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You Peaked at Squatting When you Were a Baby

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Have you watched a newborn move? They do everything perfectly, squat perfect to pick up a toy, sit perfect, lift their head perfect, everything. At this point, all of their muscles are working together without any compensation.

At Tennessee Back Pain Center, we use a rehabilitative technique that mimics the movement of babies to get your muscles and joints working and stabilizing the way they should! This is called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization or DNS for short. Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) uses developmental kinesiology to retrain the neurophysiological aspect of the motor system. As a baby is developing muscles, the nervous system establishes programs to control human posture, movement, and gait. DNS, therefore, mimics the movements of babies to re-train your brain how you are supposed to move - without compensation, without weakness, and without pain.

DNS is built upon the functional stabilization of the core and the use of diaphragmatic pressure (belly pressure) to stabilize the spinal column. This technique is critical for people experiencing back pain. When you think about your low back, you have lots of big muscles that help stabilize the spine from the back, but very few muscles that stabilize the spine from the front. Therefore, intra-abdominal pressure is used to stabilize the spine from the front. This is pressure between your diaphragm and your pelvic floor that acts as a stable foundation for the rest of the body to move from.

DNS is not just limited to low back complaints - it helps develop proper form and centration along all joints of the body. Every mobility issue, tight muscle, or restricted joint has an underlying stability issue. This is important because you might be the strongest lifter in the world, but if you can't stabilize your joints, you are at high risk of injury. This is a great tool to train your brain how you should move, how your muscles should work, and how your joints should stabilize!

Call (615)-900-5187 today to gain stability, improve strength, and move better!

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