Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) / Physical Therapy
Neuromuscular physical therapy is a hands-on and targeted approach to addressing pain and dysfunction in the musculoskeletal system, with a focus on promoting balance and optimal function.
How does treatment work?
- Targeted Approach: We use a targeted approach to identify and address specific areas of muscle tension, trigger points, and nerve entrapment. Hands-on techniques are used to locate and release areas of muscular dysfunction.
- Trigger Point Release: A significant aspect of neuromuscular therapy involves the identification and release of trigger points. Trigger points are localized areas of muscle tightness that can cause pain and refer pain to other areas of the body. NMT aims to deactivate these trigger points through various manual techniques.
- Alignment and Posture Improvement: Neuromuscular therapy often addresses postural issues and muscular imbalances that contribute to pain. By focusing on improving posture and restoring proper muscle function, NMT aims to enhance overall structural alignment.
- Muscle Energy Techniques: NMT may include muscle energy techniques, which involve active and passive stretching, resisted contractions, and other therapeutic movements to improve muscle function and joint mobility.
- Communication with the Nervous System: The "neuro" in neuromuscular therapy emphasizes the connection between the nervous system and muscle function. By working with the nervous system, NMT aims to promote relaxation, reduce pain signals, and enhance the body's natural healing mechanisms.
What to expect
During a typical session of Neuromuscular Physical Therapy, we will examine the patient and take a 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 treatment.
NMT / Physical therapy sessions are €60 per session
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