Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) / Physical Therapy
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) / Physical Therapy is a specialised form of Manual Therapy which addresses both the nervous system (the pain generator) and the muscular system together.
How does treatment work?
We address the following factors which can be responsible for increasing pain levels.
Trigger points - trigger points are highly irritable and sensitive points in the body which can refer pain to other parts of the body.
Nerve entrapment/compression - when a nerve gets pressed or 'pinched' between the surrounding structures, it can lead to pain.
Posture - Postural distortions result in underdevelopment of the supporting muscles and thereby lead to their weakening. Faulty movement patterns can result and intensify pain.
Nutrition - Lack of adequate nutrition to the cells leads to an over all weakening of the entire system.
Ischemia - In a condition such as Ischemia, the cells and tissues get a reduced blood supply and as a result are under-nourished.
Stress - High loads of stress can adversely affect the functioning of the nervous and musculoskeletal system.
What to expect
During a typical session of Neuromuscular Physical Therapy, we will examine the patient and his or her medical history in attempt to accurately assess all the factors that are creating and prolonging pain.
Once the problem areas have been identified, we use a variety of techniques including Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilisation, stretching and strengthening exercises, to decrease pain levels.
Treatment, in order to be effective, should cause some level of discomfort but not be painful. We work on a managable pain scale, always getting feedback from our patients.
Patients may experience some discomfort one or two days after treatment. This is a normal reaction, as it may take a little time for the body to adapt to the soft tissue changes from trea
NMT / Physical therapy sessions are €60 per session
Alternatively phone 01 811 77 77 (same day appointment may be available)
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