Each time we receive a physical injury, our body responds by limiting the movement in that area to protect it while it heals. Unfortunately, after the initial injury has healed the holding patterns adopted by the body do not automatically go away. Over time the way we stand, move, and hold ourselves changes in response to this collection of protective patterns.
NeuroMuscular Therapy addresses these old injuries through a comprehensive and targeted program of deep, soft tissue manipulation techniques. According to Paul St. John, founder of St.John Neuromusular therapy, “The work is focused on restoring balance to the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) with the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system (skeleton and muscles of the body). It is based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system maintains homeostatic balance and how it initiates pain responses.”
This work addresses the five basic principles that cause pain:
- ~Ischemia (lack of blood in a muscle)
- ~Trigger Points (pain referred from another area of the body)
- ~Nerve compression or entrapment
- ~Postural distortion (high shoulder or hip, scoliosis, etc.)
- ~Biomechanical dysfunction (frozen shoulder, limited range of motion)
Through specific manipulation of muscles, tendons, and ligaments ischemia is reduced or eliminated, trigger points are released, nerve compression is relieved, range of motion is restored, and postural distortion naturally reverses – resulting in reduction or elimination of pain.
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