Dr Lotte Hansen, Chiropractor, has a special interest in an area called “Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS). Dr Hansen uses this technique with select patients whose cases are resistant to standard chiropractic techniques. Since DNS is quite different to the usual treatment one can expect from a chiropractor, Dr Hansen has answered a number of questions about this fascinating and powerful therapeutic approach.

What is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilisation (DNS)?

DNS is a manual rehabilitative and performance enhancement approach based upon developmental movement principles. 

Where was DNS developed?

DNS was developed through the Prague School of Rehabilitation which is based at Charles University’s Motol Hospital in the capital of the Czech Republic. 

What is the history of DNS?

The Prague School has been famous for many decades as a leading teaching authority in the field of rehabilitation, frequently initiating new manual care concepts. Professors Vladimir Janda, Karel Lewit, Vaclav Vojta and most recently Pavel Kolar have each been world renowned clinical researchers and rehabilitation specialists. 

Where is DNS now taught and practiced?

The DNS approach has rapidly gained recognition throughout the world having begun in Prague it has spread through Europe, America and Australasia. 

How does DNS work?

DNS is designed to evoke motor patterns in the brain in order to activate the body’s stabilising system, thereby facilitating more effective balanced movement and endurance. This allows for improved body awareness, posture and respiration. 

How is DNS utilised at Central Coast Spinal Care Centre?

Our chiropractor Dr Lotte Hansen has been utilising the DNS approach in her practice for last 14 years and completed her full training as Certified DNS Practitioner in 2013. She continues to do training through the Prague School of Rehabilitation every year to update her skills. 

Dr. Hansen provides various other chiropractic techniques but utilises DNS in appropriate cases and find the technique particularly valuable in addressing chronic pain and problem cases. It is also most effective in enhancing sports performances and caring for infants with delayed developmental milestones. 

Through DNS there is an integration of the effectiveness of manipulation, mobilisation, postural awareness and exercises.

Will DNS help me?

Dr Hansen determines whether a patient will benefit from DNS by taking a history, performing and examination, and then if appropriate, a trial of care. No single technique can help everyone— Dr Hansen will discuss your particular situation with you, and plan an approach that she believes has a good chance of success.