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]

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]

Myokinesthetic System Myo = muscle, Kinesthetic = movement. Myokinesthetic therapy is a soft tissue treatment option that focuses on muscle, soft tissue, and nerves. The goal of the Myokinesthetic System is to identify and address the cause of the problem within the nervous system.

Through a postural assessment the nerve root that is causing the problem is identified. By stimulating all of the muscles associated with a particular nerve root, the nervous system learns to send the proper signal to the muscles allowing them to respond and function properly – with a full range of motion and without tension and pain.

Restoring a full range of motion to a muscle ensures proper functioning thereby maximizing the training process and optimizing performance.

The Myokinesthetic System can:

-Alleviate (and even eliminate) pain

-Restore range of motion

-Improve posture[2][3]

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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. 
  2. ^ "Soft-Tissue Therapy Myokinesthetic System - Athletic Strength Institute". Athletic Strength Institute. Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  3. ^ Michael Uriarte D.C. (2008-11-12), Theory and Philosophy of MyoKinesthetic System, retrieved 2016-02-28