Neuromuscular Re-education Therapy

Neuromuscular re-education therapy is a therapeutic non-invasive procedure that primarily aims to rehabilitate the soft tissue of the muscle. This procedure aids in returning the muscle to its proper function and mobility to further the body’s healing process and return to its optimal performance level. This form of therapy helps diminish the pain quickly while ensuring long-lasting relief. Nerves, connective tissue, muscles, and joints that were damaged previously are restored to their normal functions.

Regardless of whatever activity you perform, areas such as connective tissues, tendons, and muscles are prone to getting hurt, which would result in swelling around that particular area. Scar tissue quickly envelops the damaged region for protection. That scar tissue then sticks to the injured region, hindering movement and resulting in a decrease of muscle strength.

Neuromuscular re-education therapy assists in breaking down the scar tissues through a deeply administered massage, which is not meant to be relaxing but rather firm in pressure. Patients undergoing this therapeutic procedure may experience slight pain and tenderness during the course of the procedure. By breaking down the adhesive scar tissue, patients should experience better muscle flexibility, strength, and motion as well as tissue restored to its prior state of good health.

Immediately following treatment, patients may witness a reduction in the level of pain and improved flexibility and motion. The area(s) where the treatment was applied may feel slightly tender for about 1-2 days before subsiding with increased motion. It is highly important that patients display some activity and keep their body in motion in order to get to reacquaint the body to its previous normal state of function prior to the injury. If the patient fails to properly move the injured region in an active and appropriate manner, the patient risks re-injuring the particular tissue either due to lack of activity or inappropriate movement.