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Structure of the courses D

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Course D: 6 day course (36 hours)
Location:  Prague, Czech Republic
September 2013: Course D in Prague : See testimonialsNEW__course_D_2013.htmlshapeimage_7_link_0
September 2011: Course D in Prague : See testimonialsNEW__course_D_9_12.htmlshapeimage_9_link_0

Eligibility requirements for the DNS Course D include:

Eligible participants will be recommended by DNS instructors to the Admissions Committee for consideration.  Approved applicants will then be invited to apply and must meet the following criteria for participation in Course D:


  1. 1.Completion of A – C courses and at least two additional DNS workshops.  The additional DNS workshops may include repeated A-C courses, DNS skills review sessions,  DNS special workshops  e.g sports performance, neurological disorders, pediatrics, etc.

2. Receipt of Certificates of Achievement in Courses A, B & C

  1. 3.Application for Course D must take place no earlier than three years and no later than seven years, following completion of Course A.

  2. 4.Demonstrate adequate handling skills that are evaluated by the respective instructors during workshop practice sessions

• Discussion of details, advanced topics lectures by Pavel Kolar (e.g. partial patterns: What are they and why do we use them? Common reflex locomotion variations

• Mobilization techniques based on reflex locomotion/developmental kinesiology principles.

• Focus on some particular types of diagnosis – scoliosis, radicular pain syndromes, headache, vertigo, shoulder problems

• Assessment & Treatment/Therapy plan of real patients utilizing DNS (i.e. attendees assess, establish treatment plans, provide treatment & appropriate exercises, frequency of care & prognosis.)

• Advanced case assessment & treatment demonstration, with follow-up discussion with Pavel Kolar and then PT's regarding findings and rationale for techniques he used.

• Practicum with physios with and without patients

• Practical examination of participants


A Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by Prague School of Rehabilitation


EXAMINATION to be recognized as a CERTIFIED DNS PRACTITIONER
Examination Fee:  200 Euros included in the D course price


The test will consist of a written exam and practicum. Knowledge, observational & manual skills will be evaluated on an on-going basis throughout the course by the instructors.   A written exam will be given to the participants after the conclusion of the course.  The written exam should be completed and submitted back to Prague School. 

Upon successful completion and passing of the course D and tests, a Certificate of DNS PRACTIONER from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.

You will be recognized as a CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER in the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization approach. 


Advantages of being a Certified DNS Practitioner


•   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.

•   Updated information or articles/research pertaining to DNS

•   Advanced practice sessions with Prague physiotherapists

•   Special advanced courses with Professor Kolar and/or Prague PTs.


May only re-take the test 3 times.

The clinician would be required to repeat one or more courses, to be determined by the DNS committee and based upon weaknesses noted leading to failed testing, before re-qualifying for certification testing.

Course Objectives

Prague, September 2009: First DNS course D

September 2014: Course D in Prague : See testimonialsCourse_D_2014.htmlshapeimage_20_link_0
August 2015: Course D in Prague : See testimonialsCourse_D_2015.htmlshapeimage_24_link_0
August 2016: Course D in Prague : See testimonialsCourse_D_2016.htmlshapeimage_26_link_0