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Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a precise, thorough examination and treatment of the body’s soft tissues using regionally oriented protocols that are taught in a step-by-step process. These time-tested, hands-on techniques are built upon a science-based foundation and guided by clinical evidence. NMT can integrate well into any practice setting and is frequently included in mainstream medicine, integrative medicine, chiropractic care, and multidisciplinary clinics worldwide.
In addition, NMT considers perpetuating factors that may be associated with the client’s complaints. For example, when a client presents with shoulder pain, the upper extremity protocol will be used as the primary examination. In addition to the muscles directly crossing the shoulder joint, muscles that attach the shoulder girdle to the torso would be included along with steps to help insure mobility of the scapula. Dysfunctions within the arm, forearm and hand often produce compensation patterns in shoulder movement, so examination of those regions are included. Since innervation to the shoulder exits the spine at the cervical region, mobility and muscles of the neck will be considered; compression or entrapment of the nerves serving the shoulder should be ruled out.
Perpetuating factors can also include shoulder joint pathologies, postural positioning, habits of use, nutritional components, emotional wellbeing, allergies, neuroexcitants, neurotoxins, and other core elements that can masquerade as myofascial pain and dysfunction. Due to the diverse nature of perpetuating factors, astute NMT practitioners build a broad network of healthcare providers for referral of those clients whose symptoms suggest “red flag” warnings or underlying pathologies.
Most factors that cause pain and dysfunction can be easily grouped under three general headings of biomechanical, biochemical, and psychosocial factors, with the interface between these being profoundly related. Most practitioners apply strategies from only one of these categories, often resulting in improvement that plateaus before full recovery. However, a synergistic effect - often with significant relief - is obtained when all three categories are addressed. This may required a multidisciplinary approach.
NMT assessments and examinations primarily address
- ischemia (tight tissue with reduced blood flow)
- myofascial trigger points (hypersensitive points within muscles that give rise to referred phenomena, including pain)
- neural entrapment (pressure on nerves by muscles and other soft tissues), and nerve compression (pressure on nerves by osseous and other bone like tissues, such as cartilage or discs).
- postural assessment (assessment of the position of the body as a whole)
- and dysfunctional gait patterns (manner of movement when walking)
- with constant consideration for many other perpetuating factors, such as hydration, nutrition, breathing patterns, and psychologic stress.
NMT is highly effective for clients who present with chronic pain and is often successful in reducing or eliminating even longstanding painful conditions. Some of the techniques can also be applied to acute injuries and for post-surgical care; many help to improve performance in sport or dance and to prevent injuries due to these activities.
Stages of Rehabilitation: It is important to understand that when rehabilitating injured soft tissues, certain steps should be followed and a proper order established to insure the fastest possible recovery without re-injury.
1. Eliminate spasms and hyper contraction in the tissues (neuromuscular therapy)
2. Restore proper biomechanics (gait re-patterning and movement exercises)
3. Restore flexibility to the tissues (stretching)
4. Rebuild the strength of the injured tissues (weight training)
5. Rebuild endurance (aerobic exercises)
If rehabilitation is attempted without following this order, it is experienced that re-injury and setbacks usually occur. For example, if an injured person attempts weight training before the hyper contraction has been properly eliminated from the tissues, the result usually is that the tissue will re-spasm and the old pain patterns will recur
Please Note: This service is treatment based combining multiple modalities along with NMT i.e., Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep tissue, Sports massage, Reflexology etc., based upon individual need. Treatments can be from three to ten treatment sessions depending on the severity of structural dysfunction. Consultations for NMT is especially required due to nature of service. Clothing must be worn, i.e. men: shorts (swim trunks, recreational shorts, etc, NOT JUST UNDERWEAR, please do not wear only briefs) women: one or two piece bathing suit, workout clothing, shorts/t-shirt. Treatment plans must be followed in order to achieve desired goals.
Failure on the part of the client(s) to follow treatment plan is not the responsibility of therapist. It is the sole responsibility of every client to maintain proper body maintenance in between sessions in order to achieve healing, i.e., maintain proper diet and exercise regiment, attend all appointments, and immediately communicate any and all concerns, changes (good or bad) in the body due to treatment or non-compliance and remain in constant contact with medical Doctor. RESULTS VARY FROM PERSON TO PERSON. FOCUS ON YOUR OWN TREATMENT NOT SOMEONE ELSE'S!
It is highly recommended that you consult with your primary care physician before this and all other treatment listed for services, as there may be conditions that may require a release from Dr. as conditions may very from person to person.
Brochures are available for more information.
Services are in duration per session 60 min $80.00; 90 min $100.00;
Series sessions: Are area specific work (i.e. neck, shoulders, low back, hip, knee, etc.) not spa style massage. All clients must expect to participate in his/her treatment in order to receive optimum benefit of service. Service includes exercise program and nutritional guidance tailored to help each client individually achieve realistic healthy results.
60 minute series (3 sessions) $230; 90 minute series (3 sessions) $280
Be advised Movement Education is included in NMT services at end of sessions unless other wise requested, for 20 min only.
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Lower back pain, knee impairments, and ankle issues are just a few of the hurdles clients face when trying to reach their fitness goals. Remove the obstacles with movement education.
Movement Education uses a custom-tailored approach to improving your body awareness and movement skills involving Core stabilization, Nutritional information, corrective exercises and posture alignment to improve mind and body awareness.
Included in NMT Treatment unless otherwise requested. (20 min at end of massage sessions only )
Chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension right in your home or workplace. You receive your massage in a specialized ergonomic chair which I bring to your location. In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing. With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage. Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into your busy schedule.
**Chair Massage is $1.00 per min (15 minutes max) for events.
Services and Rates are subject to change without notice.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage therapy. The word Shiatsu comes from two Japanese words - "shi" (finger) and "atsu" (pressure). In addition to the direct stimulation of pressure points along the energy pathways of your body, gentle stretching techniques are applied over a wider area of the body to integrate the point work and improve circulation throughout the body. Shiatsu is a meditative healing art that honors the body, mind and spirit. Clients MUST wear light clothing, long shorts (men and women), yoga pants, sweat pants, t-shirts, etc.
Services and Rates are subject to change without notice.
*This service provided for clients new to massage therapy and are uncomfortable being unclothed. Clients MUST wear light clothing, long shorts (men and women), yoga pants, sweat pants, t-shirts, etc.
Gentle Body POWER system contains every component of fitness, is low-impact and easily accessible for every body.
Helping people be fit is a valuable service to them. Use WholyFit core conditioning Christian stretching program for group exercise classes and personal training anywhere. It’s a highly effective stretch and strength fitness system in any venue. In a Christian setting, you can add the Scripture memorization, and it becomes Devotional Exercise. Teach Gentle Body POWER with or without the Scripture option in health clubs, gyms, and other secular venues for a great alternative to yoga or pilates.
WholyFit Gentle Body POWER is a total body workout for the whole you! The system is multi-level and self-paced. It can be gentle or intensely athletic, depending on the certified WholyFit Trainer and the goals of the fitness client. *Intense practice of the WholyFit system is highly beneficial for developing all around fitness including cardio-respiratory fitness if desired. help people with their fitness – body & soul!
Wholyfit GBP (Gentle Body Power)
A.R.T. (Aerobic Resistance Training)
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AN ENERGY-ENHANCING EXERCISE PROGRAM
When you're looking to work out your mind as well as body, try FLEXERCISE®. This exercise program is built on three very basic principles: a strong mind, body, and spirit. It is a form of "meditation in motion" that calls for a balanced shifting of body weight, and muscle relaxation that can provide a fairly intense workout. Flexercise is the Christian Alternative to Yoga.
The Flexercise Training Method consists of six fifteen minute segments:
- Power and Strengthening
- Standing Flexibility
- Sitting Flexibility
- Power Bar
- Core and Abs
- Breathing and Meditation
Each segment provides an intense workout and is designed to accomplish a specific task.
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I practice SOMI Medical Massage Therapy (base practice for all other services rendered). Protocols used in all service treatment uses principles found in the SOMI Medical Massage.
What is Medical Massage Therapy? I will let Dr. Ross Turchaninov explain it.