Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and Athletic Performance

by admin on January 12, 2012

Dr. Phil Page will be co-presenting with Clare Frank DPT on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization and Athletic Performance at the APTA Combined Sections meeting February 8, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Here is the course description:

The nervous system establishes programs that control human locomotion, which is comprised of posture and movement. This “motor control” is largely established during the first critical years of life. Global motor patterns form the foundation of human movement are essential for control of posture and stability of the spine-the pivotal center of the entire movement system for optimal movement patterns. Based upon the principles of neurodevelopmental kinesiology, the scope of clinical rehabilitation options for many of our neuromusculoskeletal patients and athletes has been expanded. The dynamic neuromuscular stabilization approach involves every component of the movement system (ie, muscles, joints, discs, nerves, and soft tissue) to optimize ideal joint alignment and neuromuscular coordination to prevent overstress in joints and muscle overuse. Participants in this 1- day course will be introduced to this approach with clinical applications and functional exercises for sports rehabilitation and performance training.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of developmental kinesiology.
  • Describe the importance of the integrated spinal stabilizing system in athletic and sports function.
  • Assess the deep spinal stabilizing system and utilize the key techniques used in its treatment, based on the principles of dynamic neuromuscular kinesiology.
  • Perform clinical rehabilitation applications and functional exercises in sports rehabilitation.

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