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

DNS Practical Skills Workshop

July 20, 2024

1 - Day Course 

Total Health Solutions.
11485 W 8th Ave
Lakewood, CO 80215


Erin McGuire, PT

Course Payment and Organization

Erin McGuire, PT

Course objectives:

In this DNS Practical Skills Course, we delve into honing your expertise in applying DNS principles in practice. The objective of this practical session is to enhance DNS practitioners' comprehension of the integrated nature of global movement patterns, with a particular focus on the integration of trunk stabilization and lower extremity support function. Emphasis will be placed on the ongoing facilitation and cueing of respiration/IAP as treatment advances to higher-level developmental positions and more dynamic multiplanar movements. The key to transformative results lies in fully understanding DNS principles and the ability to identify and address subtle impairments. This session will strongly prioritize meeting practitioners at their current level, providing ample time for questions and hands-on feedback to enhance their outcomes when applying DNS principles in their practice.

Review Fundamental Concepts: Quick review of proper breathing, intra-abdominal pressure, trunk stabilization and lower extremity support.

Developmental Positions Competency: Skillfully utilize developmental positions, incorporating modifications for both regression and progression based on observed recruitment patterns to facilitate improved results.

Understand the Impact:Explore how impaired lower extremity support and intra-abdominal pressure contribute to issues in the low back, knees, and hips, along with their role in causing performance plateaus.

Compensatory Patterns and Strategies: Identify common compensatory patterns associated with insufficient intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) and lower extremity (LE) muscle recruitment. Gain the skills to confidently address and enhance these patterns.

Advancing Further: Explore the effectiveness of training pelvis over femur in functional movements, recognize the impact foot support has on proximal muscle recruitment and trunk stabilization, discover the powerful changes when facilitating eccentric gluteal function, and move beyond conventional cues like "knees over toes" by conducting a comprehensive alignment assessment.

Prague School Registration Fee

Closed course for PTs, DCs, healthcare practitioners and movement professionals who have have attended one prior DNS course. Contact the instructor at: before registering

Card payment

PS Registration Fee: 40 EUR

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.

Thank you for your understanding

DNS Prague School Team

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