Continuous Professional Development Update

Continuous Professional Development Update

Skill Course

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar

1st-2nd October 2014
Auditorium, Popular Book Store, Unit 1, 9/fl Mega Box 38 Wan Chiu Road Kowloon Bay Kowloon


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. Some 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., Ph.D. has indeed spawned a new manual approach to activate the intrinsic system and achieve exciting levels of improved function in a remarkably brief period. Based upon the principles of developmental kinesiology, the neurophysiological aspects of the maturing locomotor system on which the Prague school 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.

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Day 1: DNS skills for patient with musculoskeletal painful syndromes

9.00 – 10.30 DNS Assessment and treatment of basic core stabilization and breathing stereotype
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 DNS assessment and  treatment techniques for upper quarter painful syndromes
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 DNS assessment and  treatment techniques for low back pain
15.00 – 15.30  Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00  Spinal mobilization and relaxation techniques based on developmental kinesiology principles

Day 2: DNS principles for sport and exercise techniques

9.00 – 10.30 Ipsilateral and contralateral  postural-locomotion patterns in various types of sport  performance
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Active Exercise Prescription Based on Developmental Positions
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30– 15.00 Active Exercise Prescription Based on Developmental Positions: Modifications, exercise progression for injury prevention and to improve sport performance
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 Exercises utilizing the principles of developmental kinesiology with elastic bands, barbells, and gym-ball


Skill Course Goals

  • Review basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
  • Review relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • Review basis of human movement: support, stepping forward, the biomechanics of 
motor function, the verticalization process & functional joint centration in postural development and in sport performance.
  • Demonstrate and workshop developmental kinesiology principles for mobilization and relaxation musculoskeletal techniques.
  • Review DNS based self-treatment techniques for patients with back, shoulder and hip pain.
  • Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns for aerobic and strength types of sports performance.
  • Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine during various types of sport performance.
  • 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.



Júlia Demeková, MPT

  • Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 2007, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • Completed a course in Reflex Locomotion according to Vojta focusing on the treatment of adult patients.
  • Physiotherapist at the Rehabilitation Clinic, University Hospital Motol, 2nd School of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Lecturer at Charles University, 2nd School of Medicine teaching physical therapy to both students of physiotherapy undergraduate program and medical students. 
  • Works closely under Professors Pavel Kolar’s supervision, becoming an expert in the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization approach. 
  • Acts as an instructor in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization since 2010.
  • She has been teaching the DNS courses in Czech Republic, Slovakia and other European countries and in North America.





Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association
CPD Points : 10
CPD Code : MC1140076

Hong Kong Chiropractors Council
CPD Points : 12
CPD Code : 01214008



Registration with Prague School as: is a prerequisite to attend the course. Individual registration fee is Euros 80.


Course Fees

HKD2,500 (to July 31, 2014);
HKD2,800 (thereafter)



Auditorium, Popular Book Store 1, 9 /fl Mega Box 38 Wan Chiu Road Kowloon Bay Kowloon


Optional Examination

Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take exam for an additional fee of 50 Euros.


DNS Course Instructor

Julia Demekova, MPT


Course Date

1st-2nd October 2014



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