Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) is the foundation for our rehabilitation work at our clinic.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) is a comprehensive system of hands on therapy used to analyze and treat pain and dysfunction of a soft tissue origin. To put it simply, it is an organized system used to discover WHY you are in pain and how best to get you relief. More than a technique or modality, PNMT is really a way of thinking, applying clinical reasoning in soft-tissue therapy.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) is the creation of Douglas Nelson. The founder of Precision NMT seminars, Doug has taught hundreds of seminars and to various populations from physician's conferences to educational seminars for lay people. Practicing massage therapy since 1977, he has studied with a host of great educators and worked in several clinical environments. He is the president of BodyWork Associates, a sixteen therapist massage therapy clinic in Champaign, IL which has been in operation since 1982. to learn more about Doug, his clinic, or his research organization visit nmtmidwest.com.
Three broad principles apply to PNMT:
* PNMT is deductive: For every symptom a client may present, there are multiple possible causes. How can you get to to most likely source as efficiently as possible? That is what we concentrate on.
* PNMT is science based, not philosophically based. Nmtmidwest has conducted many clinical research studies relevant to the work and are always combing the literature to find more, a passion that is shared by precision manual therapy & rehab.
* PNMT is client based: Since the causes for every symptom can be different, each client should get a session created exactly for them, rather than a routine or recipe. There is no shoulder routine, low back routine, or set of specific tests you do for every person who walks in your door (one size fits nobody).
*copied from nmtmidwest