Sports Medicine Physician Discussing Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and it’s Role in Sports Rehab

The video above  Dr. Dean explains how he utilizes DNS in his sports medicine practice in Los Angeles, California. DNS is a sports rehabilitation system that utilizes principles from developmental kinesiology. DNS is a front line sports medicine treatment for low back pain, neck pain, disc herniations and running injuries.

Key Take Away Points

  • DNS is one of the most innovative sports rehab techniques that been developed over the past several decades.
  • Most professional sports teams utilize principles of DNS into their rehabilitation and sports medicine departments.
  • DNS is highly effective in treating sports injuries particularly low back pain, knee pain, neck pain, shoulder, hip pain and improve athlete performance.

Important Timeline Key Points: Sports Injuries Explained

  • Dr. Justin Dean explains the sports rehab technique Dynamic Neuromuscular Stablization (DNS) . [0:07]
  • DNS was created by Prague Neurologist  Dr. Pavel Kolar to help children with developmental delays from cerebral palsy. [0:21]
  • The DNS rehabilitation program works on the deep spinal stabilization system that creates core stability similar to the muscle sequencing that’s needed for a baby to roll over. [0:28]
  • One the basic tenets of DNS is reflex locomotion a method to stimulate the nervous system to crawl and turn. [0:41]
  • The application of DNS grew to sports performance, low back pain, plantar fasciitis and chronic pain. [0:54]
  • A video showing a patient with low back pain that is using the DNS sports rehab methodology to relieve pain from a disc herniation. [1:00]
  • Explanation of the how stability is created by teaching a patient to maintain proper core stability by keeping the diagram and pelvic floor aligned properly. This creates 360 degrees of core stability which reduces tight back muscles. [1:16)
  • During sporting activity such as running, low back pain occurs when the majority of force is being transmitted through the spine rather than being transmitted to the shoulder and hips. DNS teaches how to manage forces related to low back pain. [1:27]
  • Video showing an overhead squat by Olympic/world Champion in Olympic weight lifting that Dr. Dean worked with while working in China. [1:35]
  • Video of 2 time national champion in the 800/1500meters showing poor stability during a single leg box squat. This runner was complaining of right knee pain that was relieved by working on the core stability principles of DNS. [1:48]
  • Core strength and endurance are different considerations in sports rehab. DNS is a technique that’s focus is on proper joint mechanics and muscle sequencing. [2:01]
  • Joint pain is related to abnormal joint mechanics specifically with low back pain. DNS is a sports rehab technique that teaches proper joint neutrality/centration. This allows all the muscles to work with equal load, which decreases joint pain therefore increases stability. [2:15]
  • A DNS exercise being demonstrated by a professional runner showing how to maintain proper spinal alignment during a rolling exercise. This was apart of the sports rehab program to relief her right knee pain. [2:33]
  • Professional dancer doing a standing sports specific exercise to relieve running related low back pain using DNS advanced exercises.
  • Professional baseball pitcher with shoulder pain performing DNS side lying exercises targeting proper joint mechanics of the shoulder. Therefore this exercise was part of his sports rehab program to eliminate his shoulder pain. [2:50]
  • A picture showing the reduction of stiffness in the shoulders after treatment with DNS.  (Other methods such as). Pitcher has considerably more external rotation and less shoulder pain during pitching.

Need Sports Rehab LA: Consider The DNS approach