Dynamic Neuromuscluar Stabilization (DNS)
One of the main guiding principles of our practice is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). DNS is a physiotherapy system that originated in the Czech Republic and was created through observation of innate movement patterns that are programmed into the neurological development of children from birth.
The basis for DNS is that neurological stability is pre-programmed into the brain and develops as a child grows (following this line of thought, think of a newborn, pretty gooey and unstable, right? Now think of a 1 year old, they are able to walk around and do many activities with great segmental control of their bodies) and that these innate stability patterns can be re-programmed into adults who have "lost" or "unlearned" stable movements and positions because of the stresses of modern life (i.e. sitting in a chair for 8 hours per day, moving poorly because of injuries, etc.).
These concepts form the foundation of our approach to exercise and body control.