DNS Exercise/Sport I: April 22nd-23rd, 2023


**Please note: pricing does NOT include $80 Euro Prague School fee to be paid separately (link below in description)**


“I am honestly seeing some really awesome results with clients”

~ chiropractors feedback after attending DNS Exercise 1 with Erin recently


Instructor: Erin McGuire PT,OCS

This course is open to all healthcare practitioners and movement professionals


Total Health Solutions
11485 W 8th Ave, Ste 140
Lakewood, CO 80215



DNS Exercise I is your entry point into learning DNS principles and exercises.  Whether you are a PT, DC, trainer, yoga or Pilates practitioner, or coach, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) can help you improve your client's outcomes. The course begins with the theory and basis behind the DNS approach, developmental kinesiology. Developmental kinesiology teaches us the process of a baby's development during the first year of life; from how they develop sagittal stabilization (core stabilization), to the inborn central nervous system movement patterns driving them to roll or crawl, to the integration of these stabilization and movement patterns required for them to become upright, walking beings.   In DNS, we utilize the key developmental positions (think quadruped, “happy baby”, half kneel, oblique sit) that occur during the first year of life to both assess and improve/treat our clients stabilization and movement patterns.  The amazing thing about DNS is that it is truly applicable to all levels of rehab, training, and performance.  

2 day course

Sat:9:00-5:00 Sun:9:00-4:00

Course Objectives
•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.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Erin McGuire PT, OCS has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years, 21 of them at her Los Angeles practice, Back in Balance Physical Therapy.  She received board certification as an orthopedic clinical specialist in 2002.  Early in her career she was introduced to the movement systems approach and by 2003 she was taking her first “DNS” course with the founder of DNS,  Pavel Kolar.  Erin became one of the first internationally certified DNS practitioners in 2009, started assisting DNS courses in 2012, then became a DNS international instructor in 2017. Her passion for movement and practice of DNS has increased her interest and focus on the diaphragm and its functions, relating to both respiration and intra-abdominal pressure, and the key role they play in creating optimal stabilization and movement.  After years of seeing how widespread impaired diaphragm function is with all activity levels of the population and how difficult improving diaphragm activity was for her clients, she created the core360 belt in 2014. Utilizing the core360 belt, it became more evident how improving diaphragm activity had an immediate and instantaneous impact on the quality of movement and stabilization patterns. Training of this key muscle became front-and-center in her treatment strategy with every client. Through teaching and the core360 belt, her passion and goal is to assist other practitioners in furthering their understanding of the diaphragm’s role in movement and why assessing and training good diaphragm function is a necessity with all our clients.

COVID Protocol & Procedures: the health and safety of our participants is our priority.  We will start by limiting the number of participants and modify this number based on COVID trends as we get closer to the course date.  We will monitor current COVID status as the date of the course approaches and make determinations about specific protocols we feel are necessary, such as mask wearing and proof of vaccination, to do our best to ensure your safety. 

Early bird pricing of $495 good through March 10th, 2023

Not so early, but still totally worth it pricing of $585 from March 10th, 2023 until weekend of course

**PLEASE NOTE** In addition to registration fee, there is a Prague School fee of $80 euro. Please pay this fee at least 3 weeks prior to course.  You will find the card payment button near the bottom left of this link:

You can find more information about all of the DNS Exercise courses and DNS in general here:

Cancellation Policy:  All cancellations received no later than 21 days prior to course date will be fully refunded minus a $75 administrative fee.  We are unable to make refunds for cancellations made within 21 days of course date. 

While we never anticipate needing to do so, Back in Balance Physical Therapy and Erin McGuire reserve the right to cancel the course due to unforeseen circumstances or low course participant numbers at any time up to 21 days prior to course date.  Full refunds will be provided to participants when course is cancelled by Back in Balance.  


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