Neuromuscular Reeducation, or NMR, uses muscular stretching, deep tissue bodywork, trigger point therapy, and special biomechanical exercises.
It is beneficial for individuals with chronic pain associated with scar tissue, tendonitis, repetitive strain injury, and poor posture.
NMR focuses on the reflexes in the areas of the body that detect and respond to irritation.
NMR work by improving circulation to tissues, releasing trigger points (trigger points are tender spots usually found in tight muscles and are more commonly known as "knots"), and freeing soft tissue that may be causing nerve entrapment. It lessons the muscular tension and restriction that causes pain, and lengthens and strengthens connective tissue.
NMR also increases our awareness to the larger problem of posture and biomechanics. By helping identify personal behaviours that play a role in perpetuating pain, we are able to change the ways we move and use our body that causes us pain and discomfort.
You may be suggested to receive NMR treatment before or after a chiropractic adjustment to further your results.
"After working out one night, my shoulders were very tight and sore. I could barely move my right shoulder so I asked Paul, who does NMR, to work on the shoulder. It was a bit uncomfortable as he was massaging the shoulder, but as soon as he was finished I noticed improved range-of-motion. About 15-20 minutes later the shoulder was a lot less sore and with the aid of ice the muscles were so much looser!" -Jenny, patient