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DNS Exercise Course for Health Care & Exercise Professionals

© Copyright Viktor Kobes,Rehabilitation Prague School 1995 - 2014

© Copyright Viktor Kobes,Rehabilitation Prague School 1999 - 2017

3 x 2 day course (36 contact hours)

PART I: 2 day course

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology. 

  2. Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.

  3. 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.

  4. Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.

  5. Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests.

  6. Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.

  7. Demonstrate how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise strategies.


PART II: 2 day course

  1. Review of developmental kinesiology in the context of adult optimal posture, sports performance, global motor patterns and the relationship to enhancing outcomes in sport and human movement.

  2. Demonstrate exercises in higher developmental positions – tripod, bear, squat, lunge, step up and its modifications & training of body awareness.

  3. Demonstrate exercises utilizing the principles of developmental kinesiology with elastic bands,barbells, weights, and gymball

  4. Discuss & demonstrate DNS exercises for specific sport techniques: throwing, jumping, stroke, skating etc.


PART III: 2 day course

  1. Review the physiological framework for the DNS principles

  2. Detailed definition of optimal postural stabilization, stepping forward (reaching, grasping, kicking) and supporting (taking off) function

  3. The most common painful syndromes in various types of athletes, pathology in:

  4. shoulder girdle (rotator cuff, impingement, biceps tendinitis)

  5. elbow problems (epicondylitis)

  6. pelvic girdle (hip joint pain, groin problems)

  7. knee (ACL injury, meniscus lesions, jumper’s knee)

  8. foot

  9. Case studies

  10. Examples of the most common sports and how to apply DNS principles based on the Discuss & demonstrate DNS exercises for specific sport techniques: throwing, jumping, stroke, skating etc. sport context:

  11. running/sprinting,

  12. throwing sports (Baseball, Tennis, Basketball, Shot Put, etc), kicking/soccer

  13. swimming

  14. cycling

  15. golf


  16. Optional practical testing of the participant’s skills to achieve Certified DNS Exercise

   Trainer Diploma


  1. Certification in DNS Exercise Course

To ensure adequate practice with clients, this practical test can only be taken one year after

completion of the first DNS course (either DNS Exercise I or DNS A). You may still choose to take

DNS Exercise III prior to that 1-year span.  However, if you wish to take the trainer certification

practical test, you will have to re-take Level III  again and sit for the test.

When you earn your certification, you can choose to have your name listed on the Prague School Rehabilitation website for a one-time fee of 20 Euros. You are required to take at least 1 DNS course every 3 years to retain your certification status.

Course Objectives