Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is derived from a technique pioneered by Dr. Vaclav Vojta that was originally intended to treat children with cerebral palsy. Vojta’s technique has expanded since its inception in the 1960’s, and is now indicated for a variety of conditions in both the child and the adult. Prof. Pavel Kolar further evolved this technique to make it more dynamic and to yield faster results. This is known as DNS: the purpose of the technique is to promote proper activation and coordination of the neuromuscular system. DNS has yielded amazing success in cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and stroke cases to name a few, and is equally as effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. While DNS is routinely used in Europe, it has only recently started to gain popularity in the United States. Dr. Mumma is 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.
DNS as a Holistic Approach
DNS views the musculoskeletal system as a whole. It involves every component of the movement system stereotypies including: joints, nerves, muscles and soft tissue. This activates entire global motor patterns of the body, which is the foundation of the body’s movement. These patterns are necessary for movement, posture, control and stability of the spine. DNS is one type of therapy, underneath the umbrella of the neuromuscular therapy category of rehabilitation.
Benefits of Neuromuscular Therapy
Neuromuscular therapy itself can help reduce muscle pain and spasms. When muscles spasm they are not receiving adequate blood flow. This lack of blood flow to the muscle also results in a lack of oxygen in the blood reaching the muscle. When the muscle is deprived of oxygen it produces lactic acid. Lactic acid causes the muscle to get sore and lose a certain amount of function. Neuromuscular therapy can help relax the muscle and allow it to release the lactic acid that is causing it to get sore and lose function. Neuromuscular therapy combined with DNS can also help strengthen the muscles and help restore correct function to the musculoskeletal system.
Raleigh, NC Provider of Neuromuscular Therapy
Dr. Mumma is an expert in various forms of manual therapy. You can trust her to treat you with her chiropractic skills in a way that is personalized and effective for your specific needs. Triangle CRC has experience with different types of neuromuscular therapy and we can tailor our approach to meet each patient’s needs. For more information about Dr. Mumma and her practice, click here. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 919-792-8682.