Our Methods

The key to our success is our expertise and understanding of the underlying causes of neuromuscular and skeletal conditions. This allows us to correctly diagnose problems and select a procedure most suitable for each patient. The cornerstone of our practice is Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Method, a European technique that restores the structural and postural alignment of the body. It is a 21-century system of physiotherapy that has helped many people with back pain and other neuromuscular problems, including elite professional athletes, such as Jaromir Jagr, Roger Federer and Jan Zelezny. We also utilize physical therapy, chiropractic methods, and other cutting edge rehabilitation techniques, such as Brugger Therapy, Kinesio Taping, sensory-motor stimulation, and Vojta therapy. Additionally, we use rehabilitative equipment such as Spinal Decompression therapy, Radial Shock Wave Therapy (EPAT), ATM, Balance Master, Skiers Edge, Spine force and Laser therapy.

More on Strengthening and DNS Exercises

In most of the physiotherapy and chiropractic schools of rehabilitation, as well as in personal training, muscles are trained in isolation. Strengthening weakened muscles in isolation from the unified locomotor system however does not guarantee that established power will automatically transform into adequate performance. Moreover, trained movements that are not integrated into a global motor pattern cannot become involuntary and therefore would be of little help to the patient. For example, we usually do not consciously manage how we walk, stand or seat. These and other habitual movements are controlled by the independent movement patterns “programs” embedded in the Central Nervous System.

The DNS developmental kinesiology approach by Kolar, treats locomotor dysfunction by integrating the corrected movement into the frame of these programs. This way the movement becomes automatic and patient is able to use it without thinking. Most of the DNS exercises are conducted in the classic creeping, crawling or rolling positions. They are applicable for patients with variety of acute and chronic conditions as well as for athletes who are trying to improve their performance and also prevent or rehabilitate injuries. These exercises could include the use of gymnic balls, therabends and other related equipment.

The exercises are not only used to improve the stability of the spine, muscle coordination, balance and strength. They are also designed to increase the body awareness. Linking motor learning with global reflex motor pattern and the interactions of sensory input leads to the most effective intervention in spinal care.

Please use the links to your left to learn more about more about our Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Therapy, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Vojta Therapy, and our other therapy programs.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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