Each and every day I have the opportunity to help someone out of pain. Its an honor and a privilege that I don’t take lightly!
Neuromuscular Therapy is a Precise, hands on approach to treating muscular pain and discomfort. Locating active trigger points is the key to unlocking any pain pattern. Active trigger points by definition are hyperactive areas in muscles that reproduce the symptoms with which the client has been suffering. My job as your therapist is to figure out what muscles are involved in your pattern and why. Neuromuscular therapy is a systematic approach to restoring balance in the body.
NMT IS UNIQUE IN MANY WAYS:
• We know our Anatomy and function very well. If you don’t know where muscles attach, how do you expect to locate trigger points effectively.
• You cannot inflict relaxation! We only use enough pressure to activate a response. The client will confirm the location of the trigger point, its relevance to their pain, and the level of pressure that's tolerable. The sensation should fade in 8-12 seconds, not stay. Using an appropriate level of pressure allows us to have a conversation with the nervous system instead of yelling at it!
• NMT is not deep tissue. I have been practicing for over 18 years and I don’t believe in just digging deep and hoping for the best. When therapists press too hard it creates a fight or flight response from the body. Simply put, instead of the body allowing the muscle to release, it will resist and tighten more.
• Results are unparalleled! In NMT our goal is to solve your pain, not manage it. I'm reminded of a past instructor that said DEPENDENCY LEADS TO HOSTILITY. Our ability to look at the body as a whole and treating muscles that have shortened a little more than muscles that have lengthened allows us the opportunity to affect great change in the body. This is supported by Newtons Law of Motion…To every action there is always an opposed equal reaction. If you treat everything equally nothing changes.
• Clients with muscular pain….How do you know? Muscular related pain is mechanical in nature, meaning the frequency and intensity of the pain should get better or worse with treatment, change in position or movement.
• Clients that have sought treatment but have been disappointed or frustrated with the results.
• Annoying pain, commonly in the neck and shoulders. Clients can still work and get through their day but are unaware that NMT can resolve it.
• Back pain
• Neck pain
• Repetitive strain injuries
• Car accidents
• Hip pain
• Concussions/head injuries
• Pain with or without movement
• Sports injuries