|Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is form of manual treatment for painful muscles or myofascial pain. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) treatment dates back to 70ies with original research of Janet Travel M.D. Recently myofascial therapy has been updated and integrated with fascial treatment due to variety new good quality research regarding the role of fascia in producing muscle and joint pain. The success of NMT is largely connected to the fact the biggest factor producing muscular pain is hypo perfusion of the muscle tissue (under saturation of muscle tissue with blood). Muscle pain syndromes occur because the muscle is forced to work under condition of ischemia (decreased blood supply). The vicious circle established by decreased blood supply (ischemia) leads to energy crisis which further leads to compression of small blood vessels and release of Ach (acetylcholine) which leads to development of trigger points (taut bands) in the muscle tissue.|
How does neuromuscular therapy alleviates pain?
Neuromuscular therapy works by application of varying degrees of pressure to palpable taut bands in the muscles. By quasistatic pressure to different parts of muscle pain recepxors can be inhibited by normalizing metabolism in the muscle with activation or facilitation of the muscle recepxors (muscle sensory organs). The hands of the neuromuscular therapist are trained to feel different terrain of muscle tissue and slowly eliminate muscular imbalances by precise manual pressure stretch like movements.
Myofascial trigger point Treatment at NYDNRehab
At NYDNRehab we have been providing different forms of neuromuscular therapy for fifteen years. Our approach is a combination of different neuromuscular and fascial techniques. We also enhanced our NMT by application of EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Treatment) technology.
Neuromuscular therapy most effective for: