Dynamic Movement Intervention

Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) is a special intervention that helps children that might be struggling with their movement skills and have gross motor development delay. The goal of DMI is to help children learn how to move better by doing specific exercises that promote postural responses and help new neural pathways form.


DMI is like doing brain puzzles for your body and brain! By doing these “puzzles” (exercises ) childrens’ brains can make new connections that help them get better at moving and reaching important milestones, like crawling or walking. Regardless of level of cognition and extent of neurological deficit or damage, affected children benefit from DMI motor intervention as it pertains to stimulating neuroplasticity in the developing brain.

Children diagnosed with any type of motor delay including conditions such as; Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, hypotonia, chromosomal abnormalities/genetic disorders, spinal cord lesions or acquired brain injury may benefit from this form of therapy. Children at risk, such as those who are born prematurely can also benefit from this therapy due to the strong neuroplastic changes that this treatment stimulates within the developing brain.

DMI can also be used as foundation for improving:

Alignment & Postural Control

Range of Movement

Balance

Somatosensory Development

Modifying tone

Improving abnormal patterns of movement

Th results of DMI are the most profound when delivered  in intensive blocks; daily sessions delivered over a period of two weeks. This method really harnesses the principles of neuroplasticity and provides results in a short period of time. After a two week intensive parents and guardians are provided with a series of exercises to practice with their children before returning to the clinic to monitor progress. 

Our practitioners are also able to deliver DMI during regular sessions and integrate the principles into day to day practice. 

For more information on DMI and how it can assist your child in meeting their development milestones please don't hesitate to contact us.