Neuromuscular therapy addresses stress induced neuromuscular changes of the body. The source of the stress, whether postural, mechanical, emotional, or chemical, may cause limited range of motion or mobility, depression, pain, headaches, fatigue, trigger points, or a combination of these. Trigger points are generally taught bands of muscle fibers that, when compressed, may also refer pain or discomfort to another, more distant part of the body. For example, a trigger point in the muscles of the shoulder may refer pain to the neck, head, or arm.
There is relief of symptoms for these dysfunctions by releasing the trigger points and immediately following up with slow active and passive stretching to regain normal resting length of the involved muscles and connective tissues.