Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Paediatric Course - Level 1
Structure of the DNS Pediatric educational track:
- The basic Pediatric DNS Course (part 1) is over 4 days
- The intermediate Pediatric DNS Course (part 2) is over 4 days
- Advanced Pediatric DNS Course (part 3) 4 days
- The Final Course D is over 6 days. This is the general course taking place in Prague both for participants following the standardized educational A-D track and the Pediatric DNS track.
DNS Pediatric educational track ground rules:
- Students who have completed the Basic Pediatric course (part 1) can register to the Intermediate Pediatric course (part 2) or to the standardized course B (they do not need to attend the Standardized DNS A Course)
DNS Pediatric Level 1 is a 4 days course for attendees who works primarily with pediatric clients.
- Demonstrate an understanding of developmental kinesiology in depth with an emphasis on development during the first year of life. Basic sagittal stabilization, postural-locomotion function, stepping forward and supporting extremity function
- Describe the basis for primitive reflexes and postural reactions and their roles in developmental kinesiology
- Red flags in the development during the first year of life
- Assessment of baby’s developmental age. Developmental and chronological age correlation (baby demonstration)
- Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood
- Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional DNS tests in children
- Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies
- Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns
- DNS principles for baby handling in positions that corresponds to developmental positions of the baby age 0-7m. Devices used for carrying babies, yes or no, how and why?
- Child with asymmetry (oblique neck, oblique pelvis, plagiocephaly and their consequences to the development)
- Demonstrations of baby assessment and treatment based on DNS principles
- Toddlers and preschool children exercises according to DNS, easy positions without differentiation
After the DNS Pediatric 1 course participants should be able to assess the spontaneous locomotor function of a child and distinguished between physiological and pathological movement pattern. The emphasis is put on assessment of quality of a movement and assessment of the basic primitive reflexes.
Participants who would like to take part in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee. Participants are required to return the test to the Prague School instructor within 8 weeks following the course. Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a “Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT” from the Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.
Pediatric DNS 1 test:
The test consists of 40 multiple choice questions and 10 picture questions.
Test fee: 65 Euros ( To be paid to Prague School of Rehabilitation)