|"Our reactions to injury and stress are learned responses
that often lead to chronic muscular tension and pain.
This tension causes imbalances in our posture and
movement patterns that restrict flexibility and limit the
range of motion in our joints.
It goes unnoticed most of the time, until our body reminds
us of its presence with muscular discomfort and pain."
Neural pathways connect one part of the nervous system with another
and usually consisting of bundles of elongated, myelin insulated neurons,
known collectively as white matter. Neural pathways serve to connect
relatively distant areas of the brain or nervous system, compared to
the local communication of grey matter.
Neuromuscular Reeducation focuses on the reflexes in areas of the body that detect and respond to irritation. Persistent irritation
produces a chronic pain cycle within the body and often leads to an ingraining of the pain message in the neural pathways. (See
text box at right) These neural pathways generate trigger points that may refer the pain elsewhere in the body. Trigger points are
often felt as "knots" in the muscles of the back, but can be found throughout the skeletal muscles of the body.
Neuromuscular Reeducation works by improving circulation to tissues, releasing trigger points, and freeing soft tissue that may be
causing nerve entrapment. It lessens the muscular tension and restriction that causes pain, and lengthens and strengthens
connective tissue (fascia).
Neuromuscular Reeducation also increases our awareness of the larger problem of posture and biomechanics. By helping identify
personal behaviors that play a role in perpetuating pain, we are able to change the ways we move and use our body that causes
us pain and discomfort.
Neuromuscular Reeducation uses muscular stretching, myo-fascial release, deep tissue bodywork, trigger point therapy, and
specialized biomechanical exercises. By creating new ways of resting, holding, and using our body, we are able to move with more
efficiency and balance in our daily lives, and thus reducing physical pain and eliminating the cycle of pain.
It is beneficial for individuals with chronic pain associated with tendonitis, repetitive strain injury, and poor posture.
Neuromuscular Reeducation is effective is helping us change the movement patterns that often are the source of physical pain.
Chronic Pain & Tension
|Tel. 01865 764463 / 07905808612
Headington Clinic: 14 Forest road, Risinghurst, Oxford OX3 8LF