Optimizing Your Assessment
Q: What Will I Learn at a Dynamic Neuromuscular Assessment™ Seminar?
A: You will learn to optimize your assessment skills in order to amplify the results you achieve with your clients.
The assessment skills I learned in DNA have proven invaluable with clients, especially athletes. I now have the ability to go beyond muscle testing and assess their feed-forward movement patterns. Learning how to uncover and treat breathing problems and hypertonic muscles has been a game-changer. Clients are getting faster, more lasting results because we’re finally uncovering the heart of their issue, which often means addressing ligament and joint issues.
~ Beth T., Breakaway Bodyworks, LMT
In DNA™ Module One we start with the Intrinsic Kinetic Chain. Breath, breathing, and the players of respiration sets the groundwork to explore the DNA™ template of assessment.
When you complete the Module One seminar, you will have a greater understanding of integrating the following skills and neurological principles.
- Qualify an indicator
- Identify the 4 modes of indicator response
- Identify the players of respiration in the exhalation and inhalation phases of breath
- Assess the subsystem function of the breathing apparatus
- Sequence a long series kinetic chain
- Eccentrically evaluate the pelvic and thoracic diaphragms
- Map the players of respiration in the breathing apparatus
- Use multiple therapy localization strategies that allows you to double check your work
- Establish and maintain a safe container for your clients
Optimizing your assessment via DNA™ uses the integration of two ingredients: Physiology & Philosophy.
Physiology is made up of the neurological principles of structure, movement and motor control. This hardware/software relationship defines the framework in which we can interact with and have a meaningful conversation with the nervous system to create beneficial change.
Philosophy is the road map we use to approach the building blocks of movement integration and how those components assemble into the global picture. The manner in which we have a conversation with the nervous system through kinesiology and how we establish a container of safety effects the outcome of therapeutic intervention. DNA™ provides the template for this conversation so that you are able to maximize the results you’re getting with your clients in achieving their goals.
DNA™Module One introduces The 5 Essential Skills that will be integrated into your movement evaluations.
The Five Essential Skills:
Essential Skill #1 – Hybrid Movement Assessment:
Direct and indicator assessment techniques.
Essential Skill #2 – Functional-Dysfunctional Movement:
Uncovering hidden compensation patterns.
Essential Skill #3 – Completing the Feed-back Loop:
Using feed-forward and feed-back strategies to complete the proprioceptive feedback loop.
Essential Skill #4 – The Functional Compass:
Movement assessment through the lens of multi-planer potential.
Essential Skill #5 – Eccentric Movement Assessment:
Challenges movement over a range rather than a snapshot.
Having a solid foundation in Module One will allow you to progress to more advanced movement assessment strategies. .
DNA™ Optimize Your Assessment ~ Amplify Your Results