Injury Rehabilitation

Denner Chiropractic & Performance | Charlotte, NC

We understand how important it is to get back to the activities you love after an injury. That's why we offer thorough examinations and personalized plans to get you on the road to recovery. We treat a variety of injuries, including ankle sprains, knee issues, hand and elbow injuries, neck and shoulder pain, and concussions.

Our Rehabilitation Approach

Our goal is not to keep you coming back for endless treatment sessions.

Our goal is to give you the tools you need for success. Too often providers give general exercises that are nonspecific and ineffective for your individual case.

That's why all of our treatment sessions are 1 on 1 and hands-on. We use a method called Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, a powerful therapeutic rehabilitation approach. 

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) is a specialized rehabilitation technique developed by Pavel Kolar, PhD, PT from the teachings of Karel Lewit, Vladimir Janda, Vaclav Vojta and Frantisek Vele.  Originally designed for the treatment of neurologically compromised children, DNS has evolved to become an effective treatment for various conditions, including stroke, scoliosis, sports injuries, and painful conditions.  

The Prague School of Rehabilitation


DNS Explained

     We are all born with a blueprint for movement, this blueprint or motor program is ingrained in our nervous system independent of biases, beliefs, or teachings. All humans from birth develop in the same way. We achieve movement milestones around the same time independent of outside influence. For example, at 3 months we all innately achieve the same developmental milestone known as the 3-month prone position.  But why would we all put our bodies in this exact position? And why does it matter?

     This key milestone is when we learn how to stabilize our neck in the correct way. We activate the muscles synergistically around our shoulder girdle, neck, and back for a pain-free functional movement.  The motor programs we are born with allow us to develop ideal movement strategies that place our joints in perfect positions allowing for the ideal development of bony structures and muscle development. If everything goes to plan within the first year of life we are able to achieve our goal which is independent walking.  

     But……. somewhere in our lives, this ideal movement pattern gets distributed. Most commonly from a previous injury, repetitively poor posture, or improper coaching/teaching. DNS rehab promotes optimal neuromuscular coordination and muscle activation retraining the brain to move our bodies in the ideal movement patterns once again. When we are able to move and stabilize our bodies in the correct way we decrease our muscle tension and have freely movable joints which in turn allows us to live free of pain and perform at our truest potential.  

DNS Assessment and Treatment

     DNS practitioners utilize assessment and testing techniques to pinpoint the root cause of pain by identifying incorrect movement and stabilization patterns as well as palpating the affected areas for muscle trigger points and joint blockages.  Once the areas of dysfunction are identified, the patient is placed in developmental positions to re-educate the central nervous system. Re-activating and reinforcing the original movement program will improve posture, stability, and strength in the motor system. Allowing the patient to move in the correct strategy will enhance the patient's ability to perform functional activities without pain or limitations.

     During treatment, DNS practitioners apply gentle contact to various parts of the body to stimulate the central nervous system and "reboot" the movement program as it was initially intended.DNS can be used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, scoliosis, acute injuries, chronic overuse injuries, and sports injuries. DNS is a holistic approach that considers the patient's entire body, and it is an effective treatment for patients of all ages and abilities.

Our goal is to get you back to your sport and life activities as quickly and safely as possible.

Whether you're a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, we have the experience and expertise to help you get back in the game. With years of experience working with different athletes at all levels, we know what it takes to get you back in the game.


Dr. Matheau is different from any chiropractor I have been to he walked me through different exercises that actually fixed my low back problem. I can’t thank him enough, such a great experience!

Anna - Ballantyne, North Carolina 

I had foot pain and knee pain for a while after an ankle sprain and nothing seemed to help until I found Dr. Matheau. He has helped me tremendously. He used dry needling on my foot and it was great. Now I’m pain free! He is not an ordinary chiropractor.

Kyle- Ballantyne, North Carolina 

Southpaw Training Center loves Dr.Denner! He keeps our athletes strong and in training. The Southpaw family can't say Thank you enough! Dr.Denner Rocks! If you want to stay in the game go and see him.

Southpaw Training Center- Pineville, North Carolina 

Conditions We Treat At Denner Chiropractic & Performance

Patellar Tendonitis
Labral tears
Snapping hip syndrome
Tennis Elbow
Golfers Elbow
Hamstring strains
Meniscus Injury
Shoulder Impingement
Hip Flexor Strain
Bicipital Tendonitis
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Iliotibial band stress syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Overuse injuries
Muscle Strains
Ligament sprains
Joint Instability  
ACL injury prevention
Groin Strains
Runners Knee

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