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

DNS Skill Class with Focus on Shoulder Girdle and Thoracic Spine

August 10 - 11, 2019

2 - Day Course for students who took DNS course B


Health Sciences University of Hokkaido
1757 Kanazawa, Tobetsu-cho, Ishikari-gun
Hokkaido 061-0293


Magdalena Lepsikova, MPT


Hideko Ogura, DPT

Course objectives:


  • Developmental Aspects: shoulder girdle functional stereotypes from developmental kinesiology perspective
  • DNS functional tests for shoulder girdle
  • DNS approach to perform sport training with proper functional shoulder girdle centration
  • Review of chest stabilization strategies, DNS functional tests and treatment techniques
  • Thorax and shoulder girdle centration in various developmental positions, facilittion of shoulder girdle muscles
  • DNS functional tests to assess individuals with scoliosis and body asymmetry
  • Hands-on workshop to refine manual skills when working with  patients with asymmetry
  • Mobilization techniques for rib cage and thoracic spine
  • Soft tissue techniques 
  • DNS corrective exercise for individuals with shoulder and thoracic pain 
  • Training of body awareness
  • Video and patient demonstrations