Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Sep 20, 2012 / 5:00 am
Hello and thanks for reading after a summer hiatus where I enjoyed a typically lovely Okanagan summer. I managed to do quite of bit of travelling through the province, exploring places I had never been to before. What a wonderful place!
As fall approaches, my attention again turns towards education and a renewed focus on being able to offer my patients the most comprehensive care I can. This past week, I was able to travel down to Vancouver to take a course with like-minded chiropractors and physical therapists which was both incredibly enlightening and challenging at the same time.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization is a new (to North America) treatment approach that has been used extensively in the Czech Republic and has the goal of resetting a patient’s movement patterns from one that causes pain and dysfunction to one that is innately born with every person and is the most efficient way to move. Through assessment, instruction and manual cues from the practitioner a patient is taught how to use muscles and movements that will more closely mimic how a child moves at various stages of development. For those who have paid close attention to how children move, it is remarkable how fluid and functionally sound their movement patterns are. Unfortunately as we become adults with injury and not moving enough, we tend to lose this ability to move as we were designed to.
Pavel Kolar is widely credited with fully developing this technique through the Prague School of Rehabilitation; he and his team of therapists work in a hospital setting. His work was based on the practice and teaching of three other very prominent therapists and neurologists in the Czech Republic. Kolar has become a world famous practitioner in the field of rehabilitation and his teachings have become more prominent in North America of the last 10 years. As a newly certified practitioner in this approach, I am looking forward to furthering my education and experience in this field and adding into my daily practice.
More information about DNS can be found here.
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