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DNS Basic Course A


  • January 12 – 14, 2024
    • Friday 2-6 pm
    • Saturday 9 am-5 pm
    • Sunday 9 am-5 pm
  • Instructors: William Tortoriello, DC, Robert Newhalfen, DC
  • Location: Motus Integrative Health 1425 Eagle Ridge Drive Schererville, IN 46375 USA

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This course is accredited for continuing education through the Southeast Professional Education Group.

Southeast Professional Education Group is an approved provider of Continuing Education through the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE approved courses are accepted in the following states: AK, ID, IN, IA, KS, MA, ME, MD, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OR, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT, WY, Puerto Rico and Nova Scotia.

CE approval in the following states is approved through their partnership with the Department of Postgraduate Education at Texas Chiropractic College: CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, ID, IL, MS, RI and WA.

Course Goals & Description:

  • Improve understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life
  • Identify and describe key milestones in human development
  • Introduce the three level 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 terminology 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, dual role of the diaphragm in stabilization and respiration, stabilization via cocontraction
  • Identify common stereotypes of faulty postural stabilization (“open scissors syndrome”, forward drown posture, backward drown posture, “hour glass syndrome”)
  • Explain and demonstrate biomechanics of undifferentiated, ipsilateral and contralateral posturallocomotion 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 both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests
  • Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions: exercise in undifferentiated static positions; position transfer during locomotor function; exercise progression using unstable surfaces; 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 application of DNS concept in sport training
  • Provide basic clinical management explanation 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”)

Registration Fee: $750 + 80 euro Mandatory Prague School Fee

Important information: Upon completion of the registration form, you will be invoiced via PayPal within 2 business days. Registration is not complete until payment is received.  Please pay the separate Prague School fee here.

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