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DNS Course A: By Dr. Brett Winchester

Dr Brett Winchester DNS demonstration

Course Description

  1. 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
  2. Introduce the three level of sensorimotor control in functional assessment and treatment
  3. Demonstrate the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood
  4. Define ideal postural stabilization from a developmental perspective: intra-abdominal pressure regulation, dual role of the diaphragm in stabilization and respiration, stabilization via co-contraction
  5. Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns
  6. Demonstrate the correlation between poor respiration patterns and functional pathology of the locomotor system
  7. Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions: exercise in homologous static positions; position transfer during locomotor function; exercise progression using unstable surfaces; increased difficulty of the exercises utilizing resistance, dual tasking and other challenges
  8. Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies
  9. Cover the basics of application of DNS concept in sport training


Course Location 
Exos – Scottsdale 
2629 E Rose Garden Ln 
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Course Schedule 
March 9th - 11th
Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 5pm
Sunday: 8:30am - 5pm

Course Organizer
Cameron Khavari, D.C.

Course Fees and Registration    (both fees must be paid to complete registration process and secure your seat)

  1. Pay the Prague School Fee of 80 Euros   PAY HERE
  2. Submit Registration Form
  3. Course Fee is $695 for Early Bird Registration Before Dec 31st   
    $750 Registration After Dec 31st 
    ​ Pay now

A Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by local instructor

Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee of 50 Euros.
The DNS A test is completely automatic and on line.  As soon as you register, you will receive a unique link to start the test.  The test is designed to sharpen your understanding and reinforce the concepts of DNS to make you a better trainer, therapist or physician.  The test is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions, including 10 picture questions.  You can spend as much time as you want to take the test.

To pass the test you must answer 35 out of the 50 questions correctly. You will get a maximum of three attempts to pass the test. As soon as you submit your test, you will receive your results immediately both on the screen and they will be sent to you via email.
Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.


DNS encompasses principles of developmental kinesiology during the 1st year of life. These principles define ideal posture, breathing stereotypes and functional joint centration from a “neuro-developmental” paradigm. DNS presents a critical set of functional tests to analyze the quality of functional stability of the spinal and joint stabilizers, and to assist in finding the “key link” of dysfunction. The stabilization training approach is based on ontogenetic global postural-locomotor patterns. The primary goal is to optimize distribution of internal forces of the muscles acting on each segment of the spine and/or any other joint.In the DNS training concept, client education and participation are imperative to reinforce ideal coordination among all stabilizing muscles to achieve the best sport performance. DNS Sport Course attendees are advised on how to start training the ideal postural stabilization function in the easiest and most primitive positions. They then learn how to progress the exercises by using more challenging positions, applying resistance and/or by adding limb movement to meet client’s specific requirements and sport goals.