Concepts and Principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

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Dynamic neuromuscular (core) stability is necessary for optimal athletic performance and is not achieved purely by adequate strength of abdominals, spinal extensors, gluteals or any other musculature; rather, core stabilization is accomplished through precise coordination of these muscles and intra‐abdominal pressure regulation by the central nervous system. The Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) approach provides functional tools to assess and activate the intrinsic spinal stabilizers in order to optimize the movement system for both pre‐habilitation and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, performance, and training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the concepts and principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.
  • Explain the relationship between development during the first year of life and dysfunction of the locomotor system in adulthood. 
  • Demonstrate the basis of human movement and how to enhance rehabilitation and performance with that knowledge.
  • Identify how to evaluate and correct poor respiratory patterns.
  • Discuss how DNS corrective exercises can be integrated with other exercise and rehabilitation strategies.

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Course Instructor

Michael Rintala, DC Michael Rintala, DC

Michael Rintala, D.C. is in private practice in San Diego, California specializing in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Rintala has been part of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour Sports Medicine Team since 2005. He is also a treating doctor for the World Surf League (WSL) and a wide variety of other organizations ranging from Dance to Action Sports. He also serves on the USA Surfing Performance Committee. Dr. Rintala is an international instructor on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) for the Prague School of Rehabilitation. He is a certified DNS Exercise Trainer and DNS Practitioner.

Neuromuscular Stabilization

Course Instructor

Michael Rintala, DC Michael Rintala, DC

Michael Rintala, D.C. is in private practice in San Diego, California specializing in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Rintala has been part of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour Sports Medicine Team since 2005. He is also a treating doctor for the World Surf League (WSL) and a wide variety of other organizations ranging from Dance to Action Sports. He also serves on the USA Surfing Performance Committee. Dr. Rintala is an international instructor on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) for the Prague School of Rehabilitation. He is a certified DNS Exercise Trainer and DNS Practitioner.

Neuromuscular Stabilization