Neuromuscular therapy

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Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is an approach to soft tissue manual therapy in which quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle.[clarification needed][citation needed] Often these areas of muscle are myofascial trigger points. NMT practitioners claim to balance the central nervous system (brain, spinal column and nerves) with the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system.[vague][citation needed]

Through applied knowledge of trigger points, neuromuscular therapy addresses postural distortion (poor posture), biomechanical dysfunction, nerve compression syndrome, and ischemia.

In NMT, one must apply manual pressure perpendicular to the skin surface if muscle is to be stimulated.[1]

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  1. ^ Bereznick DE, Ross JK, McGill SM (2002). "The frictional properties at the thoracic skin-fascia interface: implications in spine manipulation.". Clin Biomech 17 (4): 297–303. doi:10.1016/S0021-9290(02)00014-3. PMID 12034123.