Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) targets muscle pain. It focuses on the trigger points that refer pain into muscles and joints. Myofascial Trigger points are hyper-irritable spots in muscle and connective tissues that restrict stretch, weaken contraction and generate pain patterns. Neuromuscular Therapy helps the working mother with low back pain, the executive with neck pain and the athlete with leg pain.
Neuromuscular Therapy is effective for common problems like:
- Low back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Thigh Pain
- Tingling and numbness
- Pain and stiffness on rising
Research supports NMT. Exhaustive research on trigger points was done by the physician to two presidents. The technique was originally developed by chiropractors. It was further developed as a manual therapy by massage therapists. It has been used extensively by dentists for TMJ treatment. It has been re-examined by many fields of healthcare and stands the test of time.
Want to read more about trigger points and how they rob your muscles of strength, make you stiff and generate pain? Here are a few pages for therapists from Preston’s Papers on trigger points.
We support the advancement of NMT. We practice Integrative Neuromuscular Therapy. We integrate NMT with Craniosacral, Stretching and other forms of treatment. We have researched how trigger points fit in with other musculoskeletal problems to help them release more quickly, more easily and with longer lasting results. We support NMT therapists with web-site materials, books, study groups and seminars. Look through the web-site. You’ll see that there are exhaustive materials on each muscle like this paper on hamstrings and much more.