DNS Strength Training 1

Goals & Objectives

What is DNS-ST1?

DNS-ST1 is an introductory course designed for both medical and fitness professionals with the singular focus of equipping attendees with the skills to effectively apply the powerful concepts of DNS to traditional strength training movements such as pressing, pulling, hinging and squatting. It is an entry-level course; as such, no prior DNS experience is required to attend. This course is perfect for anyone who consistently uses these movements in their personal and professional lives. 

What are the pre-requisites?

None. This is an entry level course for DNS. No prior DNS experiences is required.

Who is eligible to take the course?

Everyone. Unlike other DNS courses, this is NOT restricted to medical professionals.

What are the course objectives?

  • Introduce fundamental DNS concepts such as functional joint centration & ontogenesis.
  • Cover the anatomy and mechanics of trunk stabilization. 
  • Cover multiple DNS tests for trunk stability.
  • Cover physiological and pathological postures.
  • Workshop DNS exercises based in developmental kinesiology from newborn to 6 months. 
  • Apply DNS concepts to common bilateral, sagittal plane, strength training movements such as pushing, pulling, hinging and squatting. 

What are the goals for the course?

  • Attendees will be able to apply DNS concepts to common bilateral, sagittal plane, strength training movements such as pushing, pulling, hinging and squatting.
  • Attendees will be able to perform basic DNS tests to properly identify instability in their patients/athletes.
  • Attendees will be able to properly assess and correct respiration. 
  • Attendees will be able to cue and teach proper respiration.