17.00 hod

Day 2: 9.00-15.00 hod


Centrum pohybové medicíny
Pyšelská 4
Praha 4 – 149 00 Chodov


Brett Winchester, DC


Alena Kobesova,MD, PhD

Course Program Taught in English!


When stabilization is not ideal, we will always have a change in the soft tissues.   Attendees will be taught how to accurately palpate trigger points around the shoulder girdle and how to use these points as an audit to learn if you are improving the patient functionally.  Trigger points, originally described by Travell and Simons, offers clues about dysfunctional muscles.  We often don’t directly treat the trigger point, but we assess them after our treatment intervention to confirm progress.  We also assess muscle length to determine if muscles have become shortened due to protective patterns around a joint.  Finally, we will discuss when to use myofascial release procedures around the shoulder joint.


Functional testing has emerged as the new buzz words in manual medicine.  Sometimes, clinicians struggle with selecting the proper functional tests then find themselves frustrated when their tests look exactly the same weeks later.  In my experience, if the right exercise is used there will be a noticeable change in functional tests during re-evaluation.  Functional tests are paramount for determining the portal of entry for the clinician.  For example, I never treat a patient with scapular instability that does not also have a tight posterior capsule around the glenohumeral joint, as they are correlated functionally.  Meaning, that the tight posterior capsule is perhaps a good thing in a poor functioning system.  Many practitioners would immediately treat the tight posterior capsule, which could destabilize the patient.  The throwing athlete has specific functional tests that should be investigated.  




-  review the statistics on injured throwers

-  discuss orthopedic interventions for the throwing athlete

-  understand what proper throwing mechanics entail

-  what makes the best throwers in the world

-  know what biomechanical faults to look for with certain orthopedic injuries

-  know which functional tests to use for the throwing athlete

-  understand what exercises could be used to remedy faulty functional tests

-  know when to use soft-tissue techniques

-  learn ideas on how to enhance performance for the throwing athlete


See short video by Brett Winchester inviting you to the course


Clinicians, trainers, coaches, body work therapists, exercise physiologists & kinesiologists
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Price: 338.8 EUR
(280 EUR excl. VAT)

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