DNS

What is Gestalt... An Introduction to the "Functional Triage"

What is Gestalt... An Introduction to the "Functional Triage"

The “Functional Triage” is something we have been tossing around for quite a while but never really developed into a tangible idea until recently. This unnamed ability to classify patients quickly and apply the associated treatment was something I recognized very quickly the first time I shadowed Dr. Winchester at Winchester Spine and Sport in Troy, MO.

IAP vs Brace: Our Patients Need to Know the Difference

IAP vs Brace: Our Patients Need to Know the Difference

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.

DNS Pediatrics

DNS Pediatrics

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.