Neuromuscular Therapy is the a trained therapist uses static pressure on specific myofascial points, commonly trigger points, to reduce or relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the nervous system.
Nerves are responsible for transmitting impulses (which are responsible for every movement, function and thought) to the body. Injury, postural distortion, trauma, or stress cause nerves to become erratic, inhibiting equilibrium and making the body vulnerable to pain and dysfunction.
It is therefore necessary to stabilize low levels of neurological activity to maintain normal function and overall health.
1. Neuromuscular Therapy is used to treat the following causes of pain:
- Ischemia: Lack of blood supply to soft tissues which causes hypersensitivity to touch
- Trigger Points: Highly irritated points in muscles which refer pain to other parts of the body
- Nerve Compression or Entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone
- Postural Distortion: Imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes.
- Biomechanical Dysfunction: Imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, bad mechanics in a golf swing of tennis stroke, computer keyboarding)
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