Neuromuscular Therapy In Corte Madera, CA, Marin County.
Trigger Point Therapy
Release pain patterns for lasting relief
to acute and chronic
For sudden and persistent pains from:
- Tense and painful muscles triggered by emotional stress
- Working from home with poor ergonomics (neck, shoulder, wrists and back pain)
- Muscle pulls, strains and other sports injuries
What happens during a typical Neuromuscular in-office Corte Madera 50-minute Session?
Clients wear comfortable workout clothes for their sessions. Therefore, If you are a first-time client an intake session will include a thorough review of your medical history and an assessment of your muscles and other tissues’ health. During the remainder of the session, the therapist will treat your body’s points that are causing your complaint. After that, If appropriate, a home exercise program to support and speed up your recovery. Additional sessions will include a short review of results followed by more therapy and refinements to the home program.
What happens during a typical Neuromuscular ZOOM 50-minute Session?
In this session, I will identify the source(s) of your pain(s) complaint and direct you to relieve your pain using simple tools and simple techniques. Next, I will walk you through the process of finding and treating your problem step by step. Finally, I will guide you to pain relief during the Session.
Your ZOOM Session will include the following:
- Pain relief – release painful spots with simple tools like a lacrosse ball
- Stretches and exercises – customized for your specific complaint
- Suggestions – what changes to your habits or environment would help keep the pain from coming back
- Customized self-treatment video – I will send you a video of the Session to review your recommendations at any time.
Would you like to know if Neuromuscular Therapy can help you? Email me at [email protected] to schedule a free 15-minute ZOOM consult.
Neuromuscular: $225 per 50-minute session in-office or virtually by ZOOM.
Office is located in Corte Madera, CA, Marin county.
What is Neuromuscular Therapy?
Dysfunctional patterns can develop from an overload of the nervous system caused by physical or psychological stress. Also, the causes of overload can be widely different for everyone. Therefore, good examples include car accidents, slips, falls, repetitive stress from the use of electronic devices, domestic/child abuse, and acts of war are all possible contributors. Illness from bacteria, viruses, cancer, and nutritional deficiencies can also be a cause. Finally, to sort through all this information, the therapist uses precise protocols to analyze and treat these pain patterns.
Hence, Neuromuscular therapists carry out a thorough assessment procedure that enables them to sort out the origin of your pain. Therefore, this assessment helps clarify whether it’s source is the myofascial dysfunction (trigger points) or caused by more severe dysfunction or injury.
These are the methods that the therapist uses to gather this information:
- Medical intake – the medical history can provide clues to the origins and solutions to pain.
- Palpation – using touch to find trigger points, adhesions, inflammation, and stuck or misaligned joints.
- Functional muscle testing – FMT measures and rates the ability to engage in activities required for daily living, such as walking, bending, squatting, or holding or lifting objects of various sizes and weights. Functional muscle testing evaluations consider your ability to balance, bear weight, climb stairs, walk, lunge and jump, or hop from one spot to another.
- Manual muscle testing – MMT is a method for documenting problems with muscle strength. Therefore, Manual muscle testing determines how well individual muscles function and helps identify the muscles that compensate for a weakness.
Pain conditions that often benefit from this treatment include:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Hip and knee pain
- Chronic pain – pain that lasts more than three months without showing any signs of improvement
How does Neuromuscular work?
Precise pressure applied to the dysfunctional muscles or connective tissue using the practitioner’s hands and elbows. The treatment may also include the use of special tools. The pressure relaxes and thus frees up parts of the tissue that have become knotted or tangled together. As a result, the release causes an increase in blood flow in the treatment area, which speeds up the removal of cellular waste and supplies nutrients and oxygen. Also, nerves trapped by tight tissue. These changes reduce the overall stress load on the nervous system and, in most cases, bring pain relief and increased freedom of movement.
During your sessions, the therapist will look for and correct the following problems:
Ischemia – tight tissue that reduces blood flow
Myofascial trigger points* – hypersensitive, painful points within muscles that, when released, relieve pain
Neural entrapment – pressure on nerves caused by tight muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue
Nerve compression – pressure on nerves caused by the misalignment of bones, herniated discs or torn cartilage
Dysfunctional movement patterns – an ineffective movement that occurs in everyday activities like walking, sitting and standing
Perpetuating factors – other factors that may cause pain, such as nutrition deficiencies, chronic stress, autoimmune disease, etc.
*What are Myofascial Trigger Points?
Trigger points or muscle “knots” are sensitive spots in soft tissue. They form when the body becomes overwhelmed by physical, psychological, or chemical stress or a combination of these causes. Consequently, If you have a large number of trigger points, you may have “myofascial pain syndrome.” These ultra-sensitive spots are common. Due to many factors, they can spread into seemingly unrelated parts of the body, growing like weeds.
Also, Myofascial trigger points can be a significant factor in neck pain, back pain, and many other pain challenges. When these points are active, they can create symptoms that range from a deep ache to shooting pain that feels like your nerve a crushed nerve. Also, often these pain patterns will mimic other conditions like sciatica or even chest pains that can result from having a heart attack. If no one can find the source of your pain, but your symptoms persist, trigger points may be the cause of your pain.