Neuromuscular re-education is a form of clinical neuroscience based rehabilitation which focuses on retraining the muscle spindles and the golgi tendon orgrans which are the individual components of a muscle. These effect the resting tone of the muscle which can effect posture, biomechanics and if left unaddressed may cause symptoms.
Neuromuscular re-education techniques may include:
- Myofascial release techniques: a form of specific soft tissue manipulation that addresses scar tissue and the full length of the muscle, often through active participation of the patient.
- Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation: a form of stretching that combines both passive motion, in conjunction with isometric muscle contraction on behalf of the patient
- Post Isometric Relaxation: a mild form of relaxing the body through isometric contractions followed by relaxing and allowing the muscle to reset it’s new length and tone
- Balance Boards, Wobble Boards, and unsteady surface balance training is also a form of neuromuscular re-education.