DNS- Advanced Course-Sydney 2012
DNS Advanced courses are held regularly to highlight updates to the DNS programme and further sharpen the skills of those who are certified Practitioners. I attended my third “Advanced Course” in Sydney in February 2012, and it was great as usual. It is very obvious to me that DNS just gets more and more interesting and enjoyable the more we learn.
Pavel Kolar, Hans Lindgren and Alena Kobesova
Here are some short high-lights from the course:
- We assessed athlete’s movement patterns frame by frame from a video to clearly see the dysfunctional movement and stabilization patterns.
- The group looked at the timing of movements - which is important, but often neglected. Lack of proper relaxation is often a main issue. Many individuals are using far too much muscle activity, and muscles meant for phasic activity are incorrectly involved in stabilization. There is too much concentric and not enough eccentric muscle activity in many of our movement patterns.
- Many individuals are wrongly stabilizing the shoulder-blade using Latissimus Dorsi instead of Serratus Anterior.
- We were introduced to the concept of “Postural Tai-Chi”, where each sport and also every individual can have their own Tai-Chi program specifically created. The program is designed according to the movement requirement of each sporting activity and to correct each individual’s impaired stabilization patterns. The programs are to be practised over and over again back and forth in a slow and controlled manner.
- Pavel demonstrated some new exercises in higher positions for activation of proper stabilization of the girdle joints, where the proximal joint socket is moved on top of a stable distal bone.
- One session covered the early orthopaedic and neurological signs and the treatment of scoliosis, spondylosis /spondylolisthesis, and the different conditions of the hip-joint.
- We summarised the neurology involved in Gnostic functions, Somatognosis, Proprioception and looked at effects of sensory integration and motor-control.
The further I go into the DNS program the more convinced I am that this is the future of Rehabilitation and Sports-Performance. I would therefore recommend any Chiropractor and Physiotherapist who is seriously interested in functional rehabilitation to register for a DNS course.
I am already looking forward to Advanced Course number 4 in Prague on September 6-9, 2012.