Key Features

  • Facilitates the rapid and accurate identification of local soft-tissue dysfunction
  • Explains the origin of soft tissue distress
  • Provides diverse maps and explanations for the patterns of tender and trigger points seen daily in clinical practice
  • Includes guidance on the use of NMT for the treatment of the symptoms of fibromyalgia and abdominal dysfunction
  • Gives important guidance on the treatment of trigger points in treating lymphatic dysfunction
  • Discusses the use of NMT in the management of pain and hyperventilation
  • Explains the diagnostic and therapeutic value of tender reflex points related to viscero-somatic and somatic-visceral reflexes
  • Describes both European and North American versions of NMT
  • Provides a clear set of treatment options for all bodywork therapists and acupuncture practitioners
  • Authored by a highly respected, internationally known teacher, practitioner and author, with contributions from three leading practitioners from the U.S. and Europe

Table of Contents

1 Soft tissue distress

2 Introduction to NMT

3 Myofascial trigger points and other reflex phenomena

4 The variety of reflex points

5 Diagnostic methods

6 Basic spinal NMT

7 Basic abdominal and pelvic NMT application

8 Associated techniques

9 NMT in clinical use

10 American neuromuscular therapy (Judith DeLany)

11 Progressive inhibition of neuromusculoskeletal structures (PINS) technique (Dennis J Dowling)

12 Thai massage and neuromuscular technique (Howard Evans)

Appendix: Nimmo, Chiropractic and myofascial pain (Jeffrey Cohen, Russell W Gibbons, Michael Schneider and Howard Vernon)

Details

No. of pages:
340
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Electronic ISBN:
9780702050954
Print ISBN:
9780443069376

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