NMT is a therapy that specialises in treating soft tissue pain and injury.
It has been developed by professionals from osteopathy, chiropractic, neuropathy and trigger point therapists since 1930.
The therapy combines a number of manipulation techniques such as STR (soft tissue release), MET (muscle energy technique), positional release and trigger point therapy. Benefits include improving the function of joints, muscles and the general movement of the body.
As a result, NMT can enhance healing by assisting the return of core muscle function through the body’s kinetic chain.
How does NMT work?
NMT seeks to eliminate chronic and acute pain, by addressing five key elements that cause pain.
- Ischemia: the lack of blood flow to soft tissues that causes hypersensitivity to touch.
- Trigger points: highly irritated points in muscles that refer pain to other parts of the body.
- Nerve entrapment/compression: As a result of pressure on a nerve by soft tissue, cartilage or bone.
- Postural distortions: imbalance of the muscular system resulting from the movement of the body off the longitudinal and horizontal planes. Longtime poor postural habits are the most common cause of pain due to this element.
- Biomechanical dysfunction: imbalance of the musculoskeletal system, therefore resulting in faulty movement patterns (i.e., poor lifting habits, computer keyboarding, bad mechanics in a golf swing or tennis stroke).