Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS): Exercise Course Part I & Exercise Course Part II

Feb 25 - Feb 26 @ All Day
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The DNS Exercise Course Part I & II are designed to introduce DNS principles as it relates to exercise and fitness training. The target audience for the course is practitioners, clinicians, trainers, coaches, body work therapists, exercise physiologists & kinesiologists.

The premise of DNS is progression from neonatal to full forward movement of the locomotion system, beginning with spinal stabilization. Each developmental position is taught and tested for the group to better understand. Each developmental position is an exercise used for therapy.


PART I: 2 day course

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology.

  • Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • Discuss and demonstrate the basis of human movement: support, stepping forward, the biomechanics of motor function, the verticalization process & functional joint centration in postural development.
  • Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
  • Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
  • Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
  • Demonstrate how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise strategies.


Part I – Instructor

Mike Rintala, DC

Part II – Instructor

Petra Valouchova, MPT, PhD.


Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa


Part I – February 25-26, 2017

Part II – June 3-4, 2017




Alex Earl

(331) 218-3288

640 E St. Charles Road

Suite 107

Carol Stream, IL 60188



Advertising Disclaimer:
This course is an advertisement and is not sponsored by HAPTA. HAPTA does not guarantee that the course listed is approved for CCUs by the State of Hawaii. Please contact the course sponsor or check with the Board of PT at DCCA for verification by calling (808) 586-3000.

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