Clare Frank on DNS and Janda

by admin on November 26, 2011

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach co-author Clare Frank, DPT is a certified instructor for “Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization,” (DNS) a rehabilitation program based in part on Dr. Janda’s teaching and the rest of the Prague School Faculty. She was recently interviewed by Dr. Phillip Snell of about her experiences with Dr. Janda. Dr. Pavel Kolar, who developed the DNS program, was one of Dr. Janda’s students. Watch her interview here.


The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy published a review by David M Williams, MPT, PhD, ATC, CSCS, of the University of Iowa of Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach

a well-written, comprehensive overview of the works of Vladimir Janda. Anyone whose clinical practice has benefited from exposure to the Janda Approach through his various compendiums, videos, courses, and manuscripts will appreciate this all inclusive reference….a thorough, well-organized, and well-written summary of the Janda ap­proach to muscle imbalance.

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Manual Therapy reviews Janda Textbook

September 13, 2011

Jairus Quensnele DC, a Canadian chiropractor, recently wrote a review of Assessment and Treatment of Muscular Imbalance: The Janda Approach in the journal, Manual Therapy. Here is an excerpt: “The book is filled with helpful diagrams, pictures and algorithms that promote deeper understanding and enable a more pleasant read. The content is quite broad, appropriately [...]

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Janda book reviewed in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice

August 2, 2011

The magazine of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recently published a review of Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach. In Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, manual physical therapist Michelle Finnergan reviewed the book. She noted that the book “provides a lot of useful information that is different from [...]

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Listen to author Clare Frank podcast

April 25, 2011

Dr. Clare Frank, co-author of Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach was recently interviewed for a podcast on PT She discusses Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization from the Prague School, as well as the influence Dr. Janda had on her approach. Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a form of rehabilitation based on development kinesiology. DNS [...]

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Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance in BottomLine Secrets

January 10, 2011

Bottom Line Secrets, a free e-newsletter, recently featured Dr. Phil Page in an article about simple exercises for muscle imbalance syndromes. He provides simple exercises for knee pain, hip pain, as well as upper back and shoulder pain… Read the entire article below. Source: HealthyWoman / Bottom Line: December, 2010 Body-Balancing Workout for Pain-Free Joints [...]

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Journal of Bodywork Reviews Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

November 9, 2010

Download PDF of review here by Philip Maffetone Vladimir Janda, MD, DSc (1923–2002) influenced generations of practitioners spanning many disciplines. This evidence-based book is written by three physical therapists, all of whom worked with Janda. It emphasizes various assessment and treatment procedures based on the existence of muscle imbalance – the combination of abnormal muscle [...]

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“Essential Reading” recommendation by Mike Reinold

November 2, 2010

Mike Reinold, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS, head athletic trainer for the Boston Red Sox, has a great blog on orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. In addition to keeping his readers informed of the literature and promoting discussion on current concepts, he has an “Essential Reading List” for the best books in athletic training, physical therapy, and [...]

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Top 25 Ranking!

October 28, 2010

After almost one year, Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalances: The Janda Approach is in the top 25 on  We’re #19 in Sports Medicine and #24 in Physical Therapy!

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