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Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization or “DNS”?

DNS is a rehabilitative and movement corrective system based on the principles of Developmental Kinesiology (DK). DNS works by stimulating the brain or “central nervous system” to retrain the neurophysiological aspect of the locomotion system. Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization is achieved through a balance of the deep core intrinsic stabilizers, regulation of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) through proper respiration, and a precise coordination between the abdominals, spinal extensors, and gluteals to achieve optimal movement. 

In DNS, an individual is placed into positions that mimic the 1st year of life to help coordinate the balance between muscle and brain to achieve proper movement.  These “developmental” positions mimic everyday function and allow for the brain to download the proper motor program. Once coordination can be achieved, gradual load can be added for strength. We never add load to dysfunction! In DNS we don’t train muscles, we retrain the brain.

DNS is applicable to people with all types of orthopedic injuries including back and neck pain, shoulder and hip pain, and more. In recent years DNS has gained international recognition as not only a rehabilitative system but as a system for sports performance and injury prevention.

 

For more information on DNS or to schedule an appointment with one of our DNS trained therapists click here.