Treatment of children with motor deficits through the innovative DMI method

DMI (Dynamic Movement Intervention) is a comprehensive intervention that
incorporates current research on neurorehabilitation , technologies and

This technique is used to treat children with motor impairments by improving and/or provoking a desired action with emphasis on alignment, sensory integration and function. Focuses on key areas such as:

  • Improving motor skills

  • Balance

  • Range of motion,

  • Posture
  • Dradual progression
  • In the training of daily activities such as feeding, dressing and undressing

DMI uses a variety of movements and positions to stimulate neuroplasticity, allowing the child to develop new neunoral connections (brain-body). Exercises may include those that help improve the child’s posture and strength. Each exercise is repeated several times per session until the movement becomes automatic




DMI focuses on several main areas:

  • Gross motor skills

  • Gradual progression – Continuously increasing difficulty to encourage the child to respond more independently.
  • Alignment and postural control – All exercises focus on optimal alignment and stimulate postural control
  • Range of motion

  • Balance

  • Functional Movements – Improving skills leading to milestones such as rolling, sitting, standing and walking.
  • Somatosensory development – The powerful sensory information provided by the exercises sends afferent messages to the brain to create specialized synapses that coordinate balance, muscle control and movement.

  • Modifying tone, primitive reflexes, and abnormal patterns of movement

  • Global development – DMI focuses on gross motor skills, however, many other skills are developed as a by-product of this intensive intervention.

We stimulate neuroplasticity through a variety of exercises

In DMI we place the child in positions where gravity provides information that requires a motor response, expecting the child to complete the movement with
progressively less assistance over time.

During a treatment session the child will complete many different exercises which
provide novel and varied sensory and motor challenges and each exercise is
repeated around 5 times. Exercises may be repeated from session to session until
the movements become automatic, which results in improved balance and function.
Exercises are conducted on a tabletop or the floor based on the child’s abilities.

DMI also works effectively in combination with other therapeutic techniques and therapeutic equipment. These are often combined in a session to provide better alignment and lead to optimal results. One of the most important aspects of DMI is the active participation of the child.




We treat any type of motor delay



Regardless of cognitive level and extent of neurological deficit or damage, children
benefit from DMI as it is associated with stimulating neuroplasticity in the
developing brain. Children diagnosed with any type of motor delay, including
conditions such as:

  • Down syndrome
  •  Cerebral palsy
  •  Developmental delay
  •  Hypotonia
  •  Chromosomal
  • Abnormalities/genetic disorders
  •  Spinal cord lesions
  •  Acquired brain injury
  •  Children who are in high-risk groups, e.g. prematurely

Feel safe with us!

Here at Paidokinisi centre we use DMI therapy in our intensive sessions to ensure
your child progresses quickly to meet the desired motor-related goals. We’re one of
a few registered practitioners for DMI Level A therapy in Greece.


Qualified staff


Modern and comfortable environment


Providing solutions for any cases


We co-operate with all insurance funds


We serve all South Suburbs of Athens

If you want to know more about intensive physiotherapy, you can explore our website for more information? Alternatively, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

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