Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Exercise that favors quality movements over quantity of reps is key to restoring proper function.
Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Exercises in Kansas City
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic uses a combination of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and functional movements as part of our rehabilitative exercise protocol. Our physical therapy rehabilitation exercises in Kansas City focus on proper movement patterns, allowing patients to return to full function more efficiently and effectively.
DNS starts at the brain—the highest levels of our body’s functioning. Its aim is to explain and correct proper movement quality based on developmental kinesiology. After studying how we develop as children, DNS has shown that people are able to utilize normal developmental positions to retrain ideal movement in the adult population. By emphasizing quality over quantity in the office, our rehabilitation patients are able to improve body awareness while decreasing pain and muscular compensations, all without requiring excessive repetitions of an exercise. In addition to DNS, we utilize functional movements to increase strength and continue to develop proper movement patterns.
What It Treats
Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Exercises in Kansas City can help with overall movement quality in activities of daily living and recreational activities. This is especially useful in musculoskeletal pain resulting from:
- Headaches and neck pain
- Low Back pain
- Hip Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sciatica and piriformis syndrome
- Knee pain
- IT band syndrome
- Little leaguer’s/tennis/golfer’s elbow
How Rehab Exercises Work
Rehabilitative Exercise is beneficial for improving strength, flexibility, movement patterns, and overall function. F.I.T. uses detailed assessments to determine the primary area of dysfunction. This allows us to address any compensatory patterns that may be directly or indirectly causing the patient’s primary complaint of pain.
Stabilization precedes movement and whenever the body feels unstable, the body restricts that mobility. Many people will just stretch or foam roll when they feel tightness, when often it is the body crying out for more stability, and less stretching. Knowing when to use soft tissue techniques, and when to use rehab exercises is F.I.T.’s speciality.
Rehab Exercises at F.I.T.
The providers at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilize rehab exercises to complement and enhance their other treatment interventions such as A.R.T., dry needling, Graston and Taping. Our physical therapists use physical therapy rehabilitation exercise in each treatment session with every patient in Kansas City.
At F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic, we want to change the function of how your body utilizes certain muscles, patterns, and neuromotor systems by incorporating more neurology (brain power) in these complex, yet somewhat simple, exercises. This is what allows our patients to move better and be stronger than before they found F.I.T.
Tell us about your pain.
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T.
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.