DNS Exercise / Sport I: August 24-25th, 2024 - Dallas, TX

DNS Exercise / Sport I: August 24-25th, 2024 - Dallas, TX

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*Pricing does NOT include $80 Euro Prague School fee*

This comprehensive course is approved for CEUs for Colorado PTs.

Course Overview

Harness the potential of optimal rehabilitation, fitness, and performance training for your clients by understanding the roots of the problem. Our course focuses on the quality of movement and functional integration throughout the movement system, crucial for lasting outcomes.

DNS or Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization is a unique strategy that combines the principles of developmental kinesiology and the neurophysiological and biomechanical aspects of the maturing postural-locomotor system. Recognizing and treating compensatory motor patterns are critical for the best results.

This course aims to introduce you to the DNS concept and principles, emphasizing assessment and treatment strategies. Our focus in this introductory DNS course is sagittal stabilization, which develops in the first 3-4 months of life, forming the foundation for all purposeful movement of the extremities.  

Course Structure

Our comprehensive course includes lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on practical application/skills lab. It's structured in a way to provide thorough understanding and implementation of the DNS approach.

Course Location

Dallas/Fortworth area, 10 min from airport

Inspire PT and Wellness

280 Commerce St, Ste 115

Southlake, TX 76092

Target Audience

Ideal for physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, Pilates and yoga practitioners, ATCs, massage therapists, and coaches. Other movement-based professions are also welcome.

Student to Instructor Ratio

Our course maintains a maximum student:instructor ratio of 16:1 to ensure quality learning.

Course Schedule

Day 1

  • 8:30 – 9:00: Registration
  • 9:00 – 10:00: Lecture - Introduction to DNS
  • 10:00 – 10:30: Lecture - Developmental Kinesiology, Ontogenesis - Basic Principles
  • 10:30 – 10:45: Break
  • 10:45 – 11:30: Lecture - Definition of Optimal and Abnormal Postural - Locomotion Function Patterns
  • 11:30 – 12:30: Lecture - Stabilizing System of the Spine: Understanding the respiratory and postural function of the diaphragm, abdominals, and pelvic floor
  • 12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 3:00: Demonstration/Workshop - Stabilizing System of the Spine: DNS Tests - 3-month supine, 3-month prone
  • 3:00 – 3:30: Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00: Demonstration/Workshop - Basic Types of Stabilization Exercise Utilizing Optimal Developmental Positions and Patterns - 3-month supine, 3-month prone

Day 2

  • 9:00 – 9:30: Lecture/Demonstration - Review of Day 1
  • 9:30 – 10:30: Lecture - Developmental Kinesiology: Differentiation, Ipsilateral and Contralateral Patterns
  • 10:30 – 10:45: Break
  • 10:45 – 12:30: Demonstration/Workshop - DNS Testing based on developmental positions: quadruped, low kneel, 10-month sit, squat
  • 12:30 – 1:30: Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:30: Demonstration/Workshop - Active Exercise Prescription Based on Developmental Positions
  • 2:30 – 3:15: Demonstration/Workshop - Active Exercise Based on Developmental Positions: modifications to train basic sport movements
  • 3:15 – 3:30: Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00: Demonstration/Workshop - Q&A, Discussion

Course Pricing

Take advantage of our early bird pricing of $545 until July 27th, 2024. From July 27th until the course weekend, the price is $695. Note: An additional Prague School fee of $80 euro applies. Please pay this at least 3 weeks prior to the course. Link to Prague School fee coming soon.

About the Instructor: Erin McGuire PT, OCS

Erin McGuire has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years and is one of the first internationally certified DNS practitioners. Her passion for movement and practice of DNS has led to her focus on the diaphragm and its functions, relating to both respiration and intra-abdominal pressure, and their critical role in creating optimal stabilization and movement.

Cancellation Policy

We offer full refunds for cancellations received no later than 21 days prior to the course date, less a $75 administrative fee. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund cancellations made within 21 days of the course date. In the event of a course cancellation by Back in Balance Physical Therapy and Erin McGuire due to unforeseen circumstances or low course participant numbers, full refunds will be provided to participants.

For more information about DNS Exercise courses and DNS in general, visit here.

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