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Modality Spotlight - Neuromuscular Therapy

Oct 28, 2009

Neuromuscular therapy is used to reduce pain and tension, balance posture, and lengthen as well as strengthen muscle tissues. By utilizing neuromuscular therapy, a massage therapist with the right training can help decrease muscle contractions and help relieve pain. It is a great therapy to assess, treat, and help prevent soft tissue injuries and relieve chronic pain. Neuromuscular therapy is often used by occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, chiropractors, and those that practice osteopathic and physical medicine.

The technique of neuromuscular therapy (sometimes referred to as NMT) was developed by Dr. Stanley Leif and Boris Chaitow. Both were trained in chiropractics and naturopathy, which is a philosophy that seeks to improve health by focusing on the body's innate ability to heal itself. They worked with Dewanchand Varma and Bernard MacFadden to help develop neuromuscular therapy in order to help patients suffering from soft tissue dysfunction. They found that stimulation from neuromuscular therapy can help hasten the natural healing process.

The therapist will use their thumbs, fingers, and elbows during the massage in order to help release the muscular contractions. Neuromuscular therapy concentrates on placement much more than degree of pressure, so a good deal of pressure is not normally necessary.

Who can be helped by neuromuscular therapy? Anyone that suffers from chronic pain can be helped by neuromuscular massage. Whether you have chronic pain due to an occupational injury, a sports injury, or an automobile injury, if you suffer from chronic pain, you may want to give neuromuscular therapy a try. Others that respond well to neuromuscular therapy are those that suffer from sciatica, rotator cuff dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and even migraine headaches.

Call elements today at 941-366-1168 for an appointment with one of our Certified Neuromuscular therapists.

 

Neuromuscular therapy is used to reduce pain and tension, balance posture, and lengthen as well as strengthen muscle tissues. By utilizing neuromuscular therapy, a massage therapist with the right training can help decrease muscle contractions and help relieve pain. It is a great therapy to assess, treat, and help prevent soft tissue injuries and relieve chronic pain. Neuromuscular therapy is often used by occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, chiropractors, and those that practice osteopathic and physical medicine.

The technique of neuromuscular therapy (sometimes referred to as NMT) was developed by Dr. Stanley Leif and Boris Chaitow. Both were trained in chiropractics and naturopathy, which is a philosophy that seeks to improve health by focusing on the body’s innate ability to heal itself. They worked with Dewanchand Varma and Bernard MacFadden to help develop neuromuscular therapy in order to help patients suffering from soft tissue dysfunction. They found that stimulation from neuromuscular therapy can help hasten the natural healing process.

The therapist will use their thumbs, fingers, and elbows during the massage in order to help release the muscular contractions. Neuromuscular therapy concentrates on placement much more than degree of pressure, so a good deal of pressure is not normally necessary.

Who can be helped by neuromuscular therapy? Anyone that suffers from chronic pain can be helped by neuromuscular massage. Whether you have chronic pain due to an occupational injury, a sports injury, or an automobile injury, if you suffer from chronic pain, you may want to give neuromuscular therapy a try. Others that respond well to neuromuscular therapy are those that suffer from sciatica, rotator cuff dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and even migraine headaches.

Call elements today at 941-366-1168 for an appointment with one of our Certified Neuromuscular therapists.

 

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