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“Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program”

“Massage Therapist Thumb” from a Neuromuscular Therapy Perspective

Sep 20, 2022

Our hands are our most important tools. We tend to forget how much they do until we have an injury; then even the most mundane task of buttoning a shirt, opening a jar, pouring coffee, or turning a doorknob can become difficult. As Massage Therapists we have to be very aware of how often we … Read More

NHI Graduate Shannon Flores Found a Little More of Herself Through Massage Therapy

Aug 25, 2022

We often ask our students and graduates how they found out about NHI. Most of the time, we’ll hear about traditional methods such as being referred by a friend, or seeing an ad on their phone. However, it’s also quite normal to hear something along the lines of, “I didn’t find NHI, NHI found me!” … Read More

NHI San Jose Grad Laura Foulk Went From Stressful Jobs to a Successful Career in Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy

Jul 27, 2022

The average American works 100,000 hours in their lifetime. No matter what you do for a living, minimizing stress and achieving success are two primary pursuits. Laura Foulk is a graduate of NHI San Jose’s Core Massage Therapy Training Program as well as the ANMT (Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy) Program. Continue reading to learn about Laura’s … Read More

NHI’s Phil Okazaki Reflects on His Japanese American Heritage and its Impact on His Life

May 24, 2022

As we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we spotlight Phil Okazaki. Phil is an alumnus of NHI who currently serves as the AMTA California Chapter President and works for NHI as a Senior Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy (ANMT) Program Instructor and ANMT Curriculum & Marketing Specialist. In addition to all of that, … Read More

“Text Neck” and Why Neuromuscular Therapists Spend More Time on the Front of the Body for Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

Apr 26, 2022

Typically, when patients come to an appointment complaining of back, neck, and shoulder pain we will notice very specific similarities in soft tissue and posture. Invariably, Massage Therapists will start their patient prone and start digging elbows into the middle of the back to address the pain. Unfortunately, this can do more harm than good … Read More

Completing NHI’s ANMT Program Made John McCarthy the Most Requested Therapist in the Company

Mar 28, 2022

John McCarthy is an inspiration to us all. Unemployed for two years due to COVID, John set out to answer his calling by completing the Core Massage Therapy Training Program and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Program at NHI Sacramento. Today, John is operating a successful mobile massage therapy business and is also the most requested therapist … Read More

2 of the Most Commonly Overlooked Muscles Injured with Whiplash Associated Disorder and Why Neuromuscular Therapists Will Address Them

Mar 18, 2022

About Whiplash Associated Disorder “Whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) are a common, disabling, and costly condition that occur usually as a consequence of a motor vehicle crash (MVC). While the figures vary depending on the cohort studied, current data indicate that up to 50% of people who experience a whiplash injury will never fully recover and up … Read More

NHI Grad Lauren Hirsch is Running for Research at the 2022 Boston Marathon

Feb 28, 2022

NHI Sacramento proudly boasts yet another alumnus, Lauren Hirsch, who is a member of the Massage Therapy Foundation’s 2022 #RunningForReasearch Team. Lauren will be running at the 2022 Boston Marathon® to support research into the benefits of massage, education for  therapists and community service projects that bring massage to the underserved. Continue reading to learn … Read More

2 Reasons Neuromuscular Therapists Target the Abdominal Muscles for Low Back Pain

Feb 22, 2022

Low Back Pain is one of the Most Common Reasons Consumers Seek Massage Therapy According to the CDC, low back pain is causing more disability in the world than any other condition. In fact, 25% of adults reported low back pain, (LBP) in the three months prior to their investigation. While LBP has several symptoms … Read More

A Neuromuscular Therapy Approach to Lateral Ankle Sprains

Jan 19, 2022

Overview of Lateral Ankle Sprains In regards to sports injuries, the ankle is one of the most commonly injured. “Lateral ankle sprains (LASs) are often considered a benign injury with no lasting consequences. However, at least one-third of individuals who sustained an LAS will experience residual symptoms. These symptoms, often termed ‘chronic ankle instability’ (CAI), … Read More