Integrated Neuromuscular Re-Education is a hands-on approach to correction of neuromuscular imbalance (somatic dysfunction), using muscle energy/PNF and Strain-counterstrain/ positional release. INMR improves mobility, tone and elasticity, relieves pain, improves strength, and optimizes performance.
Identify and treat abnormal neuromuscular tension, painful trigger points, motion restriction and strength deficits using gentle techniques. INMR approach uses a synthesis of active and passive approaches to facilitate changes in the structure and function of the myofascial and neuromuscular reflex systems. Apply what you learn immediately upon return to clinic.
A review of the current evidence-based literature illustrates the efficacy of these interventions. This course includes lecture, discussion and emphasis on hands-on lab practice. Learn to reduce painful trigger points and improve functional mobility with these gentle interventions.
Participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the theoretical basis and evidence-based research for positional release/ counterstrain (PRT) and muscle energy therapy. (MET/PNF)
2. Describe basic neuromuscular reflexes, the function of the muscle spindle, Golgi tendon organs and proprioceptors.
3. Assess the musculoskeletal system using palpation to identify trigger points (TPs).
4. Identify positions that reduce the pain and sensitivity of TPs to allow spontaneous release of abnormal neuromuscular tone.
5. Apply principles of MET/PNF to position a joint to effectively stretch a muscular restriction to correct abnormal tension.
6. Include positional release and muscle energy in a rehab program to improve flexibility, strength, and to reduce spasm and pain for a variety of clinical conditions.