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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) According to Kolar – Course “A”

Functional Action, Inc.
Presents

Dates: October 23-24 & 30-31, 2010 Sunrise Hotel at Redondo Beach Harbor 400 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Course attendees will have a clear understanding of:

  • The basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
  • Development during the first year of life: stabilization of the spine in the sagittal plane, development of the phasic movements coupled with trunk rotation.
  • The relationship between development during the first year of life & locomotor system pathology in adulthood.
  • The reflex consequences following central neural programs during the first year of life.
  • Functional stabilization of the spine & correction of poor stereotypical respiration.
  • New terminology such as functional joint centration/decentration, punctum fixum, and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine.
  • In addition, posture will be discussed from a developmental point of view.
  • Critical principles of reflex locomotion: locomotor patterns, stepping forward & support function, support/stimulating zones.

Course attendees will possess:

Skills to utilize critical functional tests to evaluate the integrated stabilizing system of the spine. Skills for evaluation of breathing stereotypes.

Course Description

Much attention has been given in recent years to the development, maintenance and decline of functional stability of the locomotor system. Indeed, emerging research has proven the existence of the deep, or core, stabilizing muscles and their impact in controlling safe joint motion. This is especially true for the joints of the spinal column, where the complexity of the biomechanical and neurophysiological demands is phenomenal. With the increased understanding of functional stability have arisen new theories regarding the etiology of functional pathology and also of effective treatment methods to restore stability. Unfortunately, these techniques have yielded less than satisfactory results for many frustrated clinicians in search of more effective and long-lasting results. Some functional stabilization methods, although based on sound principles, have been criticized as impractical.

It is during this period that a new method of intrinsic locomotor system stabilization has arisen to dramatically gain the attention of rehabilitation specialists. Pavel Kolar, PaedDr. has indeed spawned a new manual approach to activate the “Integrated Stabilizing System” and achieve exciting levels of improved function in a remarkably brief period. Based upon the scientific principles of developmental kinesiology, the neurophysiological aspects of the maturing locomotor system on which the internationally renowned “Prague School of Manual Medicine and Rehabilitation” was established, he has expanded the scope of clinical options in an exciting new direction. Attendees to the course will be introduced to these methods.

Course Instructors

Craig E. Morris, D.C., DACRB, CSCS
Dr. Morris is the Director of the F.I.R.S.T. Health clinic in Torrance, California, where he has practiced for 27 years. He is a Clinical Professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles. He has studied rehabilitation and manual medical techniques extensively at Charles University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic and is the first DC DNS Certified Instructor in North America. He studied extensively with the late Professor Vladimir Janda, assisting him in many of his courses internationally. A popular instructor in both lecture and work shopping, Dr. Morris teaches courses around the world. He is the editor and a multi-chapter author of “Low Back Syndromes: Integrated Clinical Management”, a leading multi-professional textbook published by McGraw-Hill. In addition to rehabilitation, he specializes in sports injuries and medico-legal issues.

Magdalena Jezková, P.T.
Dr. Šafarová graduated from Charles University Dept of Physical Therapy and specializes in rehabilitation of locomotor system dysfunction. She is a senior physiotherapist of the Physical Therapy Department at the Motol Hospital in Prague. She is a certified Vojta therapist and has trained and worked with Professor Kolar and Dr. Kobesova at the rehabilitation department for several years, where she treats both adults and children. She regularly instructs both medical and physiotherapy students at the hospital. Fluent in English, Ms. Jezkova has served as an assistant skills instructor for several of Professor Kolar’s courses for international clinical groups who come to study in Prague, in addition to lecturing on his methods internationally. She resides in Prague with her husband and three children.

Workshop Timetable

Saturday, October 23, 2010
09.00 – 10.30 Workshop
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Workshop
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Workshop
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Workshop
Sunday October 24, 2010
09:00 – 10:30 Workshop
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Workshop
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Workshop
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Workshop
Saturday October 30, 2010
09.00 – 10.30 Workshop
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Workshop
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Workshop
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 Workshop
Sunday October 31, 2010
09:00 – 10:30 Workshop
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Workshop
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Workshop
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Workshop

Enrollment Fee:
Regular Fee: $1,095 USD* [ ]
Early Bird Discount**: $995 USD* [ ]
Examination Fee*** $100 USD

* $500 non-refundable ** Registration/Payment completed by June 1, 2010 ***Please note: The examination fee is elective for workshop registrants. However, successful completion of the examination component is a pre-requisite for admission into the Course D workshop to qualify to become a “Certified DNS Clinician”. Please see the DNS/Prague School website (www.rehabps.com) for detailed explanation of DNS certification.


Registration for this course is limited due to the hands-on nature of the course.
Please register at the F.A.I. website at www.rehabfai.com


“Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a critically is a critically important inclusion within Murdoch University’s Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma Courses in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. I would highly recommend this course to doctors interested in expanding their clinical skills and scope of practice, especially in the fields of rehabilitation, sports chiropractic and chronic pain disorders.” – John Sweeney, AM, DC, FACC, FICC, Past-President, World Federation of Chiropractic
“DNS training has helped broaden my ability to understand and assess neuromuscular conditions at a deeper level while adding a treatment approach that has improved my effectiveness with my current cases and expanded my ability to treat patients that were untreatable by previous methods.” – Dave Juehring, DC, DACRB, Director, Palmer College Rehabilitation Clinics & Residency Program, Davenport, IA

“After studying the diagnostic and manual therapeutic methods of Professor Pavel Kolar, I am increasingly convinced of the critical importance of this approach.” -Rocco Guerriero, B.Sc. D.C. FCCSS(c) FCCRS(c) FCCO(c), Associate Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Coordinator of the Department of Rehabilitative and Assessment Services
“Every chiropractor and chiropractic student needs to know this information.” – Kim Christensen, DC, CCSP. DACRB, CSCS, Portland, OR.

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