Continuous Professional Development Update

Continuous Professional Development Update

Basic Course “A”

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar


3rd–5th 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:

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:

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

Day 3:

8.30 – 10.30 Active Exercise Prescription Based on Developmental & Reflex Locomotion Positions
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Workshop: DNS active exercise
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.30 Workshop: DNS Tests; DNS Active Exercise Prescription Based on Developmental & Reflex Locomotion Positions

 

Course Goals

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 and pathology of the locomotor system 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 and decentration, stabilization, punctum fixum. In addition, posture will be discussed from a developmental point of view.
  • The most important principles of reflex locomotion: Locomotor patterns, stepping forward and support function, support/stimulating zones.

Course attendees will possess:

  • Skills to utilize the most important tests to evaluate the stabilizing system of the spine.
  • Skills for evaluation of breathing stereotypes.
  • The basic techniques for reflex locomotion, including reflex creeping, reflex turning, initial positions and stimulation zones.
  • The most important techniques used in active treatment of the stabilizing system of the spine utilizing the principles of ontogenesis and reflex locomotion.

Course attendees should be able to clinically apply these principles for:

  • Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system, vertebrogenic and radicular pain syndromes where the deep stabilizing system of the spine plays a crucial role.
  • Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system resulting from poor early development, such as cerebral palsy in infants and children.

 

Accredited

Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association
CPD Points : 15
CPD Code : MC1140088

Hong Kong Chiropractors Council
CPD Points : 17.5
CPD Code : 01214009

 

Registration

Registration with Prague School as: http://www.rehabps.cz/rehab/course.php?c_id=240 is a prerequisite to attend the course. Individual registration fee is Euros 80.

 

Course Fees

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

 

Venue

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

3rd–5th October 2014

 

Enquires

Please contact cpdntalk@hkccfl.org.hk or +852 3998 3222