Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation

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. Therefore, the “Prague School” emphasises neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes.

Dynamic neuromuscular (core) stability 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 stabilisation 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 stabilising function of muscles in the kinetic chain. The Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS) approach provides functional tools to assess and activate the intrinsic spinal stabilisers in order to optimise the movement system for both pre‐habilitation and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and performance.

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