Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
What is DNS?
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is derived from a technique pioneered by Drs. Vaclav Vojta, a Czechoslovakian neurologist; and Pavel Kolar, phD, PT. Dr. Vojta developed a unique therapy that was originally intended to treat children with cerebral palsy. Since its inception in the 1960’s, it has grown and expanded and is now indicated for a variety of conditions in both the child and the adult. Prof. Pavel Kolar further evolved and expanded this technique to make it more dynamic and to yield faster results.
The purpose of the technique is to promote proper activation and coordination of the neuromuscular system. This has yielded amazing success in treating pain syndromes as well as various neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and stroke cases. While DNS is routinely used in Europe, it has only recently started to gain popularity in the United States. Drs. Cotter and Remsburg are part of a small group of practitioners in the US who have extensive training and experience in DNS therapy, which is quickly gaining exposure and demand.
What conditions is DNS used to treat?
DNS is primarily used for any pain syndrome. The treatment consists of “retraining” the muscles via stimulation and specific exercises. This will help strengthen any weak muscles while at the same time relax overactive and tight muscles. DNS is also very successful in treating neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy and post-stroke rehab.