DNS: Human Movement Theory based on Developmental Kinesiology
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization is a rehabilitative and functional approach to improve the control and efficiency of the movement system that is based on scientific principles of developmental kinesiology. It was developed by Professor Pavel Kolar in Prague, Czech Republic. This effective has widely gained attention and acceptance globally in recent years.
We can further understand how DNS works by examining the scientific principles of developmental kinesiology. Through early childhood, as the Central Nervous System matures, the infant learns motor patterns and new postures as it develops core stabilization. From there, they are able to reach for toys or prompt their head up. The most interesting fact among infants is that they have the correct movement patterns already programmed in their brains. This can be seen by how all babies automatically know how to sit, crawl and walk without being taught, relatively at the same age. As the baby develops, the postural position, gravity, and muscles actively pulling on the soft bones develop good shapes of bones joints and muscle alignment of the infant. Joint centration is the ideal alignment of joints in the human body. As the correct movement patterns are already programmed in the infants from when they are born, their movements are in good joint centration.
For adults, we examine how they can keep correct postures and movements with ideal stabilization. DNS uses the genetically predetermined baby positions to evaluate and activate the ideal patterns in adults.
The first sign of undesirable movement patterns in adults is pain or discomfort. By looking at the dysfunctional stabilization pattern, an ideal pattern can be identified and the individual can be taught to correct the pattern over time by instruction.