Neuromuscular Therapy

What is Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular Therapy is a highly specialized type of soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain and return injured tissues to normal function.

 It utilizes specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching and self-care to eliminate the causes of most muscular aches and pains. It can provide long-term pain relief where other approaches have failed. Neuromuscular Therapy balances the nervous system with the muscular and skeletal systems and naturally brings the body back into alignment. It addresses postural and muscular imbalances, nerve entrapment, ischemia (reduced blood flow to an area of the body) and muscular trigger points.

Identifying and treating Trigger Points (TrPs) is a significant aspect of Neuromuscular Therapy. TrPs are hyper-sensitive, pea-sized nodules, or “knots”, which develop in injured muscles. Trigger points can cause pain either at the site of the TrP or refer pain throughout the body. They can also cause tingling or numbness, muscle stiffness, fatigue, and/or weakness. Examples of referred pain include sciatica-like symptoms, carpal tunnel-like symptoms, TMJ Syndrome and headaches. If not treated correctly, Trigger Points often cause debilitating pain which can last for years. Some causes of injury resulting in TrP pain may be activities that require repetitive motion, chronic physical or emotional stress, a fall or accident, and postural or muscular imbalances. Poor nutrition can also play a role in the development of TRPs.

Benefits of Neuromuscular Therapy?

Neuromuscular Therapy produces results where other approaches have failed. It can be part of a comprehensive program, complementing Sports health care approaches for a program of total well-being, or it may be part of a targeted approach designed to focus on specific areas of pain.

  • Reduction or elimination of pain

  • Greater flexibility and strength

  • Increased ease and efficiency of movement

  • Balanced musculoskeletal and nervous systems

  • Improved posture

  • Increased circulation

  • Decreased body toxins

  • Increased energy and vitality

Daily Living Pains and Strains

  • Neck/Back/Shoulder Pain or Discomfort

  • General Muscular Aches and Pains

  • Arm and Hand Pain/Tingling

  • Leg and Foot Pain/Numbness

  • Tendonitis

  • Whiplash

  • Muscle Strains

Chronic Conditions

  • Headaches

  • Arthritis

  • Circulatory Problems

  • Reduced Flexibility

  • Sciatica

  • TMJ Syndrome

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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