Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a type of physical therapy that is designed to treat specific muscle and soft tissue issues. The therapy has several potential benefits, including pain relief, improved range of motion, reduced stress, improved posture, faster injury recovery, and enhanced athletic performance.
NMT can help reduce pain caused by muscle strain, spasms, or tension, as well as chronic pain associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome. The therapy can also improve flexibility and range of motion while releasing muscle knots and improving circulation, which in turn reduces stress and tension.
NMT is safe, effective, and deep therapy, targeting primarily the Myofascial Trigger Points (‘pain’ points) and the body’s muscle imbalances. It is founded on a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology, and rooted in sound physiological principles.
The Trigger Points (TP’s) are known to refer pain and other sensations (hot, cold, tingling, etc.) to distant sites of the body. They can ‘mimic’ everything from slipped disc sciatica to back pain or toothache, and a lot of times medical professionals start treating conditions that aren’t even there, confused by the symptoms that TP’s produce.
The body’s postural imbalances are the primary causes of TP’s formation. NMT has been specifically designed to ‘switch off’ the Trigger Points and restore the muscle balance in the body, stopping the pain and preventing the new TP’s formation.
The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes NMT as an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury (such as a muscle strain, or a sprain of a ligament, and the postural distortions resulting from these). Effective for all body parts, NMT treats most of the common problems/injuries with a high degree of precision and effectiveness and usually starts working within minutes to hours of the treatment.