What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization?

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is based on the scientific principles of developmental kinesiology; that in early childhood your movement pattern is automatic, predictable, and genetically formed as the nervous system matures. It is used in assessment, treatment, exercise, and functional strategies. DNS is used by some of the world's best athletes, including Roger Federer. 

Three Key Contributions of DNS

1.  Diaphragm Position and Function 

The diaphragm is the muscle within your body that separates your abdominal cavity and chest cavity. The diaphragm is the primary muscle involved in respiration and is also the primary muscle needed to have a strong core and a stable spine. For us to be strong and athletic, we need proper diaphragm function.

2. Joint Centration 

Joint centration refers to having the joints in our body in an optimal position. This creates optimal load transfer between bones in our body and protects structures from injury. 

3. Multi-Sensory Integration 

The systems within our body are very closely connected. Correct sensation is the foundation for good quality movement. If we are unable to properly interpret our environment, such as our feet being unable to fully feel the ground, we are unable to move to our best ability. The assessment of sensory function is very significant in rehabilitation and should be part of a routine patient exam. 


Common Injuries That May Benefit from DNS

Low Back Pain 
Neck Pain
Knee Pain 
Shoulder Pain 
Tennis Elbow 
Golfer's Elbow 
Hip Pain
Rib Pain 

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