NUTRITION RESPONSE TESTING AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE
NEURO MUSCULAR REEDUCATION (SM)
NMR is an abbreviation for Neuromuscular Reeducation and it is quite possibly the cleanest, simplest, least expensive and most effective soft tissue technique in the market place today. The Superscript “SM” after Reeducation is because this is a specific technique and many other professionals do some kind of neuromuscular work but this particular technique was developed by Dr. Gary Glum and then, some years later, Dr. Glum chose Dr. Peter J. Levy in Santa Barbara to carry on his work by teaching it across the United States and in Europe.
NMR is a stand alone technique so it can be successfully utilized by any health care professional, regardless of licensure, who has a patient in front of them with a soft tissue component to their complaints……and who doesn’t?
NMR is a hands-on technique/approach to the evaluation and functional treatment of 90+% of the soft tissue injuries a professional will see in practice. Every muscle in the body is surrounded by a smooth fascial sheath, every muscular fascicule and fibril are surrounded by fascia that can exert pressures of over 2,000 pound per square inch. When an area is injured, whether it’s muscle, connective tissue, fascia, tendon or some combination of these elements (as most injuries are), the body handles this inflammatory response of the tissues to trauma the only way it knows how, through a hyperplasia of the affected tissue followed by a fibrous healing, the laying down of a less elastic, second grade, poorly vascularized scar tissue to protect the involved areas. Adhesions occur wherever damage and inflammation have occurred and they limit both strength and range of motion.
Once there is fibrous healing these adhesions pull us out of a three dimensional orientation with gravity. As a muscle tendon begins to stretch and encounters an adhesion, the muscle contracts to prevent any further stretching and to protect the area involved.
The result is that the muscles involved are not as strong and the range of motion is limited in the involved joint. Adhesions can affect areas that are quite small, sometimes just a few muscle fibers, and other times there can be a number of areas like that scattered throughout a muscle group.
The ability to locate and minimize and/or remove those adhesions and give the patient back their pain-free function and flexibility in short order is what sets NMR apart from all of the other soft tissue techniques. It is presented in seminar form and home study videos as a thorough and sequential review of the functional anatomy of any given area and then the appropriate protocols needed to fix that problem.
Dr Levy has received rave reviews nationally and internationally for his teaching this technique and he is quick to point out that if you master great soft tissue work, you can not only help people faster but you can build a practice on this technique alone.