Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)

Dynamic Movement Intervention

Are you looking for a new method of treatment for your child?

Dynamic Movement Intervention is an intervention commonly used in physical and occupational therapy. This therapeutic technique is used to treat children with motor delay(s) and/or impairment(s) by focusing on alignment, sensory integration, and function.

Our physical therapists are trained in this speciality therapeutic technique. Their main goal is to promote progress towards developmental milestones.

Dynamic Movement Intervention

Is DMI therapy appropriate for my child?

This program promotes progress towards developmental milestones and will benefit most children with motor developmental delays. The below list are some, but not all, of the diagnoses that DMI can benefit: 

  1. Down Syndrome
  2. Cerebral Palsy
  3. Global Developmental Delay
  4. Hypotonia
  5. Chromosomal Abnormalities/Genetic Disorders
  6. Spinal Cord Lesions
  7. Brain Injury
  8. Other Motor Delays
Introducing Our

DMI Therapists

Laura T., PT, DPT, CEIM

DMI Trained

Laura is originally from Buffalo, NY. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Natural Science at Daemen College.

Laura has experience treating children of all ages, in a variety of settings: home, clinic, parks/community, pools, telehealth.

Parent coaching and routine based models are especially important to Laura’s practice. These involve coordination with all caregivers and the patient on goal setting and carrying over interventions throughout daily routines.

During her free time, Laura enjoys skateboarding, hiking, beaching, camping, playing guitar/piano/ukulele, singing and relaxing with her husband and 2 kitties.



  • Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly Management
  • Pediatric Yoga
  • Orthotic and Equipment Indication and Implementation
  • Pediatric Neurological Development Treatment (NDT)
  • Pediatric Vision Techniques
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CEIM)

Katy W., PT, DPT

DMI Trained

Katy is originally from Syracuse, NY. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University with a major in Biology and minor in Education in 2006 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in 2009.

She has worked with both adult and pediatric patients in a variety of settings, but pediatrics has always been her passion. She has worked with children in a variety of environments including: outpatient facilities, pediatric extended care centers, preschool and school based settings.

Katy has worked with children with a wide variety of diagnoses and recognizes how important a family centered approach is while developing a treatment plan.

When she is not working, Katy enjoys exploring all that Southern California has to offer and spending time with her husband and two pups: Lincoln and Benji.



  • Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Orthotic + Equipment Prescription

How It Works…

A Dynamic Movement Intervention session at Milestone looks like:  

  • Brief assessment: identify areas of potential growth
  • Exercises are chosen based off your child’s need and what may challenge them 
  • Exercises can include: movement against gravity, provocation of desired movements, postural control, and strengthening activities  
  • Exercises will be repeated around 5 times and session to session. This allows for movements to become automatic. 
  • Exercises may be completed or performed on the floor or a table top surface  
  • DMI is sometimes combined with other treatment interventions
Ask Our Therapists If DMI Is Right For Your Child
Dynamic Movement Intervention

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*Content contained on this DMI page has been adapted from the DMI website. To learn more about DMI please go to this link.

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