Dynamic Movement Intervention, also called DMI, is a therapy technique used by both physiotherapists and occupational therapists. In DMI, we use exercises which provoke a desired response for the child.
In DMI, we use exercises which provoke a desired response for the child.
We are trying to get them out of their atypical movement patterns and try to help them achieve normal movement patterns, which allows them to then achieve functional goals such as sitting, crawling, standing, walking, and everything in between.
We really love DMI because there’s a network of therapists that we can collaborate with, it’s based on current research, and it enables us to utilise all our tools in our tool belt; including electrical stimulation, whole body vibration, theratogs, just to name a few; in order to get the best results from our children.
It’s actually so dynamic that it’s difficult to explain with words. In the video, Rebecca goes inside to show an example of practicing a standing exercise with less support which helps the child to achieve the skill (0:56).