Welcome to Precision Neuromuscular Therapy

Our mission is to train therapists to help people who struggle each day with muscular pain and do not realize that precise soft tissue strategies can be of enormous help. We do this by offering hands-on seminars in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy around the country. 

We teach therapists to think critically about the treatment choices they make. While we show you extremely thorough ways to treat various muscles, we also show you assessment approaches to be very clear about why you think any particular muscle is responsible for your client's presenting symptom. Rather than being married to one treatment approach, we demonstrate many. Why? The answer is that all of the PNMT Instructors are also clinicians. Great clinicians are always prepared with other options when their "go-to" strategy doesn't work. 

Because PNMT demands precise palpation skills, class sizes are typically less than 24 therapists to a seminar. This allows the participants ample guidance, which is extremely important. Often, the difference between success and failure is the slight turn of a wrist or a change in angle of entry. 

The therapists drawn to our seminars are problem solvers who are not satisfied with routines or overly simple answers to complicated questions. They are passionate about using massage therapy to help clients who have specific muscular aches and pains. If that describes you, please consider exploring PNMT in its fullest. Your clients will thank you. 

Client's Don't Come With These

 If you want to learn critical thinking regarding treatment for your clients, Precision NMT is the modality you have been looking for. This is my third seminar and teaching has been top quality, classes are kept small and manageable. I have always had a helpful response from Doug's main office whenever I need help or had a question. I highly recommend Precision NMT

Teaching clinical reasoning, not recipes;
inspiring therapists to be artists, not technicians.

Like tuning a fine instrument, successful therapy depends on the smallest turn of the hand done with clarity of purpose and full attention to detail.

We don't just teach you how, we teach you why.

"I have been a massage therapist for over 20 years. Over the course of my career I had the distinct pleasure of working for the Chicago Bulls, including the 1997, 1998 and 1999 Championships. One thing I learned right away was you may only have 15 to 20 minutes to work on a player and I needed to learn how to assess and treat in an efficient manner. And, to gain the trust and respect of a player and the medical team, my treatments had to produce good results! 
There are many different techniques out there, but what sets Doug Nelson and PNMT apart from all the rest is assessment ALONG with excellent technique! PNMT teaches you how to assess your client through postural analysis, ROM exam, orthopedic testing as well as taking a thorough client history. If you are interested in learning how to better help your clients, communicate with other healthcare professionals, and grow your practice, I highly recommend PNMT. These courses taught me how to problem solve to better serve my clients."
Michele Montgomery Chicago, IL
Read Douglas Nelson's book, The Mystery of Pain, to more deeply understand the current science of pain. 

Read Douglas Nelson's book, The Mystery of Pain, to more deeply understand the current science of pain. 

Douglas Nelson

Thank you for your interest in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT). Our success is measured by the clinical success of those who study with us. Rock solid information leading to clinical artistry and mastery. If you love to problem solve and help relieve pain, PNMT is for you!


Watch a video summary of our new Precision Kinematics!

Read a few of Doug's Table Lessons Columns in Massage and Bodywork magazine


NMT MidWest is an approved provider for massage therapists (NCBTMB)

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