Neuromuscular Therapy

 
Neuromuscular Therapy or NMT is a comprehensive look at your overall body. Identifying the current problems, their origins and the areas that need to be addressed.

 

NMT focuses on effective treatment of pain, injury and changes in sensations with particular emphasis on myofascial trigger points. Using various soft tissue manipulation techniques, such as:

 

Soft tissue Release, Strain Counter Strain, Positional Release, MET (Muscle Energy technique), INIT(integration neuromuscular inhibition Techniques)

 

 

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a physical or manual therapy specializing in the treatment of soft tissue pain and injury whilst medical exercise aims to provide graded physical activities with specific motor learning sequences to restore functional capacity and reduce the risk of injury occurrence. NMT is innovative and combines the best selection of soft tissue manipulation techniques developed by pioneers from a variety of profession such as Osteopathy, Chiropractic, naturopathy, trigger point, etc.

 

NMT therapy enhances the function of joints, muscles and the general arthrokinematics of the body, and can improve healing by facilitating the return of appropriate core (Lubo-pelvic-hip) muscle function throughout the entire Kinetic chain. Special Focus is given to the treatment of trigger points, local ischemia, neural interference, postural and biomechanical dysfunction, nutritional factors, and emotional well-being

 

 NMT, Prepares for individual for therapeutic methods, such as exercise or manipulation, Relax and normalize tense fibrotic muscular tissues, Enhance lymphatic and general circulation and drainage, while simultaneously offer the practitioner diagnostic information.

 

Six physiological Factors of NMT are – Ischemia, Trigger points, Nerve entrapments and or Compression, postural Distortion, Nutrition and emotional well-being.

 

Is Neuromuscular Therapy just for muscular pain?

No.  While neuromuscular therapy is helpful for muscular pain, it can also help other pain and other conditions like

  •  Muscle imbalance can cause nerve compressions commonly known as sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome, for example.

  • Or nerve compression (secondary to bulging inter-vertebral discs) that causes numbness and tingling in the arms and legs.

  •  Or nerve entrapments, such as entrapment of the greater occipital nerve that leads to headaches.

  • Neuromuscular therapy can relieve trigger points, whose symptoms include referred pain, tingling, burning, grating sensation, numbness, and hot and cold sensations to various parts of the body.

  • Muscle imbalance can rotate vertebrae and reduce blood flow to and from your head, creating headaches.

 

What do I wear?

Ideally loose cloths. Jeans are best avoided if possible. Normally when performing treatment skin to skin I leave the room, the person gets undressed to their underwear if needed (depending on the area of course, often the issue can be reached by simply adjusting the cloths the person is wearing),  before covering themselves with a towel and then lying down.  

Each session is about 60 min long.

 

What conditions can Neuromuscular Therapy treat?

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Accident Injuries

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Arthritis

  • Back Pain

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Chest pain

  • Circulatory Problems

  • Fallen Arches

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Foot Arch Pain

  • Frozen Shoulder / Rotator Cuff Dysfunction

  • Golfer’s & Tennis Elbow

  • Groin Strain

  • Headaches including Migraine Headaches

  • Hip Pain

  • Jaw Pain (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction – TMJ)

  • Joint Pains

  • Knee Pain

  • Neck pain

  • Poor Mobility

  • Pre & Post-Operative Pain

  • Occupational Stress Injury

  • Repetitive Strain Injury

  • Sciatica

  • Shin Splints

  • Sports Injuries

  • Sprains & Strains

  • Stress or anxiety

  • Tendonitis

  • Tight Muscles Hamstring, Calves, Quads etc

  • Tingling or Numbness in the Extremities

  • Trapped Nerve

  • Whiplash

 

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