Functional rehabilitation method aims to activate your body’s natural stabilization system via the ideologies of developmental kinesiology. The need for this approach is using the characteristic stabilization system for re-establishing the innate neuromuscular pathways which may have lessened over the years. When the pathways get re-established, then the person will be able to gain his pain-free and proper biomechanical functions. The functional rehabilitation method uses an approach in which each purposeful movement gets reinforced by the synchronized movement of segmental postural stability. The goal of this method is achieving optimal muscle coordination through exercising in developmental positions.
This method is also known as Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and it is much more functional. This brings the segments and supporting joints into a functionally allied position. When one muscle becomes dysfunctional then the whole stabilizing function gets disturbed and along with this, the movement’s quality gets compromised. When a healthy baby moves then it moves in perfection as its muscle and joint attachments don’t possess compensations and work in a perfect joint stabilization and synergy. The joints and muscles that work in synergy aid in achieving a perfect baby movement. But, as a person gets older, then some things hinder this synergy and they don’t permit to move with this perfection.
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The DNS exercises derive from crawling, creeping, rolling positions, and it can comprise the utilization of equipment, such as resistance bands and fitness balls. Again, more progressive exercises comprise standing, tripod stances, and kneeling. When you are involved in the process of performing the exercises, then you can take the support of the experts to correct your movement patterns and also train your mind for doing it properly until and unless it turns out to be ideally automatic. And the best thing about DNS is every person can attempt to do this.
DNS would suit you in the following conditions like:
- When you are elderly or weak and wish to regain your body’s stability.
- When you happen to be a professional athlete and want your body to function optimally.
- When you are a victim of intervertebral disc prolapse
- When you are suffering from chronic neurological disorders.
In all the above conditions, a person can witness promising results. DNS is at times applied with infants as well as adolescents too who have been suffering from unbalanced movement patterns. The purpose of DNS is to augment general spine stability and fostering an awareness of mind and body where proper and natural movement feels normal.
For implementing Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, a comprehensive audit of the patient’s stabilizing pattern is audited with a healthy baby’s stabilizing pattern. After this, the ideal stabilization patterns get trained with particular functional exercises which would target the patient’s integrated stabilizing system. In this phase, the patients are given exercises to teach their body how it should be moved. Again, this isn’t sufficient as the functional exercises get your brain to co-activate for stimulating and conditioning optimal movement forms automatically. Here, the goal is for your brain to regain stability of movements and with more challenging movements, the movement patterns turn into unconscious and normal.