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Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (NMT)
NMT can help individuals experiencing structural distortion, biomechanical dysfunction and the accompanying pain that is often a symptom of the underlying problem. It is used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissues, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, restore postural alignment, and rebuild strength and flexibility.
Trigger points occur when nerves fire impulses at a rapid speed into an area of the body other than that which has been traumatized. Because of trigger points, the cause of serious pain may often be far removed from the actual site of the pain. That is why it is important to have an NMT Specialist evaluate you.
Postural alignment can be distorted which is an imbalance of the muscular system resulting from spinal misalignment. Neuromuscular Massage Therapy in conjunction with Chiropractic Therapy is very effective in restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system. Our therapists are able to work in coordination with your Chiropractor for complete holistic treatment of your problem or condition.
Treating the soft tissues surrounding the vertebrae and spinal disks that cause and maintain the pain greatly enhances the alleviation of the pain and the body’s efforts to heal itself.
Also, many Physical Therapists recommend that their patients receive Neuromuscular Massage during the period of treatment and rehabilitation to enhance the outcome of physical therapy and increase the possibility that the body will heal itself sooner.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
Stretching should be a painless process to help improve the quality of life. Stretching should be a daily practice which helps to improve or maintain a greater quality of life. Stretching before the day begins, before and after walking, running, or sporting activities, greatly decreases soreness and improves body performance.
The Active Isolated Stretching we perform at LVNA is a myofascial release technique using active movement of the muscles on the opposite side of the muscles being stretched. This technique is effective in postural restoration, athletic performance enhancement, injury prevention, and rehabilitation.
Active Isolated Stretching is performed in our office by therapists with professional training and certification in this method. We also help our clients to learn the technique themselves so that they can perform this type of stretching at home by themselves, or with the aid of a partner.
LVNA believes that this specific stretching technique is exceptionally more effective than common stretching techniques utilized by the public. Even clients who have been taught stretching by athletic trainers or other professionals have seen a much noticed improvement in their body by switching to this A.I.S. method. It is especially effective in injury prevention and also rehabilitation because of the decreased chance of damaging the muscles and connective tissues.