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

Dates: Nov. 12-14, 2010
Athletes’ Performance – Phoenix, AZ

ISCRS Members Receive a $125 Discount!

Presented by – Craig Liebenson, D.C. L.A. Sports and Spine Los Angeles, CA
DNS Seminar Registration Info:
Fee: $950

Athletes’ Performance International 2629 E. Rose Garden Lane
Phoenix, AZ

Limited Enrollment Course. This program will sell out!


  • Call LA Sports & Spine (310) 470-2909
  • Fee: $950 ($300 non-refundable)
  • Discounts:
    • ISCRS members – $125
    • Students – $100 o Early-Bird – June 1 – $100
  • CEU’s applied for PTs, ATCs, NSCA, & DCs (Additional Fee may apply for CEU application – varies by state) •    Questions:


  • 9-5 Friday/9-5 Saturday/8:30-3 Sunday


  • Residence Inn Phoenix Desert View at Mayo Clinic, 5665 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ, 85054, (480) 563-1500
  • Group Rate: LA Sports & Spine
  • $89.00/night guaranteed through July 30
  • Final room hold released October 1
  • Faculty Pavel Kolar, PT, Paed. Dr., Ph.D. – Day 1 only Alena Kobesova, MD, PhD – DNS instructor – Prague School Martina Jezkova, PT – DNS instructor – Prague School Clare Frank, DPT – Local certified DNS instructor Kathryn Kumagai, DPT – Local certified DNS instructor


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life.
  • Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • Demonstrate understanding of new terminology such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of reflex locomotion: locomotor patterns – stepping and support function and stimulation zones.
  • Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns. Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests. Perform the basic techniques for reflex locomotion, i.e. reflex turning 1 & 2, and reflex creeping: initial positioning and anticipated movements, key zones and their vectors.
  • Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions used in reflex locomotion. Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies.
  • Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in    their regular practice, including patient educat

A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of Course A.


Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee of $150. The test will consist of 50 multiple choice questions. Participants are required to return the test to the local instructor within a month after the course Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.


“I thought this course was comprehensive with respect to early development and the potential impact to pain & dysfunction later on in life. I even recommended it to several Pediatricians I know. The skills and knowledge learned from Pavel Kolar can apply to physical therapists in all aspects of care from pediatrics to orthopedics to neurologically compromised individiuals. Definitely a great course.” – Melissa Kolski, P.T., Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

“Pavel Kolar’s evaluation and treatment techniques will not only change the way you practice but will change the way you think. Pavel’s courses are invaluable in practice and they will help take your clinical expertise to a whole new level. At the Chicago ’06 course Pavel, Alena Kobesova, MD, and his 2 P.T.s providing an unparalleled supervision making for a “hands-on” experience that was critical in helping you integrate Pavel’s concepts immediately Monday morning.”- Corey Campbell, DC, DACRB, Nebraska Spine Center, LLP

“The last program done in Chicago with Kolar was the best yet. The organization, notes, and topics were exactly what I needed to be able to apply this material in practice. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is treating the musculoskeletal system.” – Brett Winchester, DC DACRB, Troy , MO

“Reflex locomotion stimulation and the theory behind gives you an understanding of how problems arise and at the same time a tool for correction.” – Teddy Fohlmann, Chiropractor and member of multidisciplinary “back team” in Esbjerg,Denmark:

“Pavel’s approach to treating conditions by addressing the CNS first and understanding the body’s natural adaptive patterns has given me a unique prespective in treating injury pathology. I have a much greater appreciation of the CNS and human development playing significant role’s in the body’s postural adaptive patterns. Since having completed his course, I feel like I have implemented a more effective global approach in my treatment plans with the athletes I work with.” PJ Mainville, ATC, Minor League Rehab / Athletic Training Coordinator Arizona Diamondbacks

“You get a good model of explanation for the function of the locomotor system, and tools for examination and treatment of the chronic and hypermobile patient. These are the patients lacking central stability, that has tried rehab. Unsuccessfully in the past” – Mogens Frost, GP and member of multidisciplinary “back team” in Grindsted, Denmark

“Through very specific positions and stimulation points the patient learn to activate the deep stabilising muscles, enabeling voluntary control to develop before more advanced training is started. When this basic step is lacking failure of rehabilitation is seen. Simply an ingenious technique. – Grethe Jensen, Physiotherapist and member of multidisciplinary “back team” in Grindsted. Denmark

“I have always sought results, and you certainly get them using this technique” – Ida Nørgaard, Chiropractor & MSc., London.

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