Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT – St. John Style)

During the last four decades, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) has emerged as a manual therapy with a significant methodology for assessing, treating, and preventing soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. Through the manipulation and treatment of myofascial trigger points (TPs), NMT has proven to be an important pain relief and pain management style of treatment. One style of NMT developed in the late 70’s to early 80’s, the St. John Method, was even more successful in its outcomes by including gait/posture analysis, movement reeducation, and pelvic stabilization protocols. Dysfunction in these areas were demonstrated to cause and/or perpetuate the pain syndromes that were established.

Today, the principles of NMT has been accepted in every niche of physical medicine practiced in the U.S. and Europe, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy, nursing, naturopathy, chiropractics, and osteopathy.