Intro to DNS Exercise

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) has forever changed the way I view the body.

DNS was the first community that helped me really understand how the body’s deep stabilizers, built around the diaphragm, assist and precede movement of the body. This seemingly simple concept of stability continues to amaze me while working with patients and athletes. However, this idea seems to be misconstrued and sometimes forgotten in the treatment rooms and gyms throughout the country. As Brett Winchester, DC says, “Training and treating without emphasis on intra-abdominal pressure is like treating diarrhea with a burrito, it just doesn’t make sense.”

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If you have not been to a Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization course you may have a skewed perspective about what it is from social media. Yes, we do crawl around on the floor like babies, but it involves much more than just acting like babies. Utilizing the developmental positions and sequences allows us to have a blueprint for how stabilization should occur. Whether we are talking about proper shoulder positioning for a pitcher or the most efficient way of deadlifting, we can make decisions on proper stereotype by seeing how babies progress through their developmental milestones. Then, we can use the positions we were in during the first year of life to train the subcortical stabilization patterns to help achieve those optimal positions in sport and exercise.

The Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise courses are specifically aimed at showing the developmental sequence and how we can influence the deep stabilizers in each of these positions. These classes are perfect for everyone from trainers to seasoned clinicians. The more time we can spend in these positions feeling proper stabilization, the easier it is to teach our patients/clients to use the positions as treatment or as movement prep.

As you transition through the DNS Exercise courses, you will see how we can utilize not only the developmental positions but also the transitions between these positions.

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Dr. Taylor Premer

Dr. Taylor Premer is the Co-Founder of Gestalt Education and a Chiropractor at Winchester Spine & Sport in Troy, MO. Dr. Premer was the president of the Motion Palpation Club at CUKC where he fell in love with teaching and learning manual/rehabilitative skills. He and his fiance Taylor enjoy exploring new coffee shops and traveling to new destinations.