Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS)

New Therapy to Improve your Health

What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS)?

DNS is a unique rehabilitation approach which achieves exciting levels of improved function. It is an overall therapy rather than a technique and involves treatment, advice and exercise strategies. It stimulates the brain's control centre for stabilisation and restores ideal postures, movements and muscle tone.

Our unique approach linking chiropractic care with DNS therapy has helped patients with back pain, neck pain, headaches, hip and leg pain and shoulder and arm conditions.

Based upon neuro-developmental and rehabilitation principles, DNS has a great success rate over traditional techniques used for babies and adults. Reflex Health Chiropractors had the first DNS practitioner in the UK and the only one practicing and experienced with baby conditions - Dr Ari Mihailidis

The History

Created by professors in the “Prague School” of Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine, DNS was established by key neurologists/physiatrists, all of whom were giants in the 20th Century rehabilitation movement: Professors Vaclav Vojta, Karel Lewit, Vladimir Janda, and Frantisek Vele.

The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement and gait. This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life. The “Prague School” emphasizes neuro-developmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes [1]

DNS and you

DNS can be applied to:

  • Babies and children
  • Poor posture
  • Management of cerebral palsy
  • Paediatric stroke
  • Down's syndrome
  • Central coordination disturbance
  • Developmental delay
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Spinal cord and head injuries
  • Sports injuries/ Rehabilitation
  • Stroke
  • Paresis/ Paralysis

What can DNS achieve?

  • Automatically reactivates the stabilising system of the Spine, which is important for the chronic patient (who rarely can activate it voluntarily)
  • Allows rehabilitation to occur more efficiently
  • It relaxes the compensating muscles thereby removing trigger points
  • It improves posture
  • It can be used at all age groups; babies to elderly
  • It is indicated for the hypermobile patient (loose joints)
  • Helps change inconsistent breathing (key link in many tension headaches)
  • It stabilises the scapulae, which will improve range of motion in most shoulder tendonitis patients instantly [2]

The DNS Therapy

  1. Evoke an ideal pattern of stabilisation as defined by developmental kinesiology - usually reflex approach is necessary.
  2. The patient activates the same quality of stabilisation voluntarily under the practitioner’s supervision
  3. Self-treatment techniques
  4. Integration of ideal pattern of stabilization in daily activities (ex\ work, sports, etc.)

If you would like to book an Initial Consultation for either Chiropractic care or our DNS therapy please contact us on 020 7228 6906 or info@reflex-health.com


Some Patient Cases

Baby:

“My 20 month old son has gross motor delay (he wasn’t crawling or rolling) and Dr Ari mentioned he could help my son by using a treatment called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation. The improvement was astounding. After the first session he moved his legs in a way he had never before, and now is starting to move, when he had seemed so far away from doing that before. After only 2 months he has improved so significantly by moving and even starting to crawl. The only thing change has been the DNS therapy”.  Ms J. B, DNS patient.

Sports/ Corporate:

Goal:
Sports enthusiast and corporate executive wanted to run the London marathon without pain or cause further injury.

Condition:
He had shooting pains to his shin and was limping for about 2 weeks. Pain was aggravated when walking and getting up stairs which was preventing him from running. Balance and foot posture was assessed and found that he had a flat foot on left side and pelvis imbalance.

Treatment:
His low back and pelvis was realigned, foot joints were adjusted and massage was received for tight muscles around the leg and foot. DNS therapy included home exercises and rehabilitation.

Outcome:
He ran the London marathon without any pain and improved on last years’ time by 9 minutes.


Feel you could benefit from seeing Reflex Health Chiropractors then please contact us on 020 7228 6906 or info@reflex-health.com



References:

[1] Ref: http://www.rehabps.com/REHABILITATION/Home.html

[2] Clare Frank, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT,1 Alena Kobesova, MD, PhD,2 and Pavel Kolar, PT, PhD. Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization & Sports Rehabilitation. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Feb; 8(1): 62–73.

"We are dedicated to getting you and your family well and keeping you that way."

Dr. Ari Mihailidis