In 2010 I qualified as a NeuroMuscular Therapist (NMT) from the National Training Centre in Dorset Street, Dublin.
As part of my training I had to Qualify in three therapy Disciplines
The National Qualification in Massage Therapy and Event Massage
The National Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Massage
The National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy
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Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a comprehensive program of soft tissue manipulation that balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal / myofascial system.
NMT is based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain. The Neuromuscular Therapists goal is to relieve the pain and dysfunction by alleviating the underlying cause.
NMT emphasises the role of the brain, spine, nerves, trigger points and fascia in muscular pain. It uses advanced concepts to break the stress-tension-pain cycle. It aims to reduce muscle tonation and release compressed nerves so that circulation can increase and the body will return to normal neuromuscular integrity and balance.
My National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy covers the following areas:
- Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Myology
- Biotensegrity-Anatomy for the 21st Century
- Nutritional influences on Trigger Point Formation
- Clinical practice and patient management
- Clinical Assessment skills
- Fascia – what is it and what it does.
- Laws of European Neuromuscular Therapy
- Orthopaedic Sports Massage Techniques
- Event massage
- Postural Assessment and Range of Motion testing
- Etiology, formation and treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points
- Injury Scenarios including differential diagnosis
- Professional, ethical and legal requirements of operating a practice
- Full Body Kinetic Chain assessment and special tests
- Plan, apply and evaluate a sports massage treatment and soft tissue methods
- Plan, apply and evaluate Neuromuscular Therapy treatments
As a member of the AMNPT I am bound by their code of ethics which are:
Respect for the dignity of patients and other
Members will maintain respect for the interests, dignity, rights and needs of all patients, staff and colleagues.
Competent, quality patient care will be provided at the highest standard possible.
Integrity in relationships
At all times the ANMPT member will behave with integrity, honesty and diligence in practice and duties.
Responsibility to society
Members are responsible and accountable to society and shall conduct themselves in a manner that maintains high ethical standards.
To make an appointment, or enquire about classes, call Andrea O’Grady NMT, STOTT 0868285200
*NMT descriptions and course details courtesy of NTC