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

DNS Foot Gait and Running

March 7 - 9, 2023

3 - Day Course

Evergreen International Convention Center


Petra Valouchova, MPT, PhD

Course Payment and Organization

Kenny Hsiao
Taiwan Institute of FAscia Research (TIFAR)

Cell phone: +886-935324999

Course objectives:


Developmental aspects & foot formation, influence of the CNS function on foot joints & structural maturation.

Foot biomechanics from the developmental perspective; sagittal stabilization, supporting function, stepping forward motion of the foot .

Review of common foot dysfunctions and deformities.

Foot and ankle functional evaluation from developmental perspective.

DNS active exercise positions to centrate the foot and to coordinate muscles in pelvic girdle and lower extremity region.

Self-treatment techniques for foot and ankle dysfunction.


Understanding the role of early postural development and gait development principles.

Review postural stabilization. Postural and respiratory role of the diaphragm.

Gait cycle: Inter-muscular activity.

Common pathologies associated with the gait cycle.

Identify appropriate functional tests to verify gait cycle observational findings.

Specific developmental exercises to address common functional and structural pathologies associated with the gait cycle.


Developmental kinesiology aspects for ideal stereotype of running.

Biomechanics of the running cycle.

The role of the diaphragm during aerobic exercise; dual postural-respiratory diaphragmatic function.

SDNS exercise positions to train core stabilization as a prerequisite of the ideal running stereotype.

The most frequent types of musculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from non optimal running stereotype and poor methodology of training.

Stretching and coordination exercises from the developmental perspective in order to get ready for running; educating the runner.

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