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About NMT

Paul St. John developed the St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy in 1978.  He was looking for a way of relief from serious injuries he had personally suffered.  This method of soft tissue manipulation has been successful in helping many people lead higher quality lives since that amazing discovery.

I completed my certification with the institute in 2000.  Since then I have used this technique to help a variety of problems my clients suffered from.  NMT is an effective and economically feasible way to gain health and vitality.  Some issues that have been helped by NMT include:

Headaches and Migraines
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Whiplash
Carpal Tunnel
Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
Sciatic pain
Knee pain
IT Band injuries
Hip pain
Scoliosis
Plantar Fasciatis
Low back pain
TMJ
Repetitive Use Injuries
Sprained Ankles

People often try NMT when everything else they’ve tried has failed to give them pain relief. NMT can break the pattern of pain being transmitted along nerve pathways.  I use a variety of soft tissue manipulation techniques to help bring the Central Nervous System into balance with the Musculoskeletal System.

Some of the reasons people develop pain are from:
Ischemia
Trigger Points
Nerve Compression or entrapment
Postural Distortion
Biomechanical dysfunction

Ischemia is caused from a diminished flow of blood to the soft tissues.  This can cause sore muscles and loss of proper function of the tissues.

Trigger Points are defined as nerve impulses that originate in one area of the body, yet fires down the nerve pathway to a different part of the body.  A person may not be aware of the problem at the trigger point site because pain is felt where the impulse traveled or referred to.

Nerve compression or entrapment happens when bone, cartilage, or soft tissue puts pressure on a nerve.  When the soft tissue around the irritated nerve is treated the tissue has a chance to heal which relieves the pressure on the nerve.

Postural distortion can be described as an imbalance of the muscular system.  Trauma and gravitational pull can affect the soft tissues causing them to shorten or lengthen and hold a person in an unhealthy postural pattern.  The Neuromuscular Therapist observes the client’s posture to determine the cause for the postural compensations.  Many distorted patterns can be eliminated and associated pain reduced or eliminated when the principles of NMT are applied.

Biomechanical dysfunction happens in the body because of incorrect movement patterns.  When a person repeats the flawed movement over and over it causes an imbalance in the musculoskeletal system.  NMT aids the body in returning to the correct movement pattern.

I would love the chance to try NMT to relieve any pain or postural problems you are experiencing. Give me a call today to set up an appointment.

 

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