What is Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)?
DMI is a technique used to help children with motor delay by improving automatic postural responses. The aim of DMI is to provoke a specified active motor response from the child in response to defined dynamic exercises, provided by a therapist. DMI stimulates neuroplasticity – facilitating new neuronal connections, which helps in the progression of motor milestones
How Does DMI work?
- Your Ocean Kids therapist will complete an assessment and identify any areas of deficits that are affecting your child’s movement and their motor milestones.
- Exercises will then be chosen to challenge these areas of movement via the neurological system.
- Exercises include movement against gravity, then moves progressively to challenge the level of support needed to complete a movement e.g. transitioning to stand, which develops postural control and strength.
DMI is evidence-based, on research in neurorehabilitation, technologies, and methodologies.
At Ocean Kids, we love using DMI techniques as part of our weekly sessions, intensive therapy programs and we particularly love our 3 week DMI programs! So far, 5 members of our amazing therapy team have completed DMI training!