Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)
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What is Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)?
DMI is a comprehensive intervention that incorporates current research on neurorehabilitation, technologies, and methodologies. This therapeutic technique is used by physical and occupational therapists to treat children with gross motor impairments by improving and/or provoking a desired action with great emphasis on alignment, sensory integration, and function. The goal is to promote progress toward developmental milestones.
Our DMI Therapists
Licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists must be trained under DMI instructors who are masters/teachers’ level trained. There are 5 levels of trainings which include:
Introductory level A, B, C
Intermediate Level A, B
What are the Benefits of Dynamic Movement Therapy?
The benefits of DMI include integrating specialized exercises that continuously increase the challenges presented to a child to help improve gross motor skills, alignment and postural control, range of motion, and balance with an overall end result to improve and progress functional movements such as rolling, sitting, standing, and walking.
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How do we make therapy fun?
Our therapists incorporate music, games, toys, and an overall kid-focused approach to therapy sessions so the children feel like they are playing even though they are working hard throughout the session.
How do we work as a team?
Our trained therapists support each other during DMI to provide extra support and a set of hands to progress children into more challenging movements and exercises.
How do we include the family?
Families are encouraged to watch, ask questions, learn, practice the exercises with their children directly, and take videos and pictures of their child practicing the skills so they can go home and work on the same exercises and activities at home.
FAQs About Dynamic Movement Therapy
How do you explain Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) to a child?
DMI will help you learn to move your body in new and exciting ways. We’ll be working on some fun and challenging skills with boxes, wobble boards, and balance beams to help you get stronger and build your balance.
What is Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) used for?
DMI is a therapeutic technique that is used to stimulate neuroplasticity in the developing brain. Children with diagnoses such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, hypotonia, genetic syndromes, spinal cord lesions, acquired brain injuries, developmental delays, prematurity, torticollis, and more can benefit from DMI motor interventions.
How many times a week does a child need Dynamic Movement Therapy?
To see the best results, we recommend that DMI is delivered in an intensive program with daily therapy 5x/week for 1, 2, or 3 weeks.