Dr. Bassem explains Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) and how it can help your child grow by leaps and bounds!
What is DMI?
Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) is a therapeutic technique that emphasizes proper posture through a series of exercises and positions aimed at guiding children towards more effortless and automatic movements. This approach is grounded in stimulating neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to change and adapt in response to specific and repetitive movements and techniques.
The Science Behind DMI:
DMI's effectiveness lies in its ability to stimulate neuroplasticity in the developing brain. Neuroplasticity allows the brain to create new neural pathways and connections based on the movements and positions experienced during DMI exercises. As a result, children can develop improved postural control, coordination, and motor skills, addressing motor delays and related challenges.
Can your child benefit from DMI techniques?
Children experiencing motor delays, low muscle tone, torticollis, genetic syndromes, developmental delays, or prematurity can greatly benefit from DMI interventions. DMI offers a personalized and adaptive approach, making it suitable for children across a spectrum of activity levels and abilities. The exercises are designed to challenge the child and help them progress in stability and mobility.
DMI Sessions and Availability:
Physical therapists in all three of our locations have been certified by co-founder of the DMI technique Jake Kreindler. The frequency and intensity of DMI therapy sessions may vary based on your child's needs and progress. Intensive DMI programs have shown to yield quicker and more significant responses, but ongoing, weekly sessions are also available for continued progression and challenge. Our therapists will be able to educate parents and guardians on techniques to compound progress at home.
Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) is a specialized therapeutic technique designed to enhance physical wellness and motor skills in children with various challenges. By leveraging neuroplasticity, DMI empowers children to achieve better postural control and movement patterns, improving their overall quality of life. If you would like to learn more about DMI or talk to one of certified therapists, please call us at the phone numbers below.
Staten Island (718) 477-1911
2955 Veterans Rd W, Level C
1550 Richmond Ave, Suite 206
Holmdel (732) 479-2474
670 N Beers St
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