Ep. 22: Dynamic Neuromuscular  Stabilization

This was a trip Kyle and Joel took to a Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Level 1 course hosted by Midwest Rehabilitation Institute.  After the first day we got to sit down with the instructor Brett Winchester and host Alex Earl and cover all kinds of topics.

We discussed more behind DNS and how both of them have utilized it in their practice and seen it evolve.  We also talk about how both Brett and Alex have continued to learn but also made a conscious effort to work on being the best at what they do and what that takes.  This is a great episode if you're looking to up your game in any area.  Check it out.

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Show Notes:

0:00-CP Intro Video: Courtesy of Justin Joy of “Elder Pine Media”  Contact: elderpinemedia@gmail.com


0:37-Welcome to this episode of Clinically Pressed in the hotel lobby (we are so sorry for the background noise.  We tried as hard as we could.


0:59-Let us introduce Brett Winchester and Alex Earl.  


1:51-Joel’s first Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) course and what he thinks of it thus far.


2:40-Working on symptoms and compensation vs. going after the root problem.


3:51-Integrating all treatment parameters to come up with a great treatment plan.


4:10-Talking hamstring pain and where else to work.


5:50-Treating tendinopathies with eccentric to help heal and utilizing DNS.


6:21-Hamstring injury and intra-abdominal pressure.


8:10-Why hasn’t everyone bought into DNS if it is so effective?


9:05-There is no cookie cutter way of treating the human body.


11:10-Failing and immediately learning from it, not just forgetting and not adjusting


11:35-”Fail hard and fail often”.


13.27-Knowing when to use a particular tool is a sign of a great clinician.


16:10-The importance of your communication with your patients and how you say it.


17:38-Creating a multi-disciplinary approach to your clinic and what that all entails.


19:36-What about the future of health care?  How might it change?


21:03-The better the western medicine is the bigger the decrease in physical medicine and everything else that goes into health.


21:30-Not starting with ‘western medicine’ but starting with conservative treatment and physical medicine, etc and reversing the order where people start.


24:01-Using the breathing techniques and inter-abdominal pressure and getting patients to utilize it.


The Clinically Pressed Questions


26:02-What is something you believe that others may not?

    -Brett: How hard it is to be the best in the world at something.

        BOOK: ‘Grit’-Angela Duckworth

        BOOK: ‘Talent Code’-Daniel Coyle

        BOOK: ‘Talent is Overrated’-Geoff Colvin

        BOOK: ‘The Sports Gene’-David Epstein

        BOOK: ‘Peak’-Anders Erickson: Deliberate practice.  If it is fun for you, it’s probably not deliberate practice.

        BOOK: ‘Blink’ & ‘Outliers’-Malcolm Gladwell

    -Alex: You have the ability to change the world one patient at a time.  You’re also changing their world and having a positive impact.


31:56-Mindset when you walk through the door to your treatment room.  Setting it to 100%.

    BOOK: ‘The Power of Now’-Eckhart Tolle


33:56-Top Book Recommendations

    -Brett: ‘Manifest Your Destiny’ & ‘The Power of Intention’-Wayne Dyer?

        ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’-Viktor Frankl

    -Alex: ‘Start with Why’-Simon Sinek & the TED Talk


38:24-What would you tell yourself 10 (or 5) years ago if you could talk to yourself?

    -Brett: Be more patient and enjoy the journey.

    -Alex: Invest in other people and relationships.  Don’t think you can do it on your own.


41:14-Try and move away from being selfish at a young age and serving other people.  This is a ‘lightbulb’ moment.


44:06-Giving your all for multiple but individual things to get the most out of it in your day.


44:44-Most influential purchase for under $100.

     -Brett: His phone for all the things it allows him to do (he bought it on a special so it qualified)

     -Alex: Buying his daughter's first bike and the memories that it created.


47:10-Take home message for the listeners

    -Alex: Continue to learn and therefore grow.

    -Brett: Find balance in your life and be great in every aspect of your life.


49:18-If you aren’t planning you may constantly feel like you need to do something and planning can help organize you to be more efficient.


50:00-Where can people find you?

    -Brett: Win Spine & Sport

    -Alex: Midwest Rehabilitation Institute


51:34-Let the credits roll


51:52-AJ with the closing.  Check out more on www.clinicallypressed.com


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