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 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). See video.


DNS course
Online Video Library
DNS Posters
DNS Booklet
Clinical Rehabilitation Textbook
Karel Lewit Video


Register to a highly practical, interactive and innovative course with a great instructor Eliska Urbarova, MPT. Meet new DNS colleagues from other countries. Combine your business trip during which you will learn a lots of practical skills that can be used when working with children but also adult clients with a holiday in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The famous Pilsner Urquell beer, Czech sirloin steak and evening strolls through the magical medieval streets of Prague on warm summer evenings will be an unforgettable experience. Visit Prague, the home city of DNS, the European city of culture!

Prague - August 24 - 25, 2024  -  DNS FIT KID

Come to Prague to learn practical rehabilitation procedures to treat clients with GE reflux and internal organs dysfunction!

Course taught by an excellent clinician and favorite Prague School Instructor Peter Bitnar, DPT, PhD!

Have you completed DNS Pediatric course part 2 or clinical course C?

Do you work with infants and children?

Come to Prague to take this course with Prof. Pavel Kolar, and experienced DNS instructors: Marcela Safarova, Petra Valouchova, Jiri Halamka and Morris Gapsarin

DNS Pediatric Course Part 3: September 26 - 29, 2024

Check short videos presented by DNS instructor Dr. Richard Ulm, where he delves into the curriculum of the DNS Strength Training courses. Discover the unique aspects of DNS Strength Training and learn how it differs from the DNS Exercise educational tracks. 

  • DNS Yoga Approach for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis 
  • Modifications for patients with various degrees of disability
  • Use of a wide range of aids
  • Education for home exercise

Existing subscribers will find this chapter in their DNS App section “Exercise and Treatment - case reports“

New users may subscribe here.

Inter-rater reliability of the dynamic neuromuscular stabilization

diaphragm tests among individuals with non-specific low back pain and

neck pain

DNS diaphragm test and the Intra-abdominal Pressure Test demonstrate moderate reliability between an experienced and novice DNS clinician when evaluating LBP and neck pain patients, with a greater degree of reliability noted in patients suffering from higher reported pain.



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