The DNS approach has changed the lives of many health care providers and patients around the world. The following testimonials can help to better understand the positive results associated with DNS.
Leading M.D. Testimonials
"Developmental kinesiology and DNS as taught by Professor Kolar establishes the basis of functional clinical assessment and a critical part of the treatment of neurological, orthopedic and pediatric patients. DNS teaches us how to evaluate babies from the newborn stage, how to recognize signs of very early abnormal development in order to introduce purposeful treatment before poor postures and movement pattern stereotypes become established. DNS also provides critical tools for clinical assessment of adult patients with locomotor system dysfunction (such as chronic pain syndromes) and it provides critical new therapeutic methods to all doctors and clinicians working with athletes. Every clinician or trainer involved in rehabilitation, neurology, pediatric care or sport should know DNS assessment and manual therapeutic and exercise techniques."
Alena Kobesova, MD, PhD, Neurologist & Physiatrist, Motol Hospital, Charles University 3rd Medical School, Prague, Czech Republic
Leading D.C. Testimonials
“Despite the recent interest in active care and rehabilitation, few clinicians truly grasp the theoretical or skill-set cornerstones of these popular ‘catch-word’ strategies, which are based on the topic of habilitation. Professor Kolar's DNS provides the foundations of habilitation, absolutely critical information, and associated treatment protocols in his courses. In so doing, DNS allows us a glimpse of what will heavily impact the future of manual therapeutic techniques and rehabilitation. In short, after observing this approach for motre than 10 years, I now accept the fact that DNS is the future…”
Craig E. Morris, DC, DACRB, CSCS. Editor – Low Back Syndromes: Integrated Clinical Management (McGraw-Hill), Certified DNS Clinician & Instructor, Professor, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles, California
"I just completed my second DNS introductory course "A" and the first one with Dr. Craig Morris as the lead instructor (Los Angeles, June 2008). Craig provided an entertaining, integrated structure, in-depth knowledge and succinct organization of the DNS principles. His explanation, demonstration and supervision of the initial functional tests and introduction to reflex locomotion really helped me to establish a solid foundation from which I can now move forward. The course organization by Jana Morris of F.A.I. was excellent, while Dr. Petra Valouchova, the physiotherapist from Prague, was great in her explanation and supervision of teaching the practical skills. We all felt as though we really understood the material, so nobody was lost or felt left behind. Together, the instructors formed an excellent team and I was surprised to learn it is the first time they have worked together! Now I feel well-grounded and confident in the basic principles and skills of DNS. I am prepared to move forward to integrate the DNS approach with my patients in preparation for the next training level. I am convinced that the DNS approach is the stability factor that allows chiropractic care and rehabilitation to be more effective for long term results. This is what we have searched for in manual care and rehabilitation. I have been involved in Chiropractic for the last 30 years professionally and the DNS approach fits perfectly with the chiropractic model. I am so excited that we have DNS methods to incorporate with our treatment of patients that will reset and optimize the programs of posture, movement and functional stability.
Nathan Cohen, DC, La Jolla, CA
“Reflex locomotion has helped broaden my ability to understand and assess neuromuscular conditions at a deeper level while adding a treatment approach that has improved my effectiveness with my current cases and expanded my ability to treat patients that were untreatable by previous methods.”
Dave Juehring, DC, DACRB, Certified DNS Clinician, Director: Palmer College Rehabilitation Clinics & Residency Program, Davenport, IA
“After studying the diagnostic and manual therapeutic methods of Professor Pavel Kolar, I am increasingly convinced of the critical importance of this approach.”
Rocco Guerriero, B.Sc. D.C. FCCSS(c) FCCRS(c) FCCO(c), Associate Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Coordinator of the Department of Rehabilitative and Assessment Services
“Every chiropractor and chiropractic student needs to know this information.”
Kim Christensen, DC, CCSP. DACRB, CSCS, Portland, OR
Leading P.T. Testimonials
The integration of manual therapy technique with neuromotor control procedures has spawned the development of an intrinsic neuromuscular stabilization system that can improve the function of a wide variety of orthopedic, neurologic, and cardiopulmonary patients. Professor Pavel Kolar has integrated the work of three leading manual medicine and developmental physicians (Vladimir Janda, Karel Lewit, Karl Bobath, and Vaclav Vojte) to evolve a manually and functionally based therapeutic system to intrinsically facilitate the deep stabilization muscles of the spine and extremities. Based on the principles of developmental kinesiology, Dr. Kolar will use patients to demonstrate and teach the manual skills of “reflex locomotion” necessary to efficiently and effectively improve posture, strength, range of motion, endurance and function in a varied population of patients. Whether you are an orthopedic, manual, neurologic, geriatric, pediatric, cardiopulmonary, or Feldenkrais practitioner, you will clinically benefit your patients with this innovative approach. This work is very exciting, complex and demanding. I am very pleased to hear that Dr. Craig Morris, whom I first met when we studied together with Professor’s Janda and Lewit in Prague in 1994, is hosting Professor Kolar here in the United States.
Sandy L. Burkart PhD, PT, Palm Beach Institute of Sports Medicine, Boca Raton, FL
After taking a Redondo Beach FAI course with Professor Kolar, Dr. Bukart stated: “Developmental kinesiology has a unique scientific basis and a practical approach to the rehabilitation of both orthopedic and neurological patients. Based upon a system that facilitates the deep stabilizing muscle of the spine and extremities, this therapeutic protocol can modulate pain, spasm and spasticity, improve posture and facilitate efficient human motion. The FAI course in Redondo Beach by Professor Kolar & his staff is well taught with numerous demonstrations and clinical cases. This is an important concept to apply in clinical practice regardless of your professional training.”
"Participating in courses taught by Professor Pavel Kolar both here in the US and in Prague has been one of the most exciting professional experiences I have had. Even after fourteen years as a physical therapist, I am astonished at the depth of understanding and grasp of the motor system function and dysfunction as it relates to the infant's development that Pavel communicates. The approach is anything but traditional, yet very practical. It is worth every moment of time and energy spent in attending such a course. It opened my eyes to the possibility of speaking to the CNS directly and gaining a more logical understanding of the causes of functional pathology. I highly recommend Professor Kolar’s course and look forward to being there in Redondo Beach in November."
Robert Lardner P.T., Theraband Course Instructor, DNS Certified Instructor, Chicago, IL
Leading Athletic Management/Trainers' Testimonials
"Professional athletes present unique challenges when it comes to neuromuscular system performance at the elite level. Injury prevention and performance enhancement are two key components of our organization's Sports Medicine Program. We have applied many DNS methods into our performance programs and certainly see them as a nice fit in rehabilitation from injury as well.”
Ken Crenshaw, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer, Arizona Diamondbacks (Major League Baseball)
"DNS has been a most powerful addition to my treatment philosophy. It provides an efficient
therapeutic conduit to the CNS, critically enhancing my integrated manual therapy approach. DNS exercise strategies operate
at a basic level of movement efficiency, thereby facilitating a solid foundation upon which to build optimal athletic capacity."
"DNS evaluation and manual therapy techniques are what I utilize when treating world class athletes, weekend warriors, acute or chronic pain patients. It allows me to create the essential base of stability and optimal movement patterns necessary to be successful and optimally enhance other manual medicine, rehabilitation or sports performance training techniques. Knowing what I know now, after 10 years in practice, I wish that DNS would have been available to me as a chiropractic student and that I would have been wise enough to begin my training back then.”
Michael Rintala, D.C., CSCS, PGA Tour Sports Medicine Team, Active Release Technique Practitioner, Certified DNS Clinician, Del Mar, CA