Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (NMPT) is safe, effective, and deep therapy targeting primarily the Myofascial Trigger Points (a.k.a. Pain points, TP’s, etc.) and body’s muscle imbalances. It is founded in a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology, and rooted in sound physiological principles.
The Trigger Points are ‘notorious’ for referring pain and other changes in sensations to distant sites of the body. They can ‘mimic’ everything from slipped disc’s sciatica to back pain or toothache, and a lot of times medical professionals start treating conditions that aren’t even present in the patient, confused by the symptoms that Trigger Points produce.
NMPT addresses trigger points by finding and relieving these highly irritated points, which cause localized as well as referred pain in the body, through trigger point therapy. This process works through the many layers inherent in the chronic holding often associated with a trigger point, again trying to minimize the level of pain for the client during the process.
The body’s myokinetic imbalances (e.g. bad posture, muscles’ tightness or weakness), – are the primary causes for the Trigger Points formation. NMPT has been specifically designed to ‘swith off’ the Trigger Points and restore the muscle balance in the body to stop the pain and prevent the new TP’s formation. NMPT utilizes several location-specific “Trigger Point” techniques like Positional Release (PR), Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique (INIT), and several others.
The most effective type of massage therapy for lower back pain is neuromuscular therapy. Neuromuscular therapy is also called trigger point myotherapy. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of massage therapy 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).
Neuromuscular Physical Therapy is a powerful tool in the treatment of the neck and lower back pain, Piriformis syndrome, and post injury or post-surgery rehabilitation. Among the conditions that can also be successfully treated by NMPT include: Back Pain, Neck Pain , Shoulder Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Pain, Scoliosis, Whiplash, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Sciatica, Shin Splints, Tendonitis, Spasms, Cramps, Strains, and Postural Distortion.
Effective for all parts of the body, NMPT treats most of the common problems/injuries with high degree of effectiveness, and usually starts working within minutes.