Born in The Netherlands, Ruud Alsemgeest graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, in Bournemouth, United Kingdom in 2002. The next ten years he worked as chiropractor and clinic director of one of the largest private chiropractic clinics in The Netherlands. Here, he was fortunate to be able to become experienced with a large variety of patients, from babies to elderly, from weekend-warriors to international elite athletes.
Ruud was introduced to the work of Professors Karel Lewit and not the least Pavel Kolar in 2009. Ever since then, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) has greatly influenced Ruud’s scope of practice.
After his move to Stockholm, Sweden, in 2012 he has been working at his private chiropractic and rehabilitation clinic PHYX. Here, he combines an array of manual therapy and soft tissue techniques with DNS developmental exercises and evaluation. His biggest interests are movement analysis and performance optimization for athletes.
Ruud has been a Certified International Instructor for Prague School of Rehabilitation since 2015. He has taught over 30 courses in DNS throughout Europe, Asia and Middle-East.
Course attendees will have a clear understanding of:
The basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
Development during the first year of life: stabilization of the spine in the sagittal plane, development of the phasic movements coupled with trunk rotation.
The relationship between development during the first year of life and pathology of the locomotor system in adulthood.
The reflex consequences following central neural programs during the first year of life.
Functional stabilization of the spine
Correction of poor stereotypical respiration.
New terminology such as functional joint centration and decentration, stabilization, punctum fixum. In addition, posture will be discussed from a developmental point of view.
Course attendees will possess:
Skills to utilize the most important tests to evaluate the stabilizing system of the spine.
Skills for evaluation of breathing stereotypes.
The most important techniques used in active treatment of the stabilizing system of the spine utilizing the principles of ontogenesis.
With the above knowledge and skills, the attendee should be able to clinically apply these principles for:
Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system, vertebrogenic and radicular pain syndromes where the deep stabilizing system of the spine plays a crucial role.
Treatment of functional pathology of the locomotor system resulting from poor early development.
Much attention has been given in recent years to the development, maintenance and decline of functional stability of the locomotor system. Indeed, emerging research has proven the existence of the deep, or core, stabilizing muscles and their impact in controlling safe joint motion. This is especially true for the joints of the spinal column, where the complexity of the biomechanical and neurophysiological demands is phenomenal. With the increased understanding of functional stability have arisen new theories regarding the etiology of functional pathology and also of effective treatment methods to restore stability. Unfortunately, these techniques have yielded less than satisfactory results for many frustrated clinicians. Some methods, although based on sound principles, have been criticized as impractical.
It is during this period that a new method of intrinsic locomotor system stabilization has arisen to dramatically gain the attention of rehabilitation specialists. Prof. Pavel Kolar, PaedDr., Ph.D. has indeed spawned a new manual approach to activate the intrinsic system and achieve exciting levels of improved function in a remarkably brief period. Based upon the principles of developmental kinesiology, the neurophysiological aspects of the maturing locomotor system on which the Prague school was established, he has expanded the scope of clinical options in an exciting new direction. Attendees to the course will be introduced to these methods.
One of the most exciting aspects of the course is that this method describes the first new manual approach to the treatment of radicular syndromes since Cox and McKenzie did so decades ago. The success of this method has gained a great deal of interest among clinicians around the world.