DNS Pediatrics 1

DNS Pediatrics 1


  • Date: February 9-12, 2024
  • Schedule:
    • Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
    • Sunday: 9 am – 5pm
    • Monday: 9 am – 2 pm
  • Location:  Franciscan Health Crown Point – Marian Education Center
    1201 South Main Street
    Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Instructors: Marcela Safarova DPT, Ph.D.
  • Coffee is provided each day.
  • Register as STUDENT for special student pricing.

Price DOES NOT include the Prague School fee (Please find the link to pay it below).


‍Pediatric ‍course ‍part ‍1  ‍(24 ‍contact ‍hours)

‍This ‍is ‍a ‍4-day ‍course ‍for ‍attendees ‍who ‍work primarily ‍with ‍pediatric ‍clients‍.

  • ‍Demonstrate ‍an ‍understanding ‍of ‍developmental ‍kinesiology ‍in ‍depth ‍with ‍an ‍emphasis ‍on ‍development ‍during ‍the ‍first ‍year ‍of ‍life. ‍Basic ‍sagittal ‍stabilization, ‍postural-locomotion ‍function, ‍stepping ‍forward ‍and ‍supporting ‍extremity ‍function
  • ‍Describe ‍the ‍basis ‍for ‍primitive ‍reflexes ‍and ‍postural ‍reactions ‍and ‍their ‍roles ‍in ‍developmental ‍kinesiology
  • ‍Red ‍flags ‍in ‍the ‍development ‍during ‍the ‍first ‍year ‍of ‍life
  • ‍Assessment ‍of ‍baby’s ‍developmental ‍age. ‍Developmental ‍and ‍chronological ‍age ‍correlation ‍(baby ‍demonstration)
  • ‍Describe ‍the ‍relationship ‍between ‍development ‍during ‍the ‍first ‍year ‍of ‍life ‍and ‍pathology ‍of ‍the ‍locomotor ‍system ‍in ‍adulthood
  • ‍Assess ‍the ‍integrated ‍stabilizing ‍system ‍of ‍the ‍spine ‍both ‍visually ‍and ‍utilizing ‍dynamic ‍functional ‍DNS ‍tests ‍in ‍children
  • ‍Clarify ‍how ‍DNS ‍corrective ‍exercises ‍can ‍integrate ‍with ‍other ‍exercise ‍strategies
  • ‍Evaluate ‍and ‍correct ‍poor ‍respiratory ‍patterns
  • ‍DNS ‍principles ‍for ‍baby ‍handling ‍in ‍positions ‍that ‍correspond ‍to ‍developmental ‍positions ‍of ‍the ‍baby ‍age ‍0-7m. ‍Devices ‍used ‍for ‍carrying ‍babies, ‍yes ‍or ‍no, ‍how ‍and ‍why?
  • ‍Child ‍with ‍asymmetry ‍(oblique ‍neck, ‍oblique ‍pelvis, ‍plagiocephaly ‍and ‍their ‍consequences ‍to ‍the ‍development)
  • ‍Demonstrations ‍of ‍baby ‍assessment ‍and ‍treatment ‍based ‍on ‍DNS ‍principles
  • ‍Toddlers ‍and ‍preschool ‍children ‍exercises ‍according ‍to ‍DNS, ‍easy ‍positions ‍without ‍differentiation

After ‍the ‍DNS ‍Pediatric ‍1 ‍course ‍, participants ‍should ‍be ‍able ‍to ‍assess ‍the ‍spontaneous ‍locomotor ‍function ‍of ‍a ‍child ‍and ‍distinguish ‍between ‍physiological ‍and ‍pathological ‍movement ‍patterns. ‍The ‍emphasis ‍is ‍put ‍on ‍assessment ‍of quality ‍of ‍a ‍movement ‍and ‍assessment ‍of ‍the ‍basic ‍primitive ‍reflexes.

Course Information

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Registration Fees

Fee: $900 + 80 euro Prague 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: https://www.rehabps.cz/bo/course_b.php?c_id=2964&invoice_category=course

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