DNS Exercise-1 at Goodlife Health Clubs

Posted by Hans Lindgren DC on 30 March 2017 | 0 Comments

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I recently taught an DNS Exercise-1 Course for a group of Personal Trainers at the Alexandra Hills location of Goodlife Health Clubs, with the aim of preparing the PTs to be an integral part of my upcoming “Back Care Program”.

The group was small and very enthusiastic which enabled us to cover a large amount of exercises, including some from the DNS Exercise-2 material. I am confident that the participating Trainers will have the skills they will require to be involved in teaching people how to move better - both to rehabilitate and prevent injuries.

More Information regarding the “Back Care Program” will be posted in a separate blog.


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DNS Exercise 1 - 2 day course includes:

•Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology. 
•Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.
•Discuss and demonstrate the basis of human movement: support, stepping forward, the biomechanics of motor function, the verticalization process & functional joint centration in postural development.
•Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
•Assess the integrated stabilizing system of the spine both visually and utilizing dynamic functional tests.
•Integrate corrective exercises based on the DNS functional tests and developmental positions in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
•Demonstrate how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise strategies.

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