Neuromuscular "Trigger Point" Therapy and Bodywork
Includes Assessment and Rehab Strategies for Pain Management
"My session was absolutely fantastic, I feel like a brand new person. My body feels amazing, Connor was able to relieve all my tension without any pain, I don't feel beat up or bruised. I would highly recommend NMT to others."
What is Neuromuscular Therapy?
Neuromuscular Therapy is a highly-specialized form of manual therapy that corrects pain and dysfunction by treating trigger points, muscle adhesions, and fascial (connective tissue) patterns. These trigger points, adhesions and fascial patterns can form due to a specific trauma, postural pattern, or series of repetitive movements.
What can I expect in a treatment session?
Neuromuscular Therapy sessions utilize precise treatment protocols to correct these patterns by releasing tight fascia, palpating and decreasing trigger points in tight bands of muscle and releasing areas of stuck muscle in an effective and efficient manner. The muscular areas of pain, and the surrounding muscles that are affected due to biomechanics and compensation for the primary pain are treated using these protocols.
How is Neuromuscular Therapy different from a Massage?
Neuromuscular Therapists (NMT) must complete additional training beyond a traditional massage therapy education, usually 2 or more years before a therapist can sit for the Certification exam. The training involves learning every trigger point commonly found in each muscle, their common referral zones, and biomechanical aspects of trigger point formation, as well as hands-on clinical application of specific treatment protocols for each muscle and region. A Certified Neuromuscular Therapist is truly a muscular expert.
Is Neuromuscular Therapy a good pain management option for me?
Neuromuscular Therapy is sought when there is a specific condition or injury to the tissue that needs to be treated and corrected. Much like the physical therapy model for joint rehabilitation and mobility, several sessions are typically needed in order to retrain the soft tissue and achieve long-lasting pain relief and improved mobility. Neuromuscular Therapy is sought because of necessity for pain treatment, not as a treatment for sore muscles.
Meet SSTAR Wellness NMT Connor Weintraub
As a former Water Polo and Track and Field athlete, Connor developed an interest in Rehabilitation and Therapy. As a graduate of the National Holistic Institute (NHI) with certification in Massage Therapy and Health Education, she expanded her professional education with certification at the top of her class in Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT). As a certified NMT, she is passionate about using her practice to improve the quality of life for her clients.