Testimonials

© Copyright Viktor Kobes,Rehabilitation Prague School 1995 - 2014

© Copyright Viktor Kobes,Rehabilitation Prague School 1999 - 2018

I am deeply touched by the knowledge and the kindness and the team and the way they work together!

The clinical knowledge is so developed; in other parts of Europe they are mostly occupied with high-stand technical examination/test and have a great lack of clinical observation!

It is so fantastic that the DNS work is spread in other countries for so many people are in need of this!

Thank you for everything!

Wishing you well,


Marijke van Onna

Netherdlands

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My team and family has been using DNS for 7 years and I have seen life changing performances because of DNS. It is what I know top players are using in multiple sports to play better and longer. DNS teaches your body to move in its natural form and everyone should be using it.


Peter Smith

USC Men's Tennis Coach

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How certified Pilates instructor perceives DNS concept


Marisa Myer - Certified: Pilates Instructor, DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) Exercises Instructor, CMT (CA Massage Therapist), NASM Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercises Specialist


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DNS course A in Kuala Lumpur City


Lim Yi Lin

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I want you to know how much I appreciate what you've done for me.  I've spent years avoiding doctors who want to treat symptom because they are unable to discover the root cause of my problems.   The DNS treatments are unlike anything I've ever experienced.  It's a journey of the mind, body, and soul that cannot be described but must be experienced. The process and results are incredibly empowering.  My breathing is no longer labored and a series of previous diagnosis which were considered unrelated were proven to be logically connected using the Prague method and most surprisingly,  remedied rather quickly.  I am pain free after 13 years.  I cannot express my gratitude.  Life is grand!


Sincerely,

Ornella Peterson

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Angela Poczekaj brought her daughter as a demonstration patient to the last DNS seminar held at CMCC, and noted significant improvements to her daughter's development. "When Veronica was six months old, we noticed some physical delays. We tried a number of therapies and sought out numerous opinions. DNS therapy has been the only therapy to show results. I feel comforted that DNS pays attention to making sure that the movements Veronica is learning are being learned properly."


Dr. Peter Lejkowski, a sports fellow and instructor at CMCC, had the opportunity to observe Veronica when she was 18 months old. At that point, she was unable to sit up straight due to her inability to stabilize properly. Over four days, Dr. Lejkowski observed a few treatments where the therapist was able to elicit physiological movement by activating her integrated spinal stabilizing system through various positioning and stimulation methods.


Commenting on what he observed, Lejkowski said, "What shocked me was seeing Veronica for the second time just three and one half months later. Veronica's caretakers continued exercises learned from the therapist, and the most striking difference was her ability to upright her spine, sit up straight without help. She was able to stabilize herself while playing with toys or performing other purposeful phasic movement with her upper extremities.”


Lejkowski believes that DNS is not a technique, but a very comprehensive method of understanding the functions and dysfunctions of the human locomotor system based on developmental kinesiology and modeled from postural ontogenesis. He goes on to say, “The framework it provides at first seems novel yet it is based on decades of highly influential work done by the Prague Rehabilitation Hospital. DNS has the potential to greatly evolve our clinical rehabilitation principles and at the same time grant us the skills to help many more patients of different ages and afflictions."


In partnership with the Prague School of Rehabilitation, CMCC is pleased to offer DNS courses in Toronto

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"The Kolar course is a definite eye opener and a great reminder of how little we really know about the human body. I highly recommend it for the manual therapist of any background."


Matt Lucero

Minor League rehabilitation coordinator

Texas Rangers

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"Pavel's approach to treating conditions by addressing the CNS first and understanding the body's natural adaptive patterns has given me a unique prespective in treating injury pathology.

I have a much greater appreciation of the CNS and human development playing significant role's in the body's postural adaptive patterns.  Since having completed his course, I feel like I have implemented a more effective global approach in my treatment plans with the athletes I work with."


PJ Mainville

Minor League Rehab / Athletic Training Coordinator

Arizona Diamondbacks

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For years I have been looking for why "many" back pain patients simply don't get better and what needs to be done to help them. Professor Kolar has developed a comprehensive approach incorporating the theoretical basis for spinal and neuromuscular stability which  leads into diagnosis, treatment and prescription home exercises.

The effects are dramatic and can easily be assimilated into osteopathic practice. If you treat babies, children and / or adults then this knowledge will improve your results tenfold.


Roger Kingston DO

Osteopath - York, UK

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Professor Pavel Kolar has successfully integrated the work of his predecessors (Karel Lewit, Vaclav Vojta and Vladimir Janda) in proposing the underlying neurodevelopmental mechanism for how the locomotor system develops hand-in-hand with the CNS maturation.  This complex approach is exciting and “cutting-edge” as it provides a window into the complexity and plasticity of the CNS and its effect on the musculoskeletal system and vice-versa.   His courses provide a deeper understanding on the developmental kinesiology and its relationship to functional pathology of the spine and extremities:  its etiology and its treatment using reflex activation of the deep spinal intrinsics to affect the CNS, with resultant improved function in a variety of orthopedic neurologic and cardiopulmonary patients.   I believe this approach forms the basis for many of our current rehabilitation approaches and complements both manual and exercise therapy. 


Clare Frank, DPT, MS, OCS, FAAOMT

Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Clinical Faculty-Kaiser Permanente Movement Science Fellowship

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The integration of manual therapy technique with neuromotor control procedures has spawned the development of an intrinsic neuromuscular stabilization system that can improve the function of a wide variety of orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary patients.   Professor Pavel Kolar has integrated the work of three leading manual medicine and developmental physicians (Vladimir Janda, Karel Lewit, and Vaclav Vojta) to evolve a manually and functionally based therapeutic system to intrinsically facilitate the deep stabilization muscles of the spine and extremities.  Based on the principles of developmental kinesiology, Dr. Kolar will use patients to demonstrate and teach the manual skills of “reflex locomotion” necessary to efficiently and effectively improve posture, strength, range of motion, endurance and function in a varied population of patients.  Whether you are an orthopedic, manual, neurologic, geriatric, pediatric, cardiopulmonary, or Feldenkrais practitioner, you will clinically benefit your patients with this innovative approach. This work is very exciting, complex and demanding and this is why 5 days are needed

…“Developmental kinesiology has a unique scientific basis and a practical approach to the rehabilitation of both orthopedic and neurological patients.  Based upon a system that facilitates the deep stabilizing muscle of the spine and extremities, this therapeutic protocol can modulate pain, spasm and spasticity, improve posture and facilitate efficient human motion.  The course by Professor Kolar & his staff is well taught with numerous demonstrations and clinical cases.  This is an important concept to apply in clinical practice regardless of your professional training.”


Sandy L. Burkart PhD, PT

Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine

Boca Raton, FL

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"Participating in courses taught by Professor Pavel Kolar both here in the US and in Prague has been one of the most exciting professional experiences I have had. Even after fourteen years as a physical therapist, I am astonished at the depth of understanding and grasp of the motor system function and dysfunction as it relates to the infant's development that Pavel communicates. The approach is anything but traditional, yet very practical. It is worth every moment of time and energy spent in attending such a course. It opened my eyes to the possibility of speaking to the CNS directly and gaining a more logical understanding of the causes of functional pathology. I highly recommend Professor Kolar’s course.

"The Neurodevelopmental Kinesiology Course taught by Drs Pavel Kolar and Alena Kobesova is exciting and outstanding in content and depth. It is informative, challenging and very hands on. Pavel presents a cutting edge concept of motor control development and it strong relationship to the CNS. He also introduces practical basic skills on assessing and treating the deep stabilization system and furthermore addresses clinical scenarios we see daily in our practices. I would eagerly recommend this course to any professional who wants to gain greater insight this fascinating field. Last year's Chicago course afforded the opportunity of additional "hands-on" training due to the use of an additional PT to assist. This was invaluable."


Robert Lardner PT

Theraband® Course Instructor

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“I thought this course was comprehensive with respect to early development and the potential impact to pain & dysfunction later on in life.  I even recommended it to several Pediatricians I know.  The skills and knowledge learned from Pavel Kolar can apply to physical therapists in all aspects of care from pediatrics to orthopedics to neurologically compromised individiuals. Definitely a great course.”


Melissa Kolski, P.T.,

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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"Pavel Kolar's evaluation and treatment techniques will not only change the way you practice but will change the way you think. Pavel's courses are invaluable in practice and they will help take your clinical expertise to a whole new level.  At the Chicago ’06 course Pavel, Alena Kobesova, MD, and his 2 P.T.s providing an unparalleled supervision making for a “hands-on” experience that was critical in helping you integrate Pavel’s concepts immediately Monday morning.”


Corey Campbell, DC, DACRB, 

Nebraska Spine Center, LLP

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“The last program done in Chicago with Kolar was the best yet.  The organization, notes, and topics were exactly what I needed to be able to apply this material in practice.  I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is treating the musculoskeletal system.


Brett Winchester, DC DACRB, Troy , MO

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“Reflex locomotion stimulation and the theory behind gives you an understanding of how problems arise and at the same time a tool for correction.”


Teddy Fohlmann

Chiropractor and member of multidisciplinary “back team” in Esbjerg ,Denmark

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” You get a good model of explanation for the function of the locomotor system, and  tools for examination and treatment of the chronic and hypermobile patient. These are the patients lacking central stability, that has tried rehab. Unsuccessfully in the past”


Mogens Frost, GP and member of multidisciplinary  “back team”

Grindsted, Denmark

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  ” Through very specific positions and stimulation points the patient learn to activate the deep stabilising muscles, enabeling voluntary control to develop before more advanced training is started. When this basic step is lacking failure of rehabilitation is seen. Simply an ingenious technique.


Grethe Jensen, Physiotherapist and member of multidisciplinary  “back team”

Grindsted, Denmark

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“I have always sought results, and you certainly get them using this technique”


Ida Nørgaard, Chiropractor & MSc., London.

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“Last year’s course in Chicago with Pavel Kolar was an exceptional experience for me. Having the opportunity to observe his diagnostic and treatment skills raised the bar of possibility for all of us to truly become experts of the locomotor system.  Then, having so much “hands-on” time with the PT’s allowed me to bring this work into practical application in my office with my average stabilization patients.  I am now able to work more functionally and more quickly than ever before.”


Maria Perri, DC, DACRB

Highland Mills, New York

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"Pavel Kolars' work sets a new standard for helping patients. He has taken the Prague school to broadband. No one is more passionate about this model than Craig Liebenson. His courses focus on appropriate teacher:student ratios and taking important skills home."


Clayton Skaggs DC - Medical Director

Central Institue of Human Performance, St. Louis, MO

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“The 2006 Chicago course was a great learning experience for me. The separation that was created between Pavel and his assistants helped tremendously with the learning process. When Pavel teaching the other group all the attendees were extremely focused on practicing on each other under the supervision of the PTs, rather then to merely observe Pavel’s demonstrations. This was a major breakthrough in the course organization.”


Yoav Nagar, D.C.

Los Angeles

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"Each time I learn from Pavel, I walk away with a greater appreciation of human function.  While many doctors and therapists are "technique" based, after studying neuro-developmental-kinesiology with Pavel one understands why the technique works and more importantly why the dysfunction exists.  For the modern rehabilitation provider, this is as cutting-edge as it comes. The Chicago program is the best I have been to because the workshops are second to none"


Ryan Van Matre, D.C, M.S.(c)

Indiana

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I have been to many manual therapy and rehabilitation seminars both domestic and abroad, and would rate the Chicago seminar with Pavel Kolar as the top level of training that I have received in the field of manual medicine and musculo-skeletal rehabilitation.  Pavel and his staff (MD/PTs) offer an unprecedented educational experience -  bringing this new form of global therapy - "reflex locomotion" and integrating it with other soft-tissue techniques and therapeutic exercises.  Lots of "hands-on" training with world-renowned specialists is the key to the success of this seminar. For my patients and the growth of my practice, this has been the missing link!  


Brett J. Lemire, DC, CSCS

Sacramento, CA

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"The body of work presented by Pavel Kolar represents, in my opinion, the most exciting paradigm yet to emerge relative to the diagnosis and treatment of the locomotor system!"


Scott Chapman, D.C., DABCO

Boston, MA

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“The Kolar courses have provided the knowledge and diagnostic observation skills that ties many of the conventional neuromuscular rehabilitative techniques together with a common origin; the development of an infant. Also, it has provide a powerful clinical tool to improved the quality of care to my existing patients and the ability to care for patients that I once could not address. This material will be the future in neuromuscular care!”


Dave Juehring, D.C.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA

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Despite the recent interest in active care and rehabilitation, few clinicians truly grasp the theoretical or skill-set cornerstones of these popular ‘catch-word’ strategies, which are based on the topic of habilitation. Professor Kolar provides the foundations of habilitation, absolutely critical information, and associated treatment protocols in his courses. In so doing, he allows us a glimpse of what will heavily impact the future of manual therapeutic techniques and rehabilitation. In short, after observing his approach for 10 years, I now accept the fact that Kolar is the future


Craig E. Morris, DC, DACRB, CSCS

Editor – Low Back Syndromes: Integrated Clinical Management (McGraw-Hill, 2006)

Clinical Professor, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, California

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The Developmental Kinesiology theory and Reflex Locomotion technique has provided me with a pathway to tap into the patient’s CNS and created a shift in their motor control center. Once the patient, often having failed prior rehab programs, experiences their altered new motor pattern and gain new hope and reason to pursue rehabilitation. It has been the most powerful tool for me in private rehabilitation practice to successfully transition patients from passive care to active care because they can both feel and envision corrected postural, respiratory and gait patterns.


Inger Villadsen, DC

Newcastle, Australia

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“Kolar’s Reflex Locomotion method is not a stand-alone technique, but provides a rational basis for how I treat chronic and subacute patients, along with manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation.  Even though I am just beginning to learn reflex locomotion, I have been able to treat successfully many challenging cases from the very first week after the course.  … Prior to taking this course, I had been out of practice for most of year due to a chronic illness, and had started back part-time. Also, I relocated my practice 45 minutes away from where I had practiced for 15 years.  I now have a cash practice that regularly has a two-week waiting list, and I credit much of that to what I learned from Professor Kolar. “

Cynthia Butler, DC

Palos Verdes, CA

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“Reflex locomotion has helped broaden my ability to understand and assess neuromuscular conditions at a deeper level while adding a treatment approach that has improved my effectiveness with my current cases and expanded my ability to treat patients that were untreatable by previous methods.”


Dave Juehring, DC, DACRB

Director, Palmer College Rehabilitation Clinics & Residency Program

Davenport, IA

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“After studying the diagnostic and manual therapeutic methods of Professor Pavel Kolar, I am increasingly convinced of the critical importance of this approach.”


Rocco Guerriero, B.Sc. D.C. FCCSS(c) FCCRS(c) FCCO(c)

Associate Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Coordinator of the Department of Rehabilitative and Assessment Services

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“Every chiropractor and chiropractic student needs to know this information.”


Kim Christensen, DC, CCSP. DACRB, CSCS

Portland, OR

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My name is Erica De La O.  I am a professional principal ballet dancer.

I have been dancing professionally for over 15 years and am in the middle of my 13th season with the Louisville Ballet.I would say I have dedicated my career to learning to dance from my heart and to understanding movement.  I have several certifications in different theories of exercise and I am also a student of ballet methodology.  Through my network of colleagues in the exercise science of dance I met Dr. Cynthia Butler.  It has been an honor to be under the guidance and care of an incredible therapist who constantly evolves in her profession and with her patients.
Dr. Butler has incorporated reflex locomotion and DNS exercises in my sessions over the past few years and I believe they have been the most effective restoration sessions I have received during my career.  I feel restored, coordinated, and less frustrated physically and functionally.  Without a doubt I maintain my technique and fitness however the elements of reflex locomotion and DNS have allowed a higher understanding of movement and a better ability to move my body.  As much as it is my responsibility to invest physically in my vocation I feel the reflex locomotion supports my efforts and the DNS exercises remind my body without overwhelming analyses.  If I could clone Dr. Butler I would!  I have worked with Dr. Butler on a regular basis for three years, but unfortunately I live in a different state and maybe see her for a restoration session once every few months.  Last summer we worked intensively for three weeks with both hands on therapy as well as the DNS exercises, which made a huge difference.  I definitely have proved that I am at my healthiest when I am receiving reflex locomotion and doing the DNS exercises and feel that DNS has extended my career.  I am a very big fan of DNS and a big thank you to all those who advocate and represent these beautiful ways to work with the body and with people.


Erica De La O

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