Neuromuscular therapy is highly beneficial in decreasing pain and re-stabilizing the neurological activity between the muscular and nervous system, which is necessary to maintain normal function and overall health of our body.
The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of therapy as an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury such as muscle strain.
Based on simple neurological laws explaining the central nervous system's homeostatic balance, NMT works with these laws to change how the central nervous system processes responses to pain.
In healthy individuals, nerves slowly transmit impulses, which are responsible for every movement, function, and thought within the body. This is known as homeostasis. When our bodies are subjected to trauma, such as prolonged stress, an accident, injury, or postural disorders' (i.e. sitting at a computer for hours) it causes rapid nerve transmission inhibiting equilibrium and interrupting homeostasis making the body vulnerable to pain, dysfunction and further injury.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) also called Trigger Point Myotherapy, is a comprehensive system of soft tissue manipulation that creates balance of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) with the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system (skeletal muscle of the body).
By definition, Neuromuscular Therapy is the utilization of static pressure on specific myofascial or trigger points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, and fascia) to balance the muscular system with the nervous system.