Dynamic Balance

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What is Dynamic Balance?
For years, Dynamic Balance has been the last resort for people recovering from trauma and fighting chronic pain. The lessons learned from these struggles have been distilled into a method of Kinetic Hygiene that can help anyone avoid and alleviate chronic pain.
What is the Foundation Five?
The Foundation Five is a group of fundamental exercises that will train your body to move with proper motion. These simple but detailed movements build the strength and muscle memory necessary to keep your spine aligned and fight the ravages of daily living that cause poor posture.
What is the Dynamic Dozen?
The Dynamic Dozen consists first of the Foundation Five, the essential starting point of Mark St. Peter’s approach to physical training. Seven complimentary exercises to the F5 create the D12, a complete, elemental fitness program that is effective for those who struggle with pain, athletes, and those in between.
What is the Basic 21?
These are the movements that everyone should be doing to improve their daily motions and increase their longevity. Based on the Foundation Five, the Basic 21 build your ability to stay aligned throughout the day. This allows you to build a pathway out of pain and towards a better, more athletic life.
What methods does Dynamic Balance use?
We combat pain by using what we call the “Manual Therapy Triad.” This consists of strength training, stretching, and hands-on tissue manipulation. Through our website and our Basic 21, we are making accessible the tools you need to practice and improve at home.
What is kinetic hygiene?
Our prime tool against chronic pain is what we call “Kinetic Hygiene.” Just like dental hygiene helps us keep our teeth healthy, Kinetic Hygiene helps us keep our joints healthy. Kinetic Hygiene promotes lifelong physical health, maintaining postural accuracy, and preventing the development of maladaptations that can grind on joints with every step.
How can Dynamic Balance improve my posture?
Our Basic 21 packets and classes will help you build and maintain the core strength necessary to keep your body properly aligned no matter what. This stability will allow you to move in healthier motions all day long.
How does Dynamic Balance compare to physical therapy?
Physical therapy is prescribed after an injury and is focused on returning to normal activity. Dynamic Balance is a long-term process that anyone can practice, whether overcoming injury, staying healthy, or building athletic prowess.
Think about it like a diet. Physical Therapy is like eating chicken soup when you have a cold. Dynamic Balance is like finding a quality diet that helps you maximize your personal health.
Can Dynamic Balance help me with back pain?
Absolutely! We’ve had great success alleviating back pain, including sciatica. It all starts with the Foundation Five, which will take the curve out of your low back and align your head and neck above your spine. Check out our testimonials and get started here.
What is bodywork?
Sometimes the healing process requires hands-on, intensive, targeted bodywork. If you are a person who likes the feel-good experience of traditional massage, know that bodywork is not massage. Relaxation is often the focus of massage, while the bodywork at Dynamic Balance is more concerned with function. Scar tissue and fibrous adhesions accumulate in the soft tissues after injury or from chronic tension. We want to break these apart, giving the body a chance to be restructured and realigned with attention to posture and through corrective exercise.
Why should I try the Dynamic Balance method?
We’ve been told all our lives that we need to maintain proper posture. We are rarely told more about it than that we should “sit up straight.” Proper posture is so much more than that and the Dynamic Balance system can help you attain it.

If you’ve lived through a traumatic injury, there’s a good chance that you’re overcorrecting, favoring one muscle while wearing out another. We want to help you achieve balance and avoid pain.
Even if you haven’t suffered an injury, odds are that your daily movements are causing wear and tear that could lead to chronic pain, and even a knee or hip replacement. We want you to avoid those pitfalls by building proper postural control today.