I have been working as a Pilates teacher for many years and recently qualified as a DNS Exercise Trainer. It was a very significant change in thinking for me. It provides a comprehensive understanding of natural human stability and movement.
I use the DNS approach a lot in my 1:1 work, especially with clients who are stuck in a pain cycle with no diagnosable clinical cause. The DNS approach teaches stability really quickly and effectively. I've even had one client successfully rehab from a hernia using DNS.
I use DNS whenever I start a beginners class. I find it a really useful way to quickly get a group stable enough to then explore the Pilates range of exercises. It has also proved invaluable in helping people work out how to weight bear successfully through their arms.
Ruth Hanley - Pilates Teacher
Functional Therapy are proud to support the Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) system by being the only London venue for the Exercise/Sports Courses.
We have been bringing the Prague School Physiotherapists over to teach this system for the last 5 years with great success and support.
As a company we have over 7 years experience using the DNS principles to treat clients and improving performance. So rest assured you will be in safe hands.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) a developmental kinesiology approach by Prof Pavel Kolar (Prague School of Rehabilitation) is an innovative 21-century approach to manual medicine, which involves every component of the locomotor system (muscles, joints, discs, nerves and soft tissues) by stimulating movement control centers in the brain through activation of ideal inborn movement stereotypes.
The method helps to restore the structural and postural alignment of the body's neuro-musculoskeletal system by evoking our Global Motor Patterns. Global Motor Patterns form the foundation of human movement and represent genetically predetermined elements of locomotion and uprighting.
They are activated in the specific sequence of increasing complexity during the postural development in the first year of a child's life. By using a systematic approach of specific exercises and resisted planned movements theses Global Motor Patterns can be restored and improved.
The Prague School of Rehabilitation Physiotherapists come to teach the course, so you are learning from the best. The Physiotherapists have PHD or MSc Degrees and use the techniques daily within the Motol Hospital In/Out patients as well as consult at Professor Kolars private Clinic in Prague.