Intro to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – according to Kolar | by Dr. Michael Rintala, DC

  • The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement and gait. This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life. Therefore, the “Prague School” emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes.

  • The “Prague School” of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine was established by key neurologists/physiatrists, all of whom were giants in the 20th Century rehabilitation movement: Professors’ Vaclav VojtaKarel LewitVladimir Janda, and Frantisek Vele.

  • Based upon the groundbreaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles described by these mentors, Pavel Kolar has organized the next generation of clinical protocols that are designed to restore and stabilize locomotor function. This new rehabilitation approach is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS).


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Dr. Michael Rintala, DC

About the founder of DNS – professor Pavel Kolar, P.T., Paed. Dr., Ph.D.

Professor Kolar is a physiotherapist by training. His instructors, Professor Karel Lewit and the late Professors Vaclav Vojta and Vladimir Janda, profoundly influenced him in his evolution of DNS. He is the Director of the Rehabilitation Department, University Hospital Motol, School of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He also acts as an adviser to the Director of the Hospital and serves as vice-dean of bachelor and master study at Second Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague.

As Director of the Rehabilitation Department, Professor Kolar oversees the following:

1. The Rehabilitation Unit for adult patients, both outpatients and in-patients.

2.The Rehabilitation Unit for children: outpatient and inpatient.

3.The Pain Management Unit: outpatient and inpatient.

4. The Spinal Unit

5. The School of Physiotherapy

6.Department of Sports Medicine

Professor Kolar is renowned for his work in rehabilitation, in addition to his utilization of DNS methods to celebrities in the world of sports, politics and entertainment. He has been appointed team clinician for the Czech Olympic teams, Soccer team, Davis Cup tennis teams and national ice hockey teams. He gained wide recognition for his treatment of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, which included traveling and serving as the President’s personal clinician when he went abroad. Because of the profound influence of DNS to rehabilitation in the Czech Republic, Professor Kolar was awarded the prestigious “Presidential Award for Professional Excellence”  by Czech President Vaclav Klaus in 2007. This award is typically reserved for those in their later years after many decades of significant contributions to society, while Professor Kolar’s contribution of DNS earned him the coveted award while still in his early 40’s!!

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Intro to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization - according to Kolar | Dr. Michael Rintala DC
Intro to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization according to Kolar 01:00:00

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  1. Very insightful and well presented.


    Good presentation, it is beneficial for my personal learning and for my patients. Thanks

  2. 5

    A nice, interesting introduction to DNS, looking forward to learning more about this – Thank you!

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