What is neuromuscular re-education therapy?
Neuromuscular re-education therapy is a collection of techniques provided by chiropractors that help you obtain control over the use of your muscles. The main goal is to help you regain independence in your life that is taken away when you have a neuromuscular disorder. Neuromuscular re-education treatments vary depending on the cause and severity of your condition.
Typically, you can expect neuromuscular re-education therapy to include:
- Stretches and exercises
- Balancing and coordination activities
- Therapeutic activity
Neuromuscular re-education therapy progresses over time. Your chiropractor will carefully evaluate your condition to determine how you should progress in treatment. He or she will set milestones. Once you reach these milestones, you can move on to the next stage of re-education therapy.
Who needs neuromuscular re-education therapy?
Neuromuscular re-education therapy is for anyone who has an injury or condition causing miscommunication between the muscles and the nerves. Some of the conditions that may cause you to need neuromuscular re-education therapy include:
- Spinal conditions
- Muscular dystrophy
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Physicians often recommend people with these kinds of conditions visit a chiropractor for neuromuscular re-education therapy, but you can always contact a chiropractor on your own for an evaluation.