PHYSICAL MEDICINE & FUNCTIONAL REHAB

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stablization 

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is an assessment and treatment modality in physical therapy, chiropractic and personal training fields. DNS works by stimulating the central nervous system to retrain the neurophysiological aspect of the locomotion system. This allows for ideal spinal and extremity joint stabilization and leads to improved movement patterns and restoration of dysfunctional areas of the body. DNS uses physical therapy models to help activate stabilization musculature, which starts with proper mechanics of the diaphragm, pelvic floor and "core musculature," then expands to the limbs. DNS helps reestablish the connections between muscle and brain and supports treatment in patients with disc herniations, rotator cuff syndrome, neck pain, pelvic floor weakness, GERD (acid reflux), hypertonic muscles from strokes and cerebral palsy and many other conditions. 

 

Developmental Kinesiology

While height and weight scales are important to monitor throughout the begining years of life, so are movment patterns. As a typically developing infant reaches age milestones, they will accomplish specific movement patterns. These movment patterns are hard wired into the nervous system and build a great foundation for therapeutic exercise. 

Treatable Conditions

The following conditions can be treated with DNS

  • Low back pain 

  • Sciatica

  • Core weakness/instablity 

  • Winging scapulas

  • Knee pain

  • Knocked knees 

  • Toe walking 

  • Meniscus tears

  • Ankle sprains 

  • Plantar fasciitis 

  • Bursitis 

  • Hamstring sprains 

  • Carpal tunnel 

  • Tennis/golfer's elbow

  • Rotator cuff syndrome

  • Labrum tears 

  • Disc herniations