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What is the definition of Neuromuscular Therapy?
Neuromuscular Therapy is a scientific therapy based on recognized physiological laws and associated principles.The goal of NMT is to achieve homeostasis between the nervous and musculosceletal systems. It combines the scientific application of properly applied pressure, gentle ranges of motion and stretches for the purpose of relieving pain, normalizing muscle tone and achieving restorative benefits for the entire system.
Pfluegler's laws order
- 1.) Law of Unilaterallity
- 2.) Law of Symmetry
- 3.) Law of Intensity
- 4.) Law of Radiation
- 5.) Law of Generalization
Define: Postural Distortion
Inbalance in muscle tone that moves the body off the coronal and mid-saggital planes.
Define: Primary Trigger Point
Activated by acute or chronic overload in the muscle in which it occurs.
Define: Trigger Point
A point of hyperirritable tissue that gives rise to referred sensations.
Lack of blood.
Define: Nerve Entrapment
Pressure on a nerve by a soft tissue.
Define: Nerve Compression
Pressure on a nerve by an osseous or cartilaginous structure.
What kind of emergency care can you give for an acute injury?
- R est
- I ce
- C ompression
- E levation
Which muscles to work treat on somebody with functional toe drop syndrome?
Which muscles would you treat on somebody with a bunion?
- - extensor hallucis longus
- - abductor hallucis
- - peroneus longus and brevis
- - tibialis anterior
What's the origin of the biceps femoris?
- Ischial tuberosity
- Distal half of linea aspera of femur
Which muscle initiates knee flexion?
Pertaining to defective or diminished musular tone or tension.
Patella is pulled superiorly and medially - which muscles do I treat?
Rectus Femoris and Vastus Lateralis (or Gracilis)
Sodium Chloride (table salt) is a ...
...contraindicated when treating lower extremities.
Treatment program for swelling of the knee:
Treat Popliteus and Plantaris
Foot pain - NOW WHAT?
TFL/IT band and Rectus Femoris
Which muscles need work when there's a Hammer Toe?
Tibialis Anterior and Extensor Hallucis Longus
What is a Hammer Toe anyway?
Hammer tow occurs when the first toe is dorsiflexed while the other toes are plantar flexed.
What causes bone spurs to develop?
Tight Soleus fascia?
What are the three most important communications for a therapist to ask a client during treatment?
- Is it tender (upon palpitation)?
- Does it refer (where?)
- Is it releasing?
What would you like to do?
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