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


June 6-9, 2024, See course program

Join us for an unparalleled learning experience with numerous experienced DNS instructors including prof.Kolar and Petr Bitnar covering an array of special topics including developmental anatomy, pediatric issues, the DNS FIT KID program, DNS stretching exercises, and viscero-vertebral assessment and treatment.

This event offers a unique opportunity to observe real patient demonstrations and participate in hands-on workshops. 

Engage with an international community of participants from many countries, expanding your professional network and gaining insights into diverse approaches to DNS. 

Don't miss this chance to elevate your expertise and integrate new skills into your practice. Register now and be part of this unforgettable event!

Logan University, Chesterfield, MO

Pavel Kolar, Alena Kobesova and Marcela Safarova  looking forward to see you !

Watch the invitation video by DNS instructor Brett Winchester

Join us and meet a diverse group of experts from the DNS Team – an exceptional opportunity to network and learn from the best in the field. Register now to be part of this exciting event!

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.

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

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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