Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a unique approach to hands-on rehabilitation. Pavel Kolar developed DNS in the Czech Republic by utilizing techniques to activate the integrated stabilizing system of our spine and body. It is based on scientific principles of developmental kinesiology (how babies grow and learn to move) and applies them towards the neurophysiological aspects of the adult locomotion system.
DNS starts off by focusing on proper breathing patterns, which is a prerequisite to the human stabilizing system. This method progresses through guided movement patterns, which decrease tension in overworked muscles while increasing tone in under-worked muscles. DNS works by stimulating movement control centers in the brain through activation of ideal, inborn movement patterns; therefore, “turning off” improper dysfunctional movement patterns.
DNS concepts are utilized on infants, children and adults, as well as amateur and elite level athletes. It is used to rehabilitate the injured, to optimize movement that prevents injury, and to improve sports performance by optimizing the efficiency of motion