Welcome to EMI Physical Therapy
Neuromuscular Physical Therapy (NMT) also Trigger Point Myotherapy is a form of soft tissue manual therapy, which focusing on assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated pathologies. It is based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system maintains homeostatic balance in the body.
Neuromuscular Therapy is very effective treatment to reduce muscle aches and pains.
The roots and Branches of Neuromuscular Therapy by Judith (Walker)DeLany, LMT
(This article first appeared in AMTA Florida, Number 11, Autumn 1999.)
During the last sixty years, neuromuscular therapy (NMT) has emerged as a significant methodology for assessing, treating and preventing soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. NMT, a series of treatment protocols based on the practitioner’s skill, anatomy knowledge and precise palpatory application, has found its home, not only in the treatment rooms of massage therapy, but also in occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, dentistry, chiropractic, osteopathic and physical medicine clinics worldwide.
Judith (Walker) Delany, LMT
Judith (Walker) DeLany, LMT, is the founder and director of the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies, a certifying body that sets standards for the training of healthcare professionals in the use of Neuromuscular Therapy. She’s an associate editor of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, has written manuals and articles on pain management, and was a contributing author to Dr. Leon Chaitow’s book Modern Neuromuscular Techniques. Mrs. DeLany continues to write with Dr. Chaitow as well as teach seminars in Neuromuscular Therapy throughout the country.
- Deactivation of Trigger Points
- Joint mobilization
- Release of muscle spasm
- Effective treatment for inflamed tissues
- Improves posture
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- Myofascial release
Trigger Point disorders, (muscle knots are described as hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle) Compression of the trigger point may elicit local tenderness referred pain or local twitch response.
Lower back (lumbar region) problems,
This is probably the region of the spine where pain most often arises. Two terms are commonly used to describe this kind of pain; “lumbago” means an ache in the lower back; “sciatica” means pain in the areas supplied by the sciatic nerve but often used more loosely to mean any pain that radiates down the leg.
Chronic pain, Neck and shoulder stiffness, Frozen Shoulder syndrome, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis/Golfer elbow, MS, Fibromyalgia, Repetitive Strain Injuries, Computer related injuries, Knee problems, Insomnia
Techniques used in treatments include; Myofascial release, Deactivation of trigger points, Muscle Energy Technique, Soft Tissue Release, Positional Release, Sport Massage
The treatments are covered by Laya, GloHealth, Aviva and St. Paul’s Garda Medical insurance providers.