DNS EXERCISE 1 is coming to ABQ!

To register: Go the the "Appointments" page and select DNS Exercise Part 1.


January 20 - 21, 2018

NM Physical Therapy Board: approved for 12 contact hours
Doctors of Naprapathic Medicine: pending approval for 12 CEUs
NM Chiropractic Board: approved for 12 CEUs
Note: If you need CEU for personal training, please let me know

Early Bird Pricing: $450 (ends Sept 15)
Regular Pricing: $500 (Sept 16 - Dec 31)
Procrastinator Pricing: $550 (after Jan 1)
**Plus, Prague School fee of 80 euros.**

Bonus: if 15 people enroll I will be able to refund $50 of your class fee. So...invite your friends!

To register: Go the the "Appointments" page and select DNS Exercise Part 1.

Minimum attendance:

Possible Discount:
if we get attendance of 15 then I can refund $50 of your class fee.  So...spread the word!

Who is the instructor?

Dr. Michael Rintala, D.C. has been part of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour Sports Medicine Team since 2005. He is also a treating doctor for the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and wide variety of other organizations ranging from Dance to Action Sports. 

He has been studying the principles and techniques of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with Prof. Pavel Kolar since 2004. Dr. Rintala became a Certified DNS Practitioner in 2009, and he continues to pursue greater mastery of DNS concepts and manual skills and strives to help others achieve that goal as well.

What will be learned?
•Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology. 
•Describe the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood.
•Discuss and demonstrate the basis of human movement: support, stepping forward, the biomechanics of motor function, the verticalization process & functional joint centration in postural development.
•Evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
•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 in supine, prone, low kneeling, oblique sit, and quadruped global movements.
•Demonstrate how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise strategies.

Who can take a DNS Exercise class?
Clinicians, trainers, coaches, exercise physiologists, kinesiologists, & body work therapists (chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, etc.).

Wait, what exactly is DNS?

No matter where in the world we are born, we all progress through the same developmental patterns (sagittal stabilization, prone propping, oblique sitting, rolling, tall kneeling, quadruped, squatting, crawling, etc.). 

Reconnecting with these patterns is incredibly beneficial not only for elite athletes, but for older folks, and even folks in pain.

I've taken Exercise Part 1 and Part 2 and found it incredibly easy to integrate into practice.  Patients really resonate with the patterns (as they should, they were born with them) and they find the homework to be fun (which helps with compliance). 

Here is a really great summary article:

7 Things You Didn't Know about Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization:


Or, just check out the DNS website:


Another thing I like about DNS:

They offer sport and condition specific classes:

Movement Flow prep for Athletes
Foot and running specific
Viscero-Somatic Patterns

as well as classes for clinicians with a medical background that focus on: 

developmental kinesiology
functional joint centration
integrated stabilizing system of the spine
reflex locomotion
respiratory patterns

and a whole series on Pediatrics.

To register: Go the the "Appointments" page and select DNS Exercise Part 1.


Feel free to call or e-mail with any questions at all.  Dr.Blair@BlueSkyABQ.com or (505) 948-3773.