Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Feb;8(1):62-73.

Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization & sports rehabilitation.

Author information

1
Kaiser Permanente Movement Science Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

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. Understanding developmental kinesiology provides a framework to appreciate the regional interdependence and the inter-linking of the skeleton, joints, musculature during movement and the importance of training both the dynamic and stabilizing function of muscles in the kinetic chain. 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 and performance.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

5.

KEYWORDS:

Core stabilization; developmental kinesiology; dynamic neuromuscular stabilization; integrated spinal stabilizing system

PMID:
23439921
PMCID:
PMC3578435
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center