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Seminar Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Gina Burke LMT
This course satisfies State of Pennsylvania Board of Massage Therapy license renewal requirements and consists of the following number of CEs:
- 16 LIVE NCBTMB Approved CEs
- 8 FREE ONLINE State of Pennsylvania Board of Massage Approved CEs
NMT is based on the research of Paul St. John, in response to his own constant, debilitating pain. This technique is based on research that identifies the fundamental causes of pain in the body. By understanding how pain originates and by being able to locate the source of pain in the body. By knowing this, a therapist can locate the cause of pain, not just the effects. Neuromuscular Lab will focus on the Pelvic Girdle and the areas to work to create balance.
NMT identifies five sources of pain:
- Ischemia - a lack of blood supply to the soft tissues that cause them to become very sensitive to the touch.
- Trigger Points - occur when nerves fire impulses at a rapid speed into an area of the body other than that which has been traumatized. This phenomenon produces an effect where the real cause of pain is far removed from the actual site of pain. Trigger points will inhibit proper blood flow, which initiates a vicious cycle of pain and discomfort.
- Nerve compression or entrapment: Pressure on a nerve by bone, cartilage, or soft tissue. As the tightness of the soft tissues that surround nerve fibers increase, more and more pressure is brought to bear on the nerve, resulting in strangulation or entrapment of the nerve against a bone or cartilaginous structure such as a disc.
- Postural Distortion: Postural distortion is an imbalance of the muscular system resulting from movement of the body off the coronal, mid-sagittal, and horizontal plane. Trauma, gravitational pressure, or psychological patterning causes the soft tissues to assume a weight-bearing function and thus become thicker, denser, and harder resulting in muscle contraction, body distortion, and pain.
- Biomechanical Dysfunction: An imbalance of the musculoskeletal system resulting in faulty movement patterns. Repetitive strain of certain soft tissues results in adapted movement patterns that become muscular habits and must be re-educated to function properly.
What conditions can NMT help with?
It can help individuals who are experiencing structural distortion, biomechanical dysfunction, and the accompanying pain that is often a symptom of the underlying problem. It is a whole-body approach to treatment, so most people find that when they are treated for their back pain, their knee pain, headaches, bladder dysfunction, and other problems they thought couldn’t be helped or “weren’t a big deal” at the time are also addressed. Some of the conditions NMT can help with are headaches, migraines, scoliosis, TMJ, Whiplash, herniated disc, plantar fasciitis, torticollis, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, thoracic outlet syndrome, shin splints, tendonitis, etc., etc.
COVID-19 Seminar Requirements:
1. Upon arrival, temperatures will be taken using a touch-less thermometer.
2. Each attendee will be required to use hand sanitizer at check in.
3. Attendees will be required to wear a face mask during the entire seminar.
4. During the lecture portion of the seminar, seating will be spaced 6 feet apart.
5. During the Hands-On portion of the seminar, massage tables will be spaced 6 feet apart.
We will do our best to keep the seminar meeting space safe, however, it is not our companies’ responsibility to provide PPE to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at a seminar. Each attendee needs to bring the necessary PPE and follow the same guidelines that the CDC or the States have recommended. It is our company’s policy that if an attendee refuses to follow these guidelines they will not be permitted to attend a seminar.
What to bring:
- Massage table/Linens
- Massage lotions or oils
- Nonalcoholic beverages
- Hand Sanitizer
- Face Mask
What to wear:
Loose comfortable clothing such as yoga or fitness attire