Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Clinical ‘A’ Course
SUPER EARLY BIRD (Before Nov 1): $695.00 + Fee
DISCOUNT (Nov 1 – Feb 1): $895.00 + Fee
FULL PRICE (After Feb 1): $995.00 + Fee
Prague school fees must be paid separately
April 19-21, 2024
Instructor: Jana Vesela, MPT; Dr. Morris D. Gasparin, DC
Location: The Bodhi Tree Teaching Centre Suite 212, 17696 – 65A Avenue Surrey, B.C.
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Jana Vesela, MPT
Jana Vesela, Prague School physiotherapist and Certified instructor of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization® (DNS) graduated with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Charles University Prague, Czechia, in 2006.
In the same year, she started to work at the Clinic of Rehabilitation, Charles University Hospital Motol, Prague, as a physiotherapist in both – in and outpatient departments under the leadership of Prof. Pavel Kolar, PaedDr, Ph.D. – applied DNS principles to treat patients (pediatric, adult, and geriatric) with various diagnoses, disabilities, and functional/structural problems.
Jana Vesela lectured at seminars held at the clinic, led clinical workshops and facilitated internships for physical therapy students and other medical professionals.
In 2009, she became an assistant DNS instructor and assisted in leading DNS courses in Czechia, Europe and Australia.
In 2011, she became a Certified DNS Instructor and led DNS courses globally, including Europe and the Americas.
During her university studies, she played Ultimate Frisbee and competed in the Mixed and Women’s divisions. She is a multiple national champions of the Czech Republic in both divisions and the 2007 Silver European Champion in the Mixed
She also served as a physical therapist for Czech frisbee players, track-and-field juniors and various sports professionals.
Dr. Morris D. Gasparin, DC
Dr. Morris Gasparin graduated in 1994 from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Previous to this, he majored in mathematics in his undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Gasparin was a lead international instructor with the Motion Palpation Institute (MPI) from 1997-2000. He is a fully certified level 1 and 2 practitioner in Active Release Techniques (ART) as well as Nerve Entrapment and Biomechanics. He is also level 1 and 2 certified in Stecco Facial Manipulation© (FM). Additionally, he has completed courses in Neurodynamics according to Shacklock, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Level 1 Medical Provider for the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Dr. Gasparin has written several articles about Neuromuscular Stabilization, and his YouTube channel has worldwide subscribers.
For four successive years, he worked as a primary care provider for Ironman at the Kona, Hawaii World Championships. Dr. Gasparin is certified in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization by the Prague School of Rehabilitation as an Exercise Trainer, Clinical Practitioner and Paediatric Specialist.
Dr. Gasparin has been in private practice since 1995, utilizing an eclectic approach toward patient evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation. The cornerstone of his practice is based on the philosophies and principles taught by DNS according to Kolar and the Prague School of Rehabilitation.
DNS Course A Objectives
- Improve understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology, emphasizing development during the first year of life.
- Identify and describe critical milestones in human development.
- Introduce the three levels of sensorimotor control in functional assessment and treatment.
- Demonstrate the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
- Introduce new terminologies pertinent to rehabilitation, such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine.
- Define ideal postural stabilization from a developmental perspective: intra-abdominal pressure regulation, the dual role of the diaphragm in stabilization and respiration, and stabilization via co-contraction.
- Identify common stereotypes of faulty postural stabilization (“open scissors syndrome,” forward drawn posture, backward drawn posture, “hourglass syndrome”).
- Explain and demonstrate biomechanics of undifferentiated, ipsilateral and contralateral postural-locomotion patterns; closed and opened kinematic chains, stepping forward and supporting function.
- Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
- Demonstrate the correlation between poor respiration patterns and functional pathology of the locomotor system.
- Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine visually and by utilizing dynamic functional tests.
- Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions: an exercise in undifferentiated static positions; position transfer during locomotor function; exercise progression using unstable surfaces; the increased difficulty of the exercises utilizing resistance, dual tasking and other challenges.
- Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies.
- Cover the basics of the application of the DNS concept in sports training.
- Provide essential clinical management explanations for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education.
- Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”).