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“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

“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

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

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

A Neuromuscular Therapy Approach to Scapular Dyskinesis

Nov 17, 2021

The glenohumeral joint is the most mobile in the body. Its ability to function efficiently is dependent on the scapulothoracic articulation. These are two joints found within the shoulder girdle/pectoral girdle. The other two joints include the sternoclavicular joint and the acromioclavicular joint. The glenohumeral joint has sacrificed stability for mobility which makes sense because … Read More

NHI San Jose Grad Tony Salazar Uses Neuromuscular Therapy to Provide Relief to the Longus Colli

Oct 19, 2021

Tony Salazar completed the Core and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy Programs at National Holistic Institute in San Jose. He’s been practicing in the field for over 2 years and is supporting the ANMT students by volunteering as a tutor and Teaching Assistant. We have received permission from Tony and his patient to share an account of … Read More

What You Need to Know About Frozen Shoulder and Neuromuscular Therapy

Sep 13, 2021

Shoulder pain is the third most prevalent reason consumers seek Massage Therapy. When considering the incredible mobility of the glenohumeral joint, losing function due to movement reduction and/or pain can create incredible obstacles in our daily lives. There are several terms used to describe shoulder mobility limitations/pain including arthritis, bursitis, Frozen Shoulder, and Adhesive Capsulitis. … Read More

The Value of Continuing Education and Collaboration to Advance the Field of Massage Therapy

Jul 30, 2021

“Even though athletic trainers, physical therapists and other health care professionals all do some manual therapy, they don’t have the training or experience a Massage Therapist has…Likewise, Massage Therapists are expanding their skills but don’t have the training an athletic trainer or physical therapist has. So, when we have the opportunity to work together, we … Read More

A Neuromuscular Approach to Shin Splints

Jul 19, 2021

Shin Splints is a term that had been previously used to identify Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS); according to “Principles of Athletic Training” 17th Edition by William E. Prentice, “shin splints” is currently used as an umbrella term that indicates pain in the anterior part of the shin. This pain can be caused by stress … Read More