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4/7/2017 to 4/9/2017
When: 4/7-9/2017
Where: One Ski Hill Place
1521 Ski Hill Rd
Breckenridge, Colorado  80424
United States
Contact: Dr. Richard Ulm

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Two options for courses:

A-Course with Dr. Brett Winchester and Dr. Richard Ulm

April 7-9, 2017

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life.
  • Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
  • Demonstrate understanding of new terminology such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the principles of reflex locomotion:  locomotor patterns - stepping and support function and stimulation zones. 
  • Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
  • Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
  • Perform the basic techniques for reflex locomotion, i.e. reflex turning 1 & 2, and reflex creeping:  initial positioning and anticipated movements, key zones and their vectors.
  • Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions used in reflex locomotion.  Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies.
  •  Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education.
  •  To optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”). 


Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded by local instructor



Participants who would like to participate in the educational track towards becoming a certified practitioner can take this exam for an additional fee of 50 Euros.

The DNS A test is completely automatic and on line.  As soon as you register, you will receive a unique link to start the test.  The test is designed to sharpen your understanding and reinforce the concepts of DNS to make you a better trainer, therapist or physician.  The test is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions, including 10 picture questions.  You can spend as much time as you want to take the test.


To pass the test you must answer 35 out of the 50 questions correctly. You will get a maximum of three attempts to pass the test. As soon as you submit your test, you will receive your results immediately both on the screen and they will be sent to you via email.


Upon successful completion and passing of the test, a Certificate of ACHIEVEMENT from Prague School of Rehabilitation will be awarded.


For more information and to register for the A-Course, click here



Richard Ulm is a former national caliber track and field athlete and university strength coach.  He has competed at several USA National Track & Field Championships, including the 2004 Olympic trials, and has trained the full range of athletes from average personal training clients to Olympians.  He received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences and now practices in his multi-physician clinic in Dublin, OH.  

In his practice (the Columbus Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center) he integrates his background in athletics with the DNS principles to provide the full spectrum of care from initial treatment to performance/technique work.  In addition to the DNS developmental exercises and evaluations, Dr. Ulm utilizes a lot of manual therapy with his patients.  He is fortunate to be able to treat an incredibly wide variety of patients from failed surgeries to professional athletes.  DNS has profoundly influenced the way he assesses, treats, and trains athletes.   

In addition to teaching for Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Dr. Ulm speaks around the country on strength training, Olympic weightlifting technique, manual therapy and rehabilitation. 



Brett Winchester received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic. 

Brett is currently a member of the Logan College of Chiropractic faculty, developing and instructing Logan’s advanced biomechanics course. He also lectures across the globe on various manual medicine topics, including manipulation, mobilization and rehabilitation.  Brett’s lectures have been well received by chiropractors, physical therapists and osteopaths.  His instruction centers on integrating manual treatment with active self-care.  

Brett’s private practice, Winchester-Hilgefort Spine and Joint Center located outside St. Louis, Missouri, established its reputation on evidence-based care for diverse patient populations including professional athletes, occupational athletes, pediatrics and geriatrics.  

DNS has played an integral role in Dr. Winchester’s practice and treatment approach.



Skills Course, the Foot with Petra Vaoucova, PT, PhD

April 8-9, 2017

Course objectives:

  • Developmental aspects & foot formation, influence of the CNS function on foot structural maturation
  • Foot biomechanics from the developmental perspective; stepping forward, supporting function, foot function during gait cycle
  • Foot and ankle functional evaluation from developmental perspective
  • Functional foot centration from the developmental perspective
  • DNS active exercise positions to centrate the foot and to coordinate muscles in foot region
  • Mobilization, relaxation and soft tissue techniques according to Lewit to normalize foot function
  • Foot awareness assessment and treatment (foot cortical representation training)
  • Typical chain reactions and types of musculoskeletal dysfunction resulting from foot dysfunction
  • Biomechanical and developmental kinesiology principles to prescribe foot orthotics
  • Functional foot centration for different types of sport performance
  • Self treatment techniques for foot dysfunction


For more information and to register for the SKILLS COURSE, click here



All Czech physiotherapists (CPT’s) have at least five years of clinical experience studying from and working with Professor Pavel Kolar, becoming highly skilled in his techniques. They are all full-time, active staff members of the Rehabilitation Clinic, University Hospital Motol, 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague, where Professor Kolar serves as the head of the Rehabilitation Clinic and also of the Physiotherapy School. The physiotherapists serve as instructors in rehabilitation to both medical and physiotherapy students at Charles University. Some instructors also currently work as full-time or part-time therapists in Professor Kolar’s Center of Movement Medicine. The CPT’s not only assist Prof. Kolar during his courses in Prague and abroad, but also serve as independent lead instructors of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar in DNS Courses world wide. 

In addition, the CPT’s are involved in various research projects studying the clinical effect of DNS, becoming experts in DNS application in specific topics such as DNS assessment and treatment of neurological, orthopedic or pediatric clients; DNS application in sport, fitness and exercise; DNS to improve female’s health; application of DNS principles in mobilization and relaxation techniques; combining DNS concepts with Yoga principles; and DNS treatment for clients with viscero-somatic symptoms etc. 

All CPT’s involved in the international instruction program of DNS have earned Master’s degrees in Physiotherapy. They have studied extensively with Professor Karel Lewit, an international authority in manual medicine for more than 5 decades and the founder of the internationally renowned “Prague School of Manual Medicine & Rehabilitation”. They have completed a 6-week course in Manual Medicine under Prof. Lewit or under his certified instructors. Most CPT’s also completed the instructor’s course in “Manual Techniques according to Lewit” thus being certified instructors in Manual Medicine in the Czech Republic.

  Finally, all CPT instructors have completed an 8-week course in Reflex Locomotion according to Vojta to become certified Reflex Locomotion practitioners. Marcela Safarova, DPT, PhD and Sarka Spanehlova, MPT also serve as certified Reflex Locomotion international instructors.


Both Courses will be held at the beautiful Ski-in/Ski-out resort One Ski Hill Place


One Ski Hill Place

1521 Ski Hill Rd

Breckenridge, CO 80424

(888) 525-1787 X-2 

Group Code - BC1PR7


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