What is Neuromuscular Therapy and How Is It Applied?

NeuromuscularTherapy is a specific approach to the problem of pain based on sound physiological principles and neurological laws. Neuromuscular Therapy allows a reversal of the stress-tension-pain cycle. Pressure specifically interrupts afferent impulses to the spinal cord, reduces the intensity of nervous activity within the tissue and mechanically forces out toxic irritants which have accumulated at specific sites. The muscle then relaxes, circulation is increased, and the body returns to normal neuromuscular integrity and balance.

Neuromuscular Therapy is excellent to resolve long-standing pain and movement dysfunction patterns in the body and in the soft tissues.

 

Does Neuromuscular Therapy Hurt?

There is a certain amount of occasional discomfort in any deep muscle therapy. The greatest discomfort is usually experienced after the first treatment. Mild pressure does not elicit pain in normal healthy tissue, therefore, the presence of pain during the physical manipulation of tissue is a valuable guidline to the therapist. It indicates those areas where adhesions, muscular spasm, trigger points, and cellular toxins are located. Continuous feedback fro the patient is encouraged to ensure that the therapy is conducted with the minimum degree of pressure necessary to carry out the process successfully and achieve the maximum results.

 

How Long Does A Complete Program of Therapy Take?

The goal of NMT is to help you get well, not to keep you coming for treatments forever. The initil examination and therapy session lasts one hour. Each succeesing therapy session lasts approximately one hour. Longstanding problems do not clear up overnight, but they do respond very well to consistency in a therapy program. The duration of the total therapeutic program depends on:

  • How much damage has been done
  • How rapidly the body heals
  • The state of general health
  • Those stress factors influencing one's life
  • The length of time the condition has existed

Once the patient is pain free and moving more efficiently, the therapist will recommend periodic maintenance treatments and continuing "homework."