Modern Neuromuscular Techniques - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780443069376, 9780702050954

Modern Neuromuscular Techniques

3rd Edition

Print ISBN: 9780443069376
eBook ISBN: 9780702050954
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 25th August 2010
Page Count: 340


Fully updated throughout, this popular book explains the history, rationale, and detailed descriptions of the class of soft tissue manipulation methods known collectively as NMT techniques. Complete with accompanying website - - which contains film sequences of the author demonstrating the techniques, this book will be ideal for bodyworkers and acupuncturists in Europe, the USA and beyond.

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)


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