therapy concepts

NMT Protocols – Cervical Lamina Supine

This classical neuromuscular protocol treats the posterior neck, which has a complex muscular structure. Treatment of the cervical lamina is more effective when it follows the treatment of sub-occipital muscles. It can be amazing for loosening restricted vertebrae and preparing for work in the upper extremities or resolving cervicogenic headaches. If you’d like to review …

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NMT Protocols – Anterior Cervical – Superficial

This routine is used to address the superficial tissues over the throat. It is delicate and requires professional expertise. It also can be amazing in the relief of a number of problems from a strained voice to a sore throat. It is also used to relax the superficial tissues for deeper work in the same …

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NMT Protocols – Sub-Occipitals Supine

This neuromuscular protocol treats the sub-occipital muscles, loosening the atlantooccipital and atlantoaxial regions, often in preparation for other work. Included are links to mobilizations taken from Integrative Bodywork – Somatic Mobilizations. These two protocols work well together, They offer relief to a surprising number of problems of pain and dysfunction throughout the body. There are …

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Self Care – Guidelines for using an Ice Pack

Ice packs are a great way to reduce swelling and inflammation, increase circulation and relieve pain. They can be ineffective and even create some problems if used improperly. How Ice Packs Work Ice packs create a local “emergency” because of the temperature change in the area. This creates immediate and extended responses: The cold compresses …

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