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. In this course, shoulder and hip stability will be stressed along with the treatment of scoliosis and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Although training intra-abdominal pressure to our patients is “about as fun as a rash” as Dr. Brett Winchester says, it is still the foundation of every single movement that we perform. Whether that is picking up a glass of red wine or crushing a golf ball down the fairway, IAP is necessary. Sure, this pressure will be graded appropriately for each movement, which is why this mechanism is touched on again in the C course. A great mentor of mine used this expression to explain how important IAP is to training and introducing stability to patients; “If you don’t have intra-abdominal pressure correct, nothing else can be. It is like throwing a pebble into a pond; the ripple effects are seen throughout the body”.
Developmental kinesiology and positions will also be covered in relation to the shoulder and hip. The C course does a fantastic job of explaining how the shoulder and hip girdles biomechanically form and how the non-ideal development in the first year of life can have adverse effects later on for the function of these joints and surrounding musculature. This is important knowledge to understand so that we can convey this information to our patients for their own rehabilitation as well as their children’s development sequence.
Any practitioner that is dealing with pregnant or postpartum women knows that the pelvic floor can be tricky to treat. In fact, postpartum women of any kind (vaginal, VBAC, cesarean) are likely to experience incontinence. In the C course, entry-level pelvic floor evaluation of function, as well as treatment, will be covered.
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Dr. Lauren Jordan
Dr. Lauren Jordan is the co-founder of Gestalt Education and a Chiropractic Physician at Winchester Spine and Sport in Troy, MO. Lauren has differentiated herself by becoming an expert in the area of pediatrics, pregnancy, and postpartum chiropractic care. She is Webster Technique certified and loves working with expecting mothers. Lauren was the president of the Motion Palpation Club at Logan University. Lauren, her fiance Dean, and their dog Louie enjoy going to concerts to see their favorite bands live.