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DYNAMIC NEUROMUSCULAR STABILIZATION (DNS)

​​ Originating from “Prague School of rehabilitation” DNS is an integrated approach to treat the deep stabilizing system of the whole body. It focuses on “motor control” (regulation of movement with nerves) which is developed in the early years of life and continues to rule your movements and actions at all ages. Motor control allows multiple muscle groups to work together in a chain, rather than individually, to execute safe purposeful movements.


Pain is a result of dysfunction in this motor control. Pain occurs when muscles are not activated in the optimal pattern, are under-used or over-used.


​ DNS does not offer a set of exercises. In fact, it offers a set of principles which can be used for ANY exercise. The emphasis is on correct execution of each exercise to re-establish optimal motor control and abolish pain. There is substantial difference in just doing a plank and doing a plank with proper muscle engagement.

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DNS PRINCIPLES

One of the principles of DNS emphasizes trunk (core) stabilization. When we think of core we think of the muscles on our belly. However, research by Kolar shows that the diaphragm is the key to core stabilization. So, weakness of the diaphragm increases the risk of developing low back pain. The initial emphasis of treatment is to evaluate your breathing pattern, i.e. diaphragm function. Your therapist will identify limitations in your breathing pattern, then spend a fair amount of time to correct them to achieve optimal diaphragmatic function. Once, achieved there are infinite exercises that can be performed. This focus on achieving fundamental strength is the reason why there is high success rate, lower rebounds and long-lasting relief.

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Some of the Causes of your symptoms could be

- Ankle sprains
- Tendinitis (Achilles, Peroneals, Anterior/Posterior Tibialis)
- Plantar Fascitis
- Gait and balance abnormalities
- Shin Splints
- Fractures like LisFranc fractures
- Dislocation
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Instability
- Runners Heel
- Flat Feet (Pes Planus)
- High Arch (Pes Cavus)
- Bunions
- Hammer Toes
- Gout
- Hallux Valgus
- Mortons Neuroma
- Arthritis
- Post Surgical

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Here at Physis PT and rehabilitation we will evaluate the causes of your pain and dysfunction, develop an individually tailored treatment plan and provide one-on-one treatment to get you to pain free life.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Sunny Pandya, PT, MS, DPT

Dr. Mohamed Abdelmegeed, PT, DPT, MSc, DSc, OCS

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Dr. Tom Oddo, DC, CSCS

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