Neuromuscular Therapy

After all, muscles move bones

Proper rehabilitation of soft-tissue injuries and musculoskeletal disorders begins with your physician. Your physician will determine the level of injury and appropriate treatment. The goal is to receive the most efficient recovery with as few treatments as possible. In order to achieve this goal, one must determine what therapies are more suitable than others for the specific condition.  

Neuromuscular Therapy and Structural Bodywork focuses on the causes of the pain, not just the results (also see Postural Distortions page).  

Neuromuscular Therapy is a manual therapy consisting of soft-tissue mobilization and manipulation of muscles and other connective tissues, musculoskeletal alignment (posture), and biomechanical normalization. Recovery is more efficient by following proper stages of rehabilitation:  

The Proper Stages of Rehabilitation  

  • Eliminate spasms and hypercontractions in the tissues
  • Restore proper biomechanics
  • Restore flexibility to the tissues
  • Rebuild the strength of injures tissues
  • Build endurance of tissues

Neuromuscular Therapy helps to correct conditions that cause chronic pain such as:

  • Pelvic Rotation/Tilt
  • Spinal Curvatures
  • Hip Rotation
  • Rounded Shoulders
  • Leg-length Deviations
  • Forward/Lateral Head Posture

For more information, see Orthopedic Conditions page.

Neuromuscular Therapy and Structural Bodywork is also used in auto-accident and workers' injury cases, where muscles are overly tightened, and not weak.

Why would you exercise already over-exerted muscles? This is a common mistake made among rehabilitation specialists. Without relieving pain, re-lengthening shortened muscle and restoring flexibility, exercise by itself may cause further injury and prolong recovery time (treatment overkill).

Neuromuscular Therapy addresses the proper stages of rehabilitation in order for a faster, more efficient recovery from many soft-tissue and orthopedic conditions. Most soft-tissue injuries are the result of overused muscles and tendons and decreased flexibility. In most cases, the patient requires much less strengthening and a lot more stretching; so the recuperation may begin and end here.

Proper musculoskeletal alignment allows:

  • nerves to transmit impulses without interference
  • the body to withstand gravity efficiently
  • correct and pain-free movement
  • optimal posture

Our program effectively promotes faster healing and recovery and eliminates treatment overkill.