Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a manual and rehabilitative approach to optimize the movement system based on the scientific principles of developmental kinesiology (DK).
The developer of DNS is professor Pavel Kolar, PT, PhD, a Czech physiotherapist who has been influenced by the “greats” of Prague School of Manual Medicine, including Karel Lewit, Vladimir Janda, Vaclav Vojta and Frantisek Vele. DNS is rapidly gaining attention and acceptance in the sports rehab and performance enhancement arena for both the recovery from musculoskeletal overuse injuries and injury prevention.
What Can DNS Do for Your Patients?
One of the main goals of using DNS with our patients and athletes is to facilitate or enhance the activation of the Integrated Stabilizing System of the Spine (ISSS). When we are able to facilitate the synergy of our ISSS, we promote a stable base from which we can move and transfer forces efficiently. This efficient movement, coordination and timing may help reduce the risk of repetitive overuse injury and enhance performance.
One of the base active exercises that we use in DNS is a supine 3-4 month developmental position in order to work with the patient or athlete to facilitate the establishment of sagittal stabilization. This requires the alignment of the pelvic floor and diaphragm in order to work together to provide adequate intra-abdominal pressure and an eccentric load on the abdominal wall. Below is an example of this position:
It is important to note that it is not just putting the patient into this developmental position but the proper queuing with positioning that makes the difference and creates the synergy needed to achieve the ideal sagittal stability.
We see this and other developmental positions within all human movements. With efficient transfer of forces we create the ability to maximize performance.
Learn More at These Seminars
Come to these summer seminars and learn how to facilitate and integrate the 3-4 month sagittal stabilization position and other positions into global movement patterns in order to enhance movements for your patients and athletes during sport and rehabilitation.
Check out these opportunities:
DNS Exercise/Sport 2, Sept. 17-18, 2016, San Diego
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