Stands for dynamic neuromuscular facilitation

As a concept and a practical set of exercises and movements, devised by prof. Kolar from the Prague School of Manual Therapy, this technique is used for a number of locomotor system problems, but also in the prevention of pain and injuries.

In our polyclinic, we use this technique every day in the prevention of injuries in both top athletes and recreational players but also common patients suffering from a number of disfunkcionalities regarding spinal or postural issues, muscle deterioation etc. With DNS exercises, we achieve excellent results with disc herniations and other spine problems, as well as pain and limitation of movement of the hips, shoulders, etc.

What exactly are DNS exercises and how are they carried out?

We are talking about dynamic stabilization based on developmental kinesiology, that is the development of a child’s locomotor system up to one year of age. If we follow the development of children, from their birth to their first year of life, we will notice how they try to take the same positions, adopt the same body movement patterns with the ultimate goal of establishing movement on two legs.

But the key theoretical remark of Prof. Kolar is reflected in the understanding of the fact that in order for a child to walk on two legs, it must have a stable trunk that will resist the force of gravity. The DNS refers to the term “central stability for distal mobility” which implies that if the trunk is stable, the extremities can move without restrictions and more easily produce the force needed to perform the movement. In athletes, this helps with injury prevention and greater strength.

DNS exercises are used for:

  • reduced muscle tone
  • spine problems (internal disc protrusion, extrusion, scoliosis, increased kyphosis and lordosis)
  • athletes (injury prevention and increasing sports performance – strength, endurance, stability, movement functionality…)
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