If you're experiencing persistant or chronic pain, NeuroMuscular therapy (NMT) is for you. By definition, NMT is the use of static pressure on specific myofascial points to relieve pain.
NeuroMuscular therapy manipulates the soft tissue of the body to balance the central nervous system. Nerves transmit impulses responsible for every movement and function of the body. Injury, trauma or stress cause nerves to speed up their transmission, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction. If the levels of neurological activity can be stabilized, normal function and overall health can be restored and maintained.
NeuroMuscular therapy is used to address five elements that cause pain:
- Ischemia: A lack of blood supply to soft tissues causing hypersensitivity to touch.
- Trigger points: Highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other parts of the body.
- Nerve compression or entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone.
- Postural distortion: Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off of the normal planes.
- Biomechanical dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e. poor lifting habits, incorrect mechanics in a golf swing, etc.).
NeuroMuscular therapy is very specialized and requires a therapist educated in the physiology of the nervous system and its relationship to the muscular and skeletal systems. A trained NMT therapist is also educated in kinesiology and biomechanics and how to work in a clinical or medical environment.
If you are interested in NeuroMuscular therapy, please let us know when you call to schedule your appointment.