Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) is a therapeutic approach developed by Dr Pavel Kolar that diagnoses and treats chronic and recurrent musculoskeletal injury through Reflex Locomotion.  Reflex Locomotion uses stimulation of precisely defined zones and specific positioning of the patient to elicit stereotypical motor responses.

These motor responses start by engaging core muscles of stabilisation (intersegmental spinal muscles, deep flexors of the neck, the extensors of the back, the abdominal ring and the thoracic and pelvic diaphragms) that underpin safe healthy movement, but may be subverted or turned off for a number of reasons.

This technique is a neuro-motor retraining working on almost pre-conscious muscle trains.  As such the patient isn’t taught to use the core muscles as much as stimulated into using them.  For more see A short history of DNS.