DNS Exercise 3 (Pilates)

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512 New South Head Rd, Double Bay, NSW

April 26-28 2024

Friday 26 April - 10am - 6pm

Saturday 27th April - 9am - 6pm. 

Sunday 28th April - 9am - 5pm

Course 3 focuses on using DNS concepts in Pilates to address common injuries, pathologies and postural dysfunctions.
We discuss the impact of long-term muscle imbalance and faulty movement patterns and learn how to approach common imbalances, dysfunctions, and degenerative conditions of the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine.
  • Review the physiological framework of DNS principles

  • Detailed definition of optimal postural stabilization, stepping forward (reaching, grasping, kicking) and supporting (taking off) function

  • Practice and instruct Sagittal Stabilization (SS) and differentiated movement patterns in DNS and Pilates progressions with specific attention to: respiration, relaxation in muscle activation and the importance of isolated movement in all joints

  • Discuss the impact of long term muscle imbalance and faulty movement

  • Description of common imbalances, dysfunctions and degenerative conditions of the upper extremity, lower extremity and spine.

  • Detailed analysis of spine and pelvic dysfunctions, including nonspecific lower back pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain.

  • Detailed analysis of upper extremity dysfunctions, including rotator cuff, impingements, tendinitis, epicondylitis.

  • Define neutral position of scapula on chest, physiological scapulohumeral rhythm and how these influence the dynamic function of the gleno-humeral joint, cervical spine and thoracic spine

  • Detailed analysis of lower extremity dysfunctions including groin pain, FAI, ACL injury, meniscus lesions, jumper's knee, foot disorders.

  • Define neutral position of the hip joint and the importance of maintaining isolated movement of the hip to lumbar and thoracic spine and the alignment of diaphragm and pelvic floor

  • Analysis and practice of how DNS and Pilates exercise systems can be utilised to correct muscle imbalances and movement dysfunctions with emphasis on correct direction of muscle pull

  •  Integration of DNS corrective exercise principles within Pilates exercise cues (verbal and tactile) and within Pilates programming, with attention to musculoskeletal dysfunctions and injuries.