DNS Exercise 1 – Boston2019-02-11T10:39:13+00:00

DNS Exercise 1 – Boston

Course Description

2 Day Course

Course objectives:

  • 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.
  • Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
  • Demonstrate how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise strategies.

Course Schedule:

Day 1

8:45am – 9:00am: Registration and sign-in period.
9:00am – 10:00am: Introduction and origination of DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization)
10:00am – 11:00am: Developmental Kinesiology (DK): The first 3 months of life.
11:00am – 12:00pm:  DNS Functional Tests: The Diaphragm test & Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) tests.
12:00pm – 1:00pm: LUNCH
1:00pm – 2:00pm: DNS Functional Tests: Seated hip flexion test & trunk extension tests.
2:00pm – 3:00pm: DNS Functional Tests: Seated Hip flexion test & trunk extension tests with exercise correction demonstration.
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Developmental kinesiology: Stabilization movement from supine to prone.
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Developmental kinesiology: Side lying playing & 3 months prone positions.

Day 2

9:00am – 10:00am: Review Intra-abdominal pressure test, the diaphragm test, seated hip flexion test and trunk extension test.
10:00am – 11:00am: Developmental Kinesiology (DK): Adaptations to grip & hand support.
11:00am – 12:00pm:  DNS Exercise Workshop: Oblique chain activation in side lying
12:00pm – 1:00pm: LUNCH
1:00pm – 2:00pm: DNS Exercise Workshop: Oblique chain activation in side lying into tall oblique positions.
2:00pm – 3:00pm: DNS Exercise Workshop: Oblique chain activation in side lying into tall oblique positions.
3:00pm – 4:00pm: DNS Exercise Workshop: Triple flexion stabilization exercise
4:00pm – 5:00pm: DNS Exercise Workshop: Triple flexion stabilization exercise with progressions and regressions for advancing difficulty, including adding physioball for support.


In order to attend this class, you must also pay the Prague School Fee of 80 Euro (approx $99) here:

Cancellation Policy:

  • A service charge of $75 will apply for all cancellations.
  • Refunds will not be issued within 30 days of the seminar date.
  • Registration may be transferred to a different eligible party with 30 days notice.

CEU Policy:

-Motus Education applies for CEUs for licensed chiropractors in the state of the course as a standard practice.
-We agree to apply for CEUs for additional states/professions, if there is sufficient time (based on each states’ rules).
-If you require CEUs for your state and profession, please inform Motus Education of your CE needs at the time of registration.

Richard Ulm, DC

Instructor: Robert Lardner, PT

Course: DNS Exercise 1

Course Dates: May 18-19, 2019

Course Times: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Course L​ocation:

Invictus Boston
Back Bay location
31 Saint James Avenue
BOSTON, MA 02116

Cost: $750

Early Bird Discounts:

6 months before course: BOST6 for $150 off

5 months before course: BOST5 for $100 off

4 months before course: BOST4 for $50 off