What Is NMT
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a gentle and highly specific hands on approach for dealing with chronic pain and muscle dysfunction. Developed by JFK's former physician, Dr. Janet Travell, and later perfected by manual therapists, NMT offers a unique protocol that can treat pain in every region of the body. You may have tried many other treatments with no lasting relief and may still be in need of a solution. NMT is extremely effective and involves no surgery, no injections, and no medications.
By working directly with soft tissues we can free sensitized nerves, and reduce the tension that is causing other structural problems. Since the cause of soft tissue pain isn't always clear, and the location of pain is often not the source of the problem, it is essential to assess and determine all the probable causes, and then treat accordingly. By applying this knowledge in a systematic way we can reduce and often eliminate pains of all kind.
A Short Video on Trigger Points
Feel free to watch this video on the theorized mechanism of a trigger point and how they can create complex pain problems. Many areas can be self treated, but knowing where and how intensively to treat often limits success when working alone. Precise treatment and assessment is how I can help you recover!
How It Works
Chronic Pain? Nagging Aches? Stiffness? Spasms? Poor Performance or Posture?
All can be the result of tight muscles
When muscles are overworked or traumatized they can become stuck in contraction. The contracted portions accumulate and can create a muscle that is always tight, prone to injury, and resistant to stretching. This leads to pain and compromised joints. Standing and sitting straight becomes unnecessarily difficult, and exercise can feel impossible. Fortunately these tight areas can often be released and restored to their normal state. Pain is often a sign that soft tissues and nerves are in some kind of conflict.
Why treat tight muscles?
Pain is usually just the tip of the iceberg, and by the time it appears, we will have already had years of accumulating tension. Left untreated our situation only gets worse over time. We can manage by altering our movements and positions but coping in this way just perpetuates our issues and traps us in a cycle that is increasingly hard to break. Luckily by working backward it's possible to reduce and eliminate pain and even improve our overall strength and balance. If we treat areas of tension before they turn into pain we can prevent injuries and a lot of unnecessary suffering. Tolerating discomfort does not have to be our only option. Our body is our home and we can maintain it if we know how.
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some words from my wonderful clients
"I couldn’t recommend Rudy Riveron enough! I came in with an excruciating case of pain which radiated from my shoulder blade to my arm. This condition severely affected everyday activities from sitting to driving to flossing my teeth. Rudy listened patiently and attentively as I recounted my circumstances and he immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease with his kind and caring demeanor. He explained what his treatment would entail and imparted his knowledge in an easy to understand fashion. After three sessions my pain was virtually gone, and I am now completely pain free. I am very grateful to Rudy for his treatment and everything he did to help me coupled with such a gracious approach. Thank you, Rudy!!"
“I found Rudy's approach to be educated, respectful, and skilled. With a series of Neuromuscular sessions, I got some serious relief from a spot on my back that had been causing me discomfort for about ten years. I'm amazed at how long-lasting the effect has been and I'm so grateful for the help. I also learned a lot about the tension patterns unique to my own body and what I could do to prevent future muscular issues or discomfort while out in my daily life.”
“Rudy provides an in depth and caring analysis of what is going on with your body. And then proceeds to "release" the causes and allow the body to heal and "restore". I have been dealing with neck pain and limited range of motion. By identifying specific muscle triggers and applying pressure on those points Rudy was able to manipulate the muscles to relax and reduce pain and increase the range of motion. He is an easy person to work with and cares deeply about his clients and his craft."
tension can happen almost anywhere, and is often the cause of many problems*
Calluses & Corns
Low Back Pain
*Contact me and I'll be happy to explain how Neuromuscular Therapy can help alleviate the experience of any of these issues.
Rudy Alexander NMT,CMT,CPT
Neuromuscular Therapist & Certified Personal Trainer
As a pianist and music teacher I have always liked working with my hands, and I've considered my time with music as a form of therapy in and of itself. In the years of teaching and playing I became obsessed with alignment and healthy movement and I've been on a quest ever since to learn as much about the body as I can. I first became interested in body work to help my students, but was eventually in need of it myself after my back started giving me trouble. My own road back to health has led me to the incredible work of Janet Travell M.D., who's theories and methods form the core of my practice. She's pretty awesome - feel free to look her up.
As a Neuromuscular Therapist I takes my responsibility to my clients very seriously. I'm ambitious and determined when it comes to educating others on how to improve their lives and I try to find the positive in every negative.
I have 1400 hours of education and many, many more hours of study and experience. My thorough knowledge, unique insights, and sensitive hands give me an exceptional level of skill, but ultimately, more than anything, I care about those in pain.
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