Neuromuscular Care

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a specialized form of manual therapy. A therapist trained in NMT is educated in the physiology of the nervous system and its effect on the muscular and skeletal systems. The role of a trained Neuromuscular Therapist is to assess the symptoms and address the causes of soft tissue pain, injury and dysfunction.

By assessing and addressing postural distortions, restrictions in the client’s functional range of motion and facilitating a return to normal musculoskeletal function, neuromuscular therapy provides longer lasting relief from pain.

Neuromuscular Therapy is innovative in that it combines the best selection of soft tissue manipulation techniques developed by pioneers from a variety of healthcare professions.

Advanced NMT Techniques

Until recently many of those suffering a wide variety of painful conditions had nowhere to turn for realistic and practical non surgical therapeutic intervention. 

As an Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist I have the unique skills of 

  • Cranial Manipulation
  • Intra-oral tissue release

These advanced hands on skills enable effective resolution of painful conditions such as TMJ dysfunction
among others. 

Neuromuscular Therapists (NMTs) are experts in the area of Myofascial Trigger Point treatment and combine neuromuscular reactive training for appropriate rehabilitation of injured tissues and the treatment of myofascial trigger points.

Myofascial Trigger point Therapy

Nowadays most illnesses are caused by stress, bad posture and over exertion. These can lead to formation of muscle knots, or trigger points, which then lead to pain and illness. Swelling and stiffness are often symptoms of myofascial trigger points along with severe pain.

Myofascial Trigger point therapy is used with or without massage therapy in order to eliminate the pain. Increased flexibility, muscle coordination and an increased range of motion are all beneficial side effects of trigger point therapy.

Pressure is applied in a systematic manner on all the identified trigger points over a course of a few
appointments. Trigger point therapy aims to release myofascial tension.

Trigger Point needling

Myofascial trigger point needling is applied with fine dry needles/acupuncture needles (as they are commonly known). 

Neuromuscular therapists specialize in the area of myofascial trigger point therapy and usually use manual manipulation to treat these tender spots/knots in the body. 

However, the application of dry needling may be more efficient when targeting particular areas of dysfunction. I usually apply this therapy in conjunction with other neuromuscular techniques within an individual treatment but it can also be a standalone treatment by itself.

Physical / Sports Care

Physical Therapy is a hands-on, complementary healthcare, providing a client-centered approach in the field of musculoskeletal health. It is concerned with identifying the underlying factors causing pain and affecting movement and function within the body’s musculoskeletal system.

Orthopedic Sports Massage

Orthopedic Sports Massage Therapy is traditionally a form of massage which is regularly used among athletes before, during and after exercise.

However nowadays, sports massage is utilized by any individual who exercises on a weekly basis or, uses their body for heavy-duty activity.

It is well known in the prevention of injury and can greatly complement any daily physical activities or exercise routines you may have.

Kinesiology taping and strapping

The Kinesiology Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the
body’s range of motion.

It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions. Where suitable and necessary applications of kinesiology tape may be applied during your treatment,

to support and enhance your recovery process. Kinesiology Taping is used to, re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain, enhance performance, prevent injury and promote improved circulation and healing.

Pre / Post Event Treatments

Pre/ Post Event treatments are typically used before and after athletic events. 

The purpose of the treatment is to prepare the athlete for peak performance, to drain away
fatigue in the form of lactic acid build up, to relieve swelling, to reduce muscle tension and promote flexibility hence preventing injuries.

In general a client will avail of this service while in training for an event or during competitive season.

Holistic Care

Holistic / Therapeutic Massage

Holistic / Therapeutic Massage Therapy treats the body as a “whole”, which means that not only will a massage treatment pamper your physical body but it will also establish internal and external problems
and provide an effective method of re-balancing.

Holistic massage is a therapeutic application of touch that is also a supportive, relaxing treatment that encourages the mind to slow down whilst energy is increased.

This treatment lifts the spirit on an emotional level. Massage benefits the mind, body and spirit. It relaxes taut muscles, aids lymphatic drainage, releases toxins and benefits the body as a “whole” in many other positive ways.

Physical and emotional stress can be reduced through therapeutic touch and a countless number of other restrictive problems can also be alleviated.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. 

It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

It includes various massage techniques, stretching soft tissues and mobilization methods.

Myofascial Cupping

This treatment involves the application of small glass/plastic cups upon the skin with an oil or lubricant.

The skin and lower layers of soft tissue are drawn up into the cup using gentle suction.

The cup is then moved accordingly across the surface of the skin as a soft tissue warming technique or momentarily left in the appropriate spot to target the underlying layers of tissue which present dysfunction.

The discoloration which is often visible after cupping is the rupture of small capillary vessel which the body regenerates.

If cupping is not a suitable treatment option for the patient then myofascial skin rolling technique is just as effective, encouraging circulation, loosing soft tissues layers and helping to create space between these layers.

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