Alright friends, it’s time to talk about what DNS actually is. Especially for those of you that are students out there, you may hear people just throw the acronym out there casually and be really confused so I’m going to try and clear that up for you.
The ability of the practitioner to differentiate and explain the dynamic nature of IAP may be the difference between successful at home exercise programs and non-compliant patients. Many clinicians leave a DNS course thinking they need to walk around with a maximal abdominal brace at all times and miss the distinction between an abdominal brace and IAP.
The pediatric series through DNS was everything that I was missing in my pediatrics training. Here was my train of thought: I was always taught that if there is not a motion restriction during motion palpation, why adjust? On that same thought, if babies have no compensatory movement patterns yet and they have the proper respiration pattern and therefore, no trigger points or soft tissue tenderness…why treat?! Better yet, why are babies getting adjusted SO OFTEN in clinical chiropractic settings if they do not have joint restrictions or soft tissue issues? I had this internal struggle about treating kids for as long as I have been in school.
The Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization C course is the third course in the “letter route” of courses. At this point, the attendee of DNS A and DNS B has been exposed to why DNS is important in patient rehabilitation, where the idea of DNS came from, some developmental kinesiology positions, and how to integrate the core properly.