The course is an 18-hour/CPD points course run over 3 days on DNS according to Kolar.
What is DNS?
The concept of DNS is based on scientific principles of developmental kinesiology (science of movement) and the integration of both neurophysiological and biomechanical principles of the maturing musculoskeletal system.
The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement, and gait.
This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life.
Therefore, the Prague School emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes.
Put Simply, DNS is a rehabilitation approach which stimulates movement control centres in the brain to activate how our bodies were meant to move by restoring and stabilizing locomotor function.
To watch a short comprehensive video explaining DNS in more detail go to
- Introduce the three levels of sensorimotor control in functional assessment and treatment
- Demonstrate the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood
- Define ideal postural stabilization from a developmental perspective: intra-abdominal pressure regulation, dual role of the diaphragm in stabilization and respiration, stabilization via co-contraction
- Demonstrate the correlation between poor respiration patterns and functional pathology of the locomotor system
- Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions: exercise in undifferentiated static positions; position transfer during locomotor function; exercise progression using unstable surfaces; increased difficulty of the exercises utilizing resistance, dual tasking and other challenges.