About Neuromuscular Therapy
Pain is your body’s way of warning you that there might be a problem.
Clients see us for relief from pain associated with accidents, sports injuries, postural distortions and physical stress.
NMT helps alleviate pain associated with:
- Injuries and conditions of the neck, back, knees and ankles
- Carpal-tunnel syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
Since the head is among the most common locations of pain in the body, headaches can have many causes. Primary headaches include migraine, tension and cluster headaches. Tension headaches are the most common type of primary headache. As many as 90% of adults have had or will have tension headaches.
A band of fibrous tissue around the wrist normally functions as support for the joint. The tight space between this fibrous band and the bones of the wrist is called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel and receives sensations from the thumb, index and middle fingers. Carpal-tunnel syndrome is when this tissue becomes swollen or moves so that it squeezes and irritates the median nerve.
TMJ disorders are also sometimes referred to as myofascial pain dysfunction. Muscles and joints work together, so a problem with either one can lead to stiffness, headaches, ear pain, bite problems (malocclusion), clicking sounds or locked jaws.
NMT is an effective treatment for primarily four kinds of soft-tissue dysfunction:
Ischemic soft tissue is not receiving enough blood, oxygen and nutrients. This is often the result of direct trauma, such as whiplash and lower back strains.
In an effort to maintain structural balance, the body tries to compensate by contracting muscles, causing postural distortion and pain.