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BSMPG Announces DNS Course in Boston March 30-April 1, 2012

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Thu, Oct 13, 2011 @ 09:10 AM


BSMPG is proud to annouce the first Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization course on the east coast this coming March 30th through April 1st, 2012.



Introduction to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

The “Prague School of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine” was established by key neurologists/physiatrists, all of whom were giants in the 20th century rehabilitation era i.e. Karel Lewit and the late Professors Vaclav Vojta, Vladimir Janda & Frantisek Vele.  Based on groundbreaking neurodevelopmental and rehabilitation principles by these men, Professor Pavel Kolar has successfully integrated the work of his predecessors in proposing the underlying neurodevelopmental mechanism for how the movement system develops hand-in-hand with CNS maturation.  This complex approach is “cutting-edge” in that it provides a window into provides a window into the complexity and plasticity of the CNS and its effect on the movement system.  The DNS approach can be used in the rehabilitation of a myriad of neurologic, musculoskeletal pain syndromes as well as performance athletic training.

Click HERE for complete details and additional course information

ATTENTION: This course is limited to 30 seats only! Once seats are filled registration will close.  Sign up before you miss this once in a lifetime learning opportunity.




Topics: athletic training conference, athletic training books, Clare Frank, DNS course, DNS, dynamic neuromuscular stabilization

Review of Craig Liebenson's 3-DVD Set

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Fri, Oct 7, 2011 @ 07:10 AM


Craig Liebenson


This past summer I was honored to be asked to team up with Brijesh Patel and contribute to Craig Liebenson’s upcoming function training text book.  Craig is a health care provider that understands the need for both rehabilitation and serious strength training in order to perform at the highest level while reducing the chance of injury.

In short, Craig “gets it”. 

Recently I was able to watch Craig’s most recent contribution to the health and performance field, his 3-disk DVD set.

Core Stability Training

Functional Performance Training

Flexibility, Yoga Training & Postural Advice DVD

This 3-DVD set is a great addition to all sports medicine libraries as Craig is able to bridge the gap between basic sports medicine rehabilitation exercises all the way to high level training with clear examples and coaching details.  It has been my experience that it is this very gap that so many athletes either reinjure themselves or simply never get out of and thus fail to transition to elite sports performance altogether.  The exercises that Craig outlines can be used in both rehabilitation settings or any high performance training center.

I was particularly impressed with both Craig’s respiration assessment and lower belly breathing exercises, which so many clinicians fail to evaluate and implement during their primary physical exam, along with Craig’s exercise selections and progressions within the Core Stability Training DVD.   Because low back pain is nearly inevitable for all of us, and a certainty among college basketball athletes at some time during their college career, a working knowledge and a mastery of appropriate exercise selection is a paramount.  The exercises outlined in this DVD are a must for all athletes as part of their general physical conditioning prior to low back pain or as part of their comprehensive core strengthening program after an episode of low back pain.

Topics: athletic training conference, Craig Liebenson, Barefoot in Boston, DNS course, Announcements, Core Stability Training, Functional Performance Training, Flexibility, Yoga, Postural Advice