Dr. Christopher Wood is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician and Certified DNS Exercise Instructor in North Phoenix whose practice focuses on functional movement assessment and rehabilitation geared towards dynamic stability.

Myself and one of our trainers just recently completed a comprehensive 3-day seminar which taught the application of DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) to weightlifting. It was amazing! DNS is the core stabilization technique that we utilize in our office, as I am a Certified DNS Exercise instructor. The cornerstone of DNS is the principle that true core stabilization comes from the dual action of the diaphragm (our breathing muscle) and the production of IAP (increased intra-abdominal pressure). If increased IAP is not maintained, a Compensatory Stabilization Strategy will occur. In other words, your body will “cheat” to enable you to perform the activity that you want. Just because you are cheating doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be successful in your sport or activity. This is one of the reasons why some athletes are reluctant to change their approach and attempt to change their technique. The truth is that using a proven correct stabilization technique can improve your performance.

We saw many examples of athletes who have achieved personal bests as a result of utilizing DNS principles. Also utilizing proper stabilization will decrease your chance of injury substantially and provide longevity to the life of your sport or activity. What you don’t always see is that the athletes that use a Compensatory Stabilization Strategy will on many occasions be riddled with arthritis and/or have had joint replacements later in life. Our goal is to allow you to perform your sport or activity optimally and for as long as you’d like. If you have any questions regarding proper core stabilization or would like your movement patterns evaluated, please do not hesitate to contact us at (602)258-9663.