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Dynamic Exercise Therapy Treatment

The Dynamic Exercise Therapy Treatment is performed by dynamic training, a mixture of postures, motions and training patterns (dynamic treatment); with verbal and physical guidance, to elicit independent control. Helping encourage the body to return to better structure and function. With a primary focus on function over structure. Working to assist motor control and restore ideal functional postures. Helping with sports performance, sports injury and pain control. The person as a whole is taken into account and therefore the clinician will not only help reduce the symptoms you present with, but will also help to find out the reason they occurred (the key link), to aid you in your journey of preventing reoccurrence. This helps to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and performance training. Transitioning from injury management, into rehabilitation, and then later into full performance. While working towards a functional performance goal.

Therefore, at times, the treatment of conditions such as a sports injury, or to help with pain control and better motor control following pain episodes, or to assist in optimising sports performance, may be given to very different areas of the body to the primary complaint.

Guidance for aftercare is provided, which assists by aiding to establish and prioritize training components, which can be initiated independently. As an adjunct in achieving your goals.

The system of dynamic assessment and treatment, can be applied to all conditions of ‘dis-ease’, yet can be incorporated alongside ‘traditional’ medical procedures and treatments.

Dynamic exercise therapy is based on these key theories, integrated together to aid functional performance and bodily functions, ensuring their continued healthy function.

  • Function is more important than structure.
  • Motor control is key, and functional control of motor systems is required.
  • There will normally be a ‘key link’, which is often non-symptomatic.
  • Motor control can be treated, by re-grooving healthy motor and movement patterns.
  • People can be taught to self-manage many aspects of their condition.
  • Inherent programmes of the central nervous system are present, and can be used to restore ideal functional postures.
  • Sports performance and competition longevity can be improved, by achieving ideal functional postures (you are only as strong as your ‘weakest link’).
  • The body is a whole, and functions as such, with a global kinetic pattern.
  • A ‘functional pathology’, is a ‘software problem’, and is always reversible.
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Dynamic Assessment Consultation Procedure

For new patients, a full case history is taken, any prior investigations and current goals discussed, so these can be taken into consideration.

Next, if clinically appropriate, you may be asked to dress down to your underwear to allow us to look at the presenting problem. (However, feel free to wear small shorts, if it makes you feel more comfortable).

You will then be asked to perform a mixture of postures, motions and training patterns (dynamic assessment), to help us gain information and understand your posture and movement capacity, and then interpret this in regards to your presenting complaint, and goals. Identifying key links in your case.

If required, additional examination, and questioning will take place. A diagnosis will then be discussed, respecting and including any possible related past sports injury, and if appropriate at this point, treatment will begin.

After dynamic treatment intervention, you will be re-assessed to ensure efficacy, and optimize, the development of therapeutic strategies, for precision care and training.

Guidance for aftercare will be provided, which assists by aiding to establish and prioritise training components, and will be case specific. For example, a person with a sports injury, who is in need of pain control and physical rehabilitation, may require a different training intensity and dynamic exercise therapy programme, compared to someone with purely a sports performance focus, which can be initiated independently. As an adjunct in achieving your goals.

During this process and any subsequent treatments, you are welcome to have another adult individual present, to act as a supportive chaperone, if required.

We recommend your first visit is a Complex Case Consultation for the more complex cases and athletic pursuits.

We recommend you evaluate if your first consultation should be a Complex Case Consultation, prior to booking the First Dynamic Exercise Therapy Consultation. 

The Initial Consultation (First Dynamic Exercise Therapy Consultation) will last 45 minutes, and all follow up appointments for treatment will last 30 minutes, unless a 60 minutes treatment is required.

We recommend a Child’s first visit is a First Paediatric Consultation.

Next Steps

If there are any other questions, or, you wish to book a consultation with Michael Parr the consulting osteopath and physical rehabilitation specialist in Cambridge, based at Elementary Health. Please don’t hesitate to call or email.

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Cambridge Osteopathy
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Elementary Health

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8c Romsey Terrace
Cambridge
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