DMI therapy

Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) is a comprehensive intervention used by physical and occupational therapists to treat children with gross motor impairments.

What is DMI?
Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) is a therapeutic technique used in child physicaltherapy to treat children with motor delay by improving automatic postural responses and promoting progress towards developmental milestones. The goal of DMI is to provoke a specified active motor response from the child in response to defined dynamic exercises prescribed by the therapist. This comprehensive intervention incorporates current research on neurorehabilitation, technologies, and methodologies. DMI stimulates neuroplasticity to facilitate new neuronal connections and development of motor milestones.

Who is DMI for?
Regardless of level of cognition and extent of neurological deficit or damage, affected children benefit from DMI motor intervention as it pertains to stimulating neuroplasticity in the developing brain. Children diagnosed with any type of motor delay including conditions such as; Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, hypotonia, chromosomal abnormalities/genetic disorders, spinal cord lesions or acquired brain injury may benefit from this form of therapy. Children at risk, such as those who are born prematurely can also benefit from this therapy due to the strong neuroplastic changes that this treatment stimulates within the developing brain.

What happens during DMI?
After a brief assessment, the therapist will identify areas of deficit, which will guide the treatment. The therapist chooses exercises that will challenge the child’s neurological system to the highest level of skill as well as exercises that develop the core and foundational milestones. Exercises involve movement against gravity, progressively more challenging support, provocation of desired movements, as well as postural and strength challenges.

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 Therapy works well in conjunction with other therapeutic techniques and therapy equipment. These are often combined in a treatment session to provide better alignment and enhance optimal outcomes.

DMI focuses on:
1. Gross motor skills – Improving gross motor skills of children from birth by developing automatic motor movement . (Promotes Neurological Maturity)
2. Gradual progression – Continuously increasing the challenge to encourage the child to respond with greater independence.
3. Alignment and Postural Control – All exercises focus on optimal anatomical alignment and stimulate postural control and verticality.
4. Range of Motion – Muscle and joint range of motion is achieved by movement (Dynamical and functional stretching).
5. Balance – Improved balance is a common thread through most DMI exercises.
6. Functional movements – Improving actions and skills that lead to attaining milestones such as rolling, sitting, standing, and walking.
7. Somatosensory Development – The strong sensory information provided by the exercises sends afferent messages to the brain to create specialized synapses that fine tune balance, muscle control, and movement.
8. Modifying tone, primitive reflexes, and abnormal patterns of movement – DMI strives to provide normalized movement patterns to children with neurological dysfunction to assist with the integration of disruptive primitive reflexes.
9. Global Development – DMI focuses on gross motor skills, however, many other skills develop as a byproduct of this intensive intervention.


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Baby wearing consultation

Would you like to try a sling or baby carrier, but have no idea which one is right for you and your child? Our pediatric physiotherapists and wearing consultants are happy to help. Baby wearing consultants show you how to carry your baby and teach you how to tie a sling. This way you always know that you are using the carrier correctly and safely. They are also able to help and advise for special circumstances. For example, if your child was born prematurely, has hip dysplasia or other specific situations.

Baby wearing consultation

Learn stomach, back or hip carry from €75
During the consultation you learn how to carry your child on your stomach, back or hip. We teach you one knotting method per consultation in order for you to master it with confidence. You can use either a leather with a woven wrap, a stretch wrap, or a ring sling. We will discuss your wishes by e-mail in advance. This consultation is suitable from birth. Our hourly rate is €60 per hour. A consultation with a woven wrap takes about 90 minutes. A consultation with the stretch wrap or ring sling will take about 75 minutes. A consultation alongside your partner is also possible, please contact us for all the options available.

From €75.-
Reimbursement via the health insurer is sometimes an option. Inquire about the possibilities.

Make an appointment?
Send us an e-mail with the following information: how old your child is, which consultation you would like and how many people will join. We will seek to respond quickly and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Consultations are available on work days between 09:00 and 17:00. Consultations in the evenings or on the weekend are possible at an additional cost.
If you are not sure which appointment you should make, please feel free to ask us for advice. We are happy to help you.



We will directly make an appointment for a consultation.
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From €75.-

Baby massage

Baby massage is easy to learn and a lot of fun to do. Every baby loves to be stroked, massaged and cuddled.
The baby is constantly cradled in the womb. The skin, which is the first of all the senses to develop, is touched and stimulated with every movement of the mother. We continue this process with the baby massage.
Baby massage is especially suitable to learn in the the first few months as your baby can’t crawl yet but loves to be touched and cuddled.


For all mothers and fathers who want to learn to massage their baby in a relaxed way. The baby can be massaged from 8 weeks old.


The course consists of 3 lessons of 1 hour. You will learn all baby massage techniques. The group consists of 3 to 6 participants.


The course consists of 2 lessons of 1 hour.
The first lesson we massage the stomach, chest and legs.
The second lesson we massage the arms, back and face.

It is possible to have the lessons at home with a group of friends.Please get in touch for the possibilities!


One lesson of 1 hour in your home. I will teach you to massage the belly, legs and back.


  • Group course (3 lessons); € 90.-
  • Private course in your home (2 lessons); € 125.-
  • Private single lesson in your home (1 lesson); € 75.-
    All courses include a baby massage booklet and oil.


Some insurers will reimburse all or some of the costs of a Baby Massage course. To find out what is included in your insurance policy you should contact your health insurer. You will pay us directly for the course and then reclaim any reimbursement separately with your insurer. Whether and what the insurance reimburses varies per insurance.

The course is not a treatment or therapy, unless referred by the doctor or a specialist. In those circumstances the treatments are submitted directly to the health insurer under pediatric physiotherapy.


New group courses start every month. Individual lessons can start weekly.
E-Mail us for the upcoming start dates


  • Group course (3 lessons); € 90.-
  • Private course in your home (2 lessons); € 125.-
  • Private single lesson in your home (1 lesson); € 75.-
    All courses include a baby massage booklet and oil

In some cases, the costs can be claimed from the health insurer, ask for the options.