Physioneeds Academy




Learn Motor and Postural ontogeny and train the Neuromuscular Stabilization to improve your client’s breathing, posture and Movement pattern with a Developmental kinesiological approach.


Course Objectives

⁃ Improve understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology with an emphasis on development during the first year of life

⁃ Identify and describe key milestones in human development

⁃ Introduce the three level of sensorimotor control in functional assessment and treatment

⁃ Demonstrate the relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood

⁃ Introduce new terminology pertinent to rehabilitation such as functional joint centration, punctum fixum, punctum mobile and the integrated stabilizing system of the spine

⁃ Define ideal postural stabilization from a developmental perspective: intra-abdominal pressure regulation, dual role of the diaphragm in stabilization and respiration, stabilization via co-contraction

⁃ Identify common stereotypes of faulty postural stabilization (“open scissors syndrome”, forward drown posture, backward drown posture, “hour glass syndrome”)

⁃ Explain and demonstrate biomechanics of undifferentiated, ipsilateral and contralateral postural-locomotion patterns; closed and opened kinematic chains, stepping forward and supporting function

⁃ Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns

⁃ Demonstrate the correlation between poor respiration patterns and functional pathology of the locomotor system

⁃ 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: exercise in undifferentiated static positions; position transfer during locomotor function; exercise progression using unstable surfaces; increased difficulty of the exercises utilizing resistance, dual tasking and other challenges

⁃ Clarify how DNS corrective exercises can integrate with other exercise strategies

⁃ Cover the basics of application of DNS concept in sport training

⁃ Provide basic clinical management explanation for clinicians to better integrate the DNS approach in their regular practice, including patient education

⁃ Optimally prepare students for the next level of training (Course “B”)


Calicut, India

Date: 04-06 May 2024 Instructor: Dr. Shaheem

Who this is for:

  • Physiotherapists 
  • Exercise Specialists 
  • Rehab Specialists 
  • Strength / Conditioning Coach 
  • Athletic Trainers 
  • Osteopaths 
  • Chiropractors 
  • Medical Practitioners 
  • Sports coach
  • Healthcare professional
  • Manual Therapist 
  • Personal Trainers 
  • Fitness trainer

Students will receive:

  • Course Manual
  • Certificate



  • Theory online/offline Examination
  • Practical- Individual Testing

What is granted upon completion:

  • Certificate of SDNS
  • Length of course: 16 hours

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