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

Exercise Course “Part I” with a special focus on Ice Hockey

September 20 - 22, 2019

3 - Day Course for students without previous DNS course work: 675 Euros 

2 - Day Course for those who took DNS Exercise I: 525 Euros 

Muskelcentrum Uppsala AB
Co: IFU Arena
Råbyvägen 77
75460 Uppsala


Michal Truc, MPT

Ruud Alsemgeest, DC

Course Payment and Organization

Ruud Alsemgeest, DC

Course objectives Sports & Fitness Courses


3 - Day Course for new DNS students without previous DNS course work: Price 675 Euros (+ 25% VAT) +  Prague School Fee 



2 - Day Course for participants with previous DNS course work  who only want to study ice hockey specific course program. Participants who already have taken Exercise I course previously but wish to review DNS basic principles are also welcome to take the whole 3 days course: Price 525 Euros ((+ 25% VAT) +  Prague School Fee


Besides standard DNS Exercise Part I objectives the following topics will be covered:

Basic core stabilization as a prerequisite for the locomotion pattern of skating.

Developmental kinesiology aspects for the ideal stereotype of essential movements for hockey players.

Balance and force transference strategies for skating locomotion patterns.

Three levels of central sensory-motor control for ice hockey training.

Cortical function – its importance for hockey; peripheral vision – rival’s position estimation to fight for a puck, vestibular function for orientation at the ice field; proprioception and somatognosis to prevent repetitive strain and overload injuries.

Cortical function integration within hockey training – cuing for subcortical and cortical postural-locomotion and stabilization strategies.

Ice hockey goalie movements - correlations with a developmental patterns.

The role of the diaphragm during both postural and respiratory function, how it play's into skating and shooting mechanics and efficiency.

The functional differentiation of the extremities for the skater - stepping forward and supporting function for the contralateral pattern during the skating motion and ipsilateral pattern for shooting motion.

DNS active exercise positions to train core stabilization as a prerequisite for the ideal skating/shooting stereotype.

Biomechanical and developmental kinesiology principles applied to the skating athlete.

The most frequent types of musculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from non optimal ice hockey stereotypes and poor methodology of training: ideas for functional diagnosis and treatment and sport enhancement.

Hockey trauma – the most common mechanisms: collisions and crashes versus repetitive strain injures and overloading; brain concussion consequences.

Mobility/strengthening, and coordination (Active Exercises) from the developmental perspective in order to prepare the hockey player for sport training and play.

Prague School Registration Fee

Clinicians, Trainers, coaches, body work therapists, exercise physiologists & kinesiologists
Please contact the local organizer, if you are part of a group that is not listed above.

Card payment

PS Registration Fee: 96.8 EUR
(80 EUR excl. VAT)

Prague School registration fee helps

to support DNS scientific activities,

to collect new video/photo material,

to develop the DNS handouts and publishing activities,

to present the DNS system at the scientific congresses, and

to present the DNS concept online.

It is not a payment for the course. Please contact the local organizer to secure your enrollment in the course and make sure that the course is not full, prior to paying Prague School registration fee. Once your PS fee is completed, your registration will automatically be sent to the course organizer. After that, payment of course fees can be made with the organizer. The organizer reserves the right to request proof of licensure.

The Prague School registration fee is non-refundable.

Without your online registration and PS fee payment you will not be permitted to attend any DNS course nor will you receive the Prague School Certificate of Attendance; thus you cannot take the DNS test and you will not be allowed to register for later advanced courses.

Upon you registration and payment, you will receive an automatic email with a link to download the course notes. This email goes to the email address you provide during your payment procedure. If you do not receive this email within one hour after a payment, please contact and request the course notes. Hard copies will not be available at the host location.

Thank you for your understanding

DNS Prague School Team