DNS EXERCISE 2 is coming ABQ!

To register: Go the the "Appointments" page and select DNS Exercise Part 2


October 19 & 20, 2019
Saturday - Sunday

Physical Therapy Board (NM): pending approval for 12 contact hours
Doctors of Naprapathic Medicine (NM): pending approval for 12 CEUs
Chiropractic Board (NM): pending approval for 12 CEUs

Early Bird Pricing: $425 (ends June 30)
Regular Pricing: $515 (July 1 - Sept 14)
Procrastinator Pricing: $550 (after Sept 15)
**Plus, Prague School fee of 80 euros.**

Special guest (and DNS certified personal trainer) Maggie Rintala will be assisting with this class!

The "Czech" get up. Those of you with a sharp eye will notice a few differences between this and the Turkish Get Up.

The "Czech" get up. Those of you with a sharp eye will notice a few differences between this and the Turkish Get Up.


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

Minimum attendance:

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?
Review of developmental kinesiology in the context of adult optimal posture, sports performance, global motor patterns and the relationship to enhancing outcomes in sport and human movement.

  • Demonstrate exercises in higher developmental positions – tripod, bear, squat, lunge, step up and its modifications & training of body awareness.

  • Demonstrate exercises utilizing the principles of developmental kinesiology with elastic bands, barbells, weights, and gymball

  • Discuss & demonstrate DNS exercises for specific sport techniques: throwing, jumping, stroke, skating etc.

    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.

I'm also happy to put you in touch with folks that took it last year to get their feedback.

Haven’t taken DNS Exercise 1 yet? No worries, we are hoping to have Dr. Rintala come out in the spring of 2020 to teach another DNS 1. Please e-mail me to let me know your interest so that you don’t miss out!