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Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization: exercise in developmental positions to achieve spinal stability and functional joint centration 

Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization: exercise in developmental positions to achieve spinal stability and functional joint centration
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Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization: exercise in developmental positions to achieve spinal stability and functional joint centration
Author(s):

Alena Kobesova

, Marcela Safarova

, and Pavel Kolar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199674107.003.0061
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date: 08 April 2020

Kolar’s approach to dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS) is a complex one that encompasses principles of developmental kinesiology during the first year of human life. Further, it includes defining posture, breathing pattern, and functional joint centration from a ‘neurodevelopmental’ perspective. DNS assessment is based on comparing the patient’s stabilizing pattern to the one of a healthy infant. The treatment approach is based on ontogenetic postural locomotor patterns. Optimizing the distribution of internal forces of muscles that act on each segment of the spine and/or any other joint is the primary goal of this treatment approach.

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