Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

Door Ruud Alsemgeest


The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement and gait. This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life. Therefore, the “Prague School” emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes.

The “Prague School” of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine was established by key neurologists/physiatrists, all of whom were giants in the 20th Century rehabilitation movement: Professors’ Vaclav Vojta, Karel Lewit, Vladimir Janda, and Frantisek Vele.

Based upon the groundbreaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles described by these mentors, Pavel Kolar has organized the next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. This new rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).

Registration fee: € 96.80 (€ 80 excl. VAT) are not included and must be paid via the DNS website https://www.rehabps.cz/rehab/course.php?c_id=1554

Wat je gaat leren?

  • Skills to utilize the most important tests to evaluate the stabilizing system of the spine.
  • Skills for evaluation of breathing stereotypes.
  • The most important techniques used in active treatment of the stabilizing system of the spine utilizing the principles of ontogenesis.

With the above knowledge and skills, the attendee should be able to clinically apply these principles for:

  • Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system, vertebrogenic and radicular pain syndromes where the deep stabilizing system of the spine plays a crucial role.
  • Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system resulting from poor early development.


Doelgroep: Fysiotherapeuten, Osteopaten, Chiropractors

Taal : Engels

Studiebelasting: 24 uren

Wat je gaat leren?

  1. The basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
  2. Functional stabilization of the spine
  3. The relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  4. The reflex consequences following central neural programs during the first year of life.
  5. New terminology such as functional joint centration and decentration, stabilization, punctum fixum. In addition, posture will be discussed from a developmental point of view.
  6. Development during the first year of life: stabilization of the spine in the sagittal plane, development of the phasic movements coupled with trunk rotation.
  7. Correction of poor stereotypical respiration.



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Over de trainer:

Born in The Netherlands, Ruud Alsemgeest graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, in Bournemouth, United Kingdom in 2002. The next ten years he worked as chiropractor and clinic director of one of the largest private chiropractic clinics in The Netherlands. Here, he was fortunate to be able to become experienced with a large variety of patients, from babies to elderly, from weekend-warriors to international elite athletes. Ruud was introduced to the work of Professors Karel Lewit and not the least Pavel Kolar in 2009. Ever since then, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization has greatly influenced Ruud’s scope of practice. After his move to Stockholm, Sweden, in 2012 he has been working at his private chiropractic and rehabilitation clinic Funktions Fabriken. Here, he combines an array of manual therapy and soft tissue techniques with DNS developmental exercises and evaluation. His biggest interests are movement analysis and performance optimization for athletes.