Neuromuscular Reeducation is a Technique used by Therapist to Restore Normal Body Movement Patterns

Your nerves and muscles collaborate to generate movement. Nerves convey signals between your muscles and your brain, dictating where, when, and how fast to move. Muscle movement patterns are learned and stored in your memory over time.

However, when nerves or muscles sustain damage or injury due to trauma or various medical and neurological conditions, these muscle movement patterns can be adversely affected. Neuromuscular re-education is a technique employed by physical therapists to assist patients with neuromuscular impairments in regaining normal movement patterns. Our innovative care methods at Garden State Hand Therapy are designed to provide you with rapid relief and improved mobility.

Neuromuscular Reeducation at Garden State Hand Therapy Consists of:

  1. Manual Techniques (e.g., PNF – Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation)
  2. Activities for Balance and Core Control
  3. Therapeutic Exercises Designed to Re-establish Normal Controlled Movement Patterns

To effectively address the symptoms presented during treatment, it is essential to restore the normal kinesthetic sense and proprioception of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar spine, and Appendicular skeleton. When these neurological characteristics are compromised, patients struggle to maintain proper posture, and the affected muscles do not function correctly. Pain, inflammation, and swelling resulting from surgery or injury can disrupt neuromuscular control, leading to abnormal movement.

Many of our patients experience joint tenderness and reduced range of motion. Full joint mobility is crucial for optimal functionality. Without it, weakness and functional limitations can develop over time, typically within several weeks to months when symptoms are left untreated. Addressing any loss of motion and strength is vital to alleviate the patient’s symptoms and correct the underlying issue. However, the process of neuromuscular reeducation must occur before sufficient strength and motion can be regained to fully restore function. Without neuromuscular reeducation, it’s unlikely that “normal” movement patterns can be reestablished.

Is your limited range of motion causing you agitation? Are you finding it challenging to engage in your favorite activities? Don’t hesitate – make an appointment with our physical therapy clinic today. The only thing you have to lose is your current pain and lack of mobility.

Physical therapy at GS Hand can help you regain a happy and fulfilling life. Our compassionate physical therapists are ready to meet with you and help you get back on your feet to do what you love. Schedule an appointment with GS Hand today to access the pain relief you deserve!