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.


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


Register to an interactive online workshops: November 28, 2023  

DNS instructor: Inger Fjord Villadsen, DC        

Course objectives

  • How can we use the DNS framework to develop the young tennis player?
  • How can we integrate important milestones in the development of an appropriate training program to facilitate the physical and mental focus of a young athlete ?
  • How do we choose what needs to change in the way the player moves on court?

4  exercise sets for patients give specific instructions on combining individual exercises 

into flow series.

From the first to the fourth set, the difficulty of the exercise gradually increases 

Each set is 15-20 min long; 66minutes in total

Existing subscribers will find this chapter in their DNS App. New users may subscribe here.

Please see the interview with dr. Lana Gasparin and DNS instructor Veronika about this  video educational material

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

  • Meet colleagues from other countries
  • Meet prof.Kolar and his team
  • Enjoy beautiful historical medieval city and famous Czech beer

The effect of abdominal bracing on respiration during a lifting task: a cross-sectional study

- Abdominal bracing performed during a lifting task reduces lung volume despite an increase in diaphragmatic motion.

- Diaphragm excursions strongly correlate with lung volumes even under postural loading.

Check this video of young  gymnasts practicing exercise inspired by

DNS FIT KID program focusing on movement dynamics, speed, dexterity, space orientation, balance, and ability to quickkly adapt to a specific position. Do you want to learn more?

Take this course: 

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

Do you want to check all courses offered by your favourite DNS instructor?

Use this new tool at the website showing complete list of DNS courses:: „Sort by instructor“ 



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