What is DMS?
DMS is a training and rehabilitation methodology that stimulates the nervous system and helps to refine and develop motor patterns. This helps to improve balance, coordination, speed and agility. Most importantly it improves proprioceptive awareness. Proprioception starts with our feet and is essential in providing feedback to our brain and fine tuning our movements to help us maintain our balance without injury. Sometimes it has been described as our sixth sense!
Lorna is a fully qualified DMS coach trained by the inspirational Mike Antoniades who founded The Movement & Running School. Lorna has been using the concept of Dynamic Movement Skills (DMS) for approximately 2 years and has been astounded by the results.
So Who Are The Movement & Running School?
The Movement & Running School teaches people of all ages and abilities to move better and move faster.
What Are The Results?
Lorna has used DMS to treat children and adults with a variety of difficulties from Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, abnormal gait patterns, pain after sports.. all of whom have made significant progress. Improving their balance, stability and speed as well as more importantly reducing their pain!
Lorna also uses DMS to help the upper body and help people with limited movement or pain in their shoulder, neck and back. Children with postural difficulties/deformities have responded amazingly well showing improvements within days!
Has DMS Worked Over Video Consultations?
Most definitely yes! DMS has been one of the biggest successes over the last 3 months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lorna has been able to review and reassess her clients without any difficulties and has then been able to progress their programmes setting more challenging DMS exercises for them to do. Some of the children have even designed their own exercises which has been really inspiring!
DMS has also allowed Lorna to develop 2 FREE downloadable challenges and spread the word far and wide about the benefits it can bring (both FREE challenges can be found on the Positive Steps Physiotherapy Facebook site). Now more than ever when we are locked down it is essential that we all stay fit and active and DMS can do just that! So take a look and give it a go then get in touch and let us personalise a programme just for you.
Lorna Saunders BSc (Hons) MCSP MHCPC
Specialist Neurological & Paediatric Physiotherapist
Owner of Positive Steps Physiotherapy