Register: DNS Exercise 1

DNS Exercise 1

Price: $750.00 + Fee
Prague school fees must be paid separately
February 8-9, 2025

Instructor: Dr. Michael Rintala; Dr. Morris Gasparin
Location: The Bodhi Tree Teaching Centre Suite 212, 17696 – 65A Avenue Surrey, B.C.
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Dr. Michael Rintala

Michael Rintala, D.C., is in private practice in San Diego, California, specializing in sports medicine and rehabilitation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego.  He graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1997.

The Prague School of Rehabilitation has been an important influence on Dr. Rintala’s approach to patient care. Since 2004, he has been studying the principles and techniques of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with Prof. Pavel Kolar.

Dr. Rintala has been an integral part of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour Sports Medicine Team since 2004.  He is also a treating doctor for the World Surf League (WSL) and part of the USA Surfing Performance Committee.  He has been involved with a wide variety of other organizations, from elite dancers to world-class athletes.

Dr. Rintala is a highly qualified and experienced professional in sports medicine and rehabilitation. His role as one of the Prague School of Rehabilitation’s primary international instructors and his certifications in DNS Clinical Practitioner and DNS Certified Exercise Trainer (DNSET) further reinforce his expertise.

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.

Exercise 1 Course Objectives

2-Day Course
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
  • Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.    
  • Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
  • Apply corrective exercises derived from the DNS functional tests and developmental positions in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
  • Illustrate how DNS corrective exercises can be effectively combined with other exercise strategies, enhancing the participants’ repertoire.
  • Optimally prepare participants for the next level of training (Exercise 2)


Day 1 Saturday – February 8, 2025

9:00 – 10:45 Developmental kinesiology, ontogenesis – basic principles & application in sport.

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break.

11:00 – 12:30 Postural–locomotor function: definition of optimal and abnormal patterns.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch.

13:30 – 15:15 Stabilizing system of the spine: DNS tests (workshop).

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break.

15:30 – 17:00 Basic types of stabilization exercise utilizing optimal developmental positions and patterns – demonstration.

Day 2 Sunday – February 9, 2025

8:30 – 10:30 Active exercise prescription based on developmental positions (workshop).

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break.

10:45 – 12:30 Active exercise prescription based on developmental positions – modification for strengthening exercise (workshop).

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch.

13:30 – 15:30 Active exercise based on developmental positions: modifications to training basic sports movements: throwing, jumping, kicking, shooting, stroking (workshop). FAQ, discussion.