Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

The Prague School and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Rehabilitation Prague School


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 organizedthe next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. This new rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). See video.




  • 60 minute online tutorial will be available for replay for 2 weeks following the live stream.
  • This live interactive demonstration/discussion will be followed by a short question and answer session

Experienced DNS instructor Petra Valouchova presents DNS assessment and treatment of the athlete with shoulder girdle pain

Register for  DNS online video library and watch this new 10 min video

This leaflet is a guide to improving pelvic floor function with exercises and appropriate physical activities.

Electronic version is included in the Online Video Library

Exercise in the rhythm of poems from DNS FIT KID Journal 

DNS FIT KID program has been hosted in Prague fore more than 2 years with a great success! Register to the first international FIT KID courses with the outstanding instructor Eliska!

San Diego - November 19 - 20, 2022 - DNS FIT KID

Prague - August 26 - 27, 2023  -  DNS FIT KID

Using simultaneous spirometry, ultrasound and DNS Brace assessment, caudal displacement and greater excursions of the diaphragm  were identified when lifting a load in healthy individuals. The study confirms that postural function of the diaphragm is independent of its respiratory activity and is not reduced by the increase in abdominal wall tension.

Based on DNS FIT KID  Journal Exercises

Abdominal wall tension increases using Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization principles in different postural positions.

The amount of abdominal wall tension significantly increases after verbal and manual instructions according to DNS. The greatest abdominal wall activation was achieved in the bear position.

Paper published in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice

A practical guide instructing patients in layman’s terms how to perform exercises according to the DNS concept. Self-treatment examples. 

66-minute video in Online Video Library

This video can also be purchased separately in the "For patients" section


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