Dynamic Neuromuscular Stability (DNS Rehab)
DNS Certified Level A / B / C / D
Dynamic neuromuscular (core) stability (DNS) is necessary for optimal athletic performance and is not achieved purely by adequate strength of abdominals, spinal extensors, gluteals or any other musculature; rather, core stabilization is accomplished through precise coordination of these muscles and intra‐abdominal pressure regulation by the central nervous system. Understanding developmental kinesiology provides a framework to appreciate the regional interdependence and the inter‐linking of the skeleton, joints, musculature during movement and the importance of training both the dynamic and stabilizing function of muscles in the kinetic chain. The Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) approach provides functional tools to assess and activate the intrinsic spinal stabilizers in order to optimize the movement system for both pre‐habilitation and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and performance.
Dynamic core stability for optimal athletic performance is not achieved purely by adequate strength of abdominals, back extensors, gluteals or any others muscles in isolation, but is accomplished through precise coordination of the ISSS and IAP regulation. Rehabilitation of athletic injuries and performance training should not only focus on training muscles in their dynamic anatomical function but also should address their stabilizing function. The DNS approach serves as an important method for both assessment and training of muscles in all facets of their physiological function (purposeful movement and stabilization functions) by using positions determined by developmental kinesiology.