Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, DNS, is a manual and rehabilitative approach to optimize the movement system based upon the scientific principles of developmental kinesiology. DNS is not just a technique, but rather an overall strategy designed to better understand the neurophysiological principles of locomotor system function. The nervous system establishes programs that control human posture, movement and gait. This ‘motor control’ is largely established during the first critical years of life. Therefore, DNS emphasizes neurodevelopmental aspects of motor control in order to assess and restore dysfunction of the locomotor system and associated syndromes. Dynamic neuromuscular (core) stability is necessary for optimal athletic performance and is not achieved purely by adequate strength of abdominals, spinal extensors, gluteals or any other musculature; rather, core stabilization is accomplished through precise coordination of these muscles and intra-abdominal pressure regulation by the nervous system.