This is a classical Neuromuscular (NMT) protocol for treating the levator scapula from a prone position. This position allows greater mobility of the scapula and access during treatment.
NOTE: This protocol is for mindful review by an experienced therapist. It is intended for learning with the hands-on training of a professional instructor. One should only do this with the necessary expertise to understand contraindications. Proper techniques are essential for safe and effective treatment.
This routine is from The WorkBook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy. Created at the ASHA School of Massage, it has trained thousands of therapists for more than 15 years.
These routines are intended for mindful review by bodywork professionals and are not appropriate as self-care for non-professionals. Self-injury could occur.
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Tony Preston has a practice in Atlanta, Georgia, where he sees clients. He has written materials and instructed classes since the mid-90s. This includes anatomy, trigger points, cranial, and neuromuscular.
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