Neuromuscular Therapy Treats Many Common Pain Problems
• Rotator Cuff Injuries
• Poor Posture
• Stress Related Disorders
• Repetitive Strain Injuries
• Neck & Shoulder Pain
• Lower Back Pain
• Muscle Pain or Injury
- And More
- Improved Posture
- Restored Mobility
- Reduced Pain
- Decreased Tension
- Reduced Pressure on Nerves
- Rebalanced Biochemical Function
- Get Your Life Back! Feel Good Again!
A Little More About NMTNeuromuscular Therapy is Based on
6 Physiological Factors
that May Cause or Itensify Pain
- Ischemia is a lack of blood supply to the soft tissues, resulting in a lack of oxygen & nutrition to cells and an accumulation of waste products Ischemic tissues are sensitive to touch or locally painful.
- Trigger Points occur when nerves fire impulses at a rapid speed into an area of the body other than that which has been traumatized. Because of trigger points, the cause of serious pain may often be far from the actual site of the pain. This, in turn, inhibits proper blood flow, which causes ischemia an often leads to more pain and discomfort.
- Nerve Compression or Nerve Entrapment: Compression is pressure on a nerve by bone, cartilage or soft tissue. The role of the soft tissues in nerve compression is vital. Failure to treat the associated soft tissue often treats the symptom without eliminating the cause of the pain.
Entrapment is the most common type of pain and always causes ischemia. Ignored, it can produce associated trigger points.
- Picture Left: The Sciatic nerve is prone to entrapment by a tight Piriformis muscle in the hip, resulting in inflammation of the Sciatic nerve and pain in the low back, hip and leg.
- Postural Distortion or muscular contraction occurs when there is an imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting from movement of the body off the coronal, midsagital or horizontal planes. When the body tries to compensate in an effort maintain structural balance, muscle contraction, body distortion, and pain result.
Picture Left: Poor posture can result in ischemia, trigger points and nerve entrapment or compression, resulting in pain.
- Nutritional Considerations are important in the treatment of pain as certain nutrients are stimulating to the nervous system and may play a role in chronic pain.
- Emotional Wellbeing/Stress Management - There is a link between our mental health/stress levels and chronic physical pain.
Breaks the Stress-Tension-Pain Cycle & Restores the Nervous System to Normal Functioning
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief that helps to bring balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.
NMT is based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system maintains homeostatic balance. These same laws dictate how the central nervous system initiates pain response.
Using NMT techniques, the therapist palpates and searches individual muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia to locate and treat problem areas. NMT is a thorough program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes.
Alan Jordan is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and a Certified Level One Neuromuscular Therapy Instructor through the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapy, St. Petersburg, FL.
Alan taught neuromuscular therapy theory and techniques at massage therapy schools and continuing education seminars from 1992 -2008.