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What happens after injury and movement dysfunction?


After injury or movement dysfunction the motor process is interrupted and this affects the proprioceptive system.


During movement the body has two feedback systems:


  • The proprioceptors – which provide information about internal mechanical events

  • Exteroceptors which provide information about the environment through our vision and hearing.


When we carry out a movement, the proprioceptive system is integrated with the visual and vestibular (hearing) system to keep us balanced and upright. More information comes from the muscles and the joints giving feedback about the direction of movement, the balance, the speed of the movement and the force of the contraction.


Proprioception has several important roles in the motor process:


  • It gives us feedback for immediate adjustments and refinement of movement 

  • It gives us feedback for motor learning

  • It helps to develop existing motor programmes


The processing of sensory information occurs at both conscious and unconscious levels. When the motor programmes get interrupted proprioception loss could lead to unrefined, inaccurate or uncontrolled movement and is a major factor in recurrence of injuries or movement dysfunction.


Movement Re-patterning & Neuromuscular Rehabilitation


The DMS Rehabilitation Module has been developed to progress the patient or athlete through a series of movement patterns designed to correct the “transmission” time and firing sequence within the CNS , correct movement patterns and improve functional movement.


The “Movement Patterns” are progressive from Simple to advanced patterns and from Low Level to High Level.


The DMS Rehabilitation programme is being used in clinics by Physiotherapists, Sport Therapists and Osteopaths and the movement combinations are endless and deliver important and lasting beneficial changes that will make the neuromuscular system more efficient.


The philosophy behind our approach to rehabilitation is based on The Five Phases of Rehabilitation and neuromuscular movement re-education.


The key is in the name: neuromuscular . The focus in many rehabilitation programmes is on individual muscles and there is a tendency to ignore the nervous system because we can’t see it!


With Dynamic Movement Skills we try to re-educate the movement patterns interrupted after injury or surgery. We do this by stimulating the neuromuscular system to change movement patterns. The overriding factor is the importance of having a functional approach to the movement re-patterning and working through all ranges of motion.


The DMS Rehabilitation Module is progressive from the basic movement re-education to functional neuromotor stimulation, to Dynamic Movement development. Through a series of functional exercises the movement patterns are re-educated and the proprioceptive system is re-trained.


It is important that all exercise movements are technically correct and introduced at a point where the client/patient can develop his or her movement patterns. The skill or technique of the movement is just as important as the movement itself.


Where do we use Neuromuscular and Movement Re-patterning?


  • Movement & motor re-education after injury or surgery

    • Movement Dysfunction

    • Neurological Issues – stroke patients, cerebral palsy

    • Seniors – Falls Prevention

    • Muscle Activation & Recruitment

    • Functional Movement Re-Education

    • Kids Movement Dysfunction


  • We have developed progressive Rehab Protocols for:

    • Back

    • Hipo Knee

    • Lower Limb

    • Upper thoracic

    • Shoulder

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