Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) is the creation of Douglas Nelson, a licensed Massage Therapist who has been in practice
since 1977. What makes PNMT special is the way it approaches soft-tissue therapy. More than a technique or modality, PNMT is
really a way of thinking, applying clinical reasoning in soft-tissue therapy.
Three broad principles apply to PNMT:
* PNMT is deductive. For every symptom a client may present, there are multiple possible causes. How can you get to to most likely
source as efficiently as possible? That is what we concentrate on.
* PNMT is science based, not philosophically based. We have conducted many clinical research studies relevant to the work and are
always combing the literature to find more.
* PNMT is client based. Since the causes for every symptom can be different, each client should get a session created exactly for
them, rather than a routine or recipe. There is no shoulder routine, low back routine, or set of specific tests you do for every person who
walks in your door (one size fits nobody). Yes, it is harder to learn at first, but most therapists have had enough of routines that just don't
work (plus, they are boring to client and therapist alike).
IS PNMT for Everyone?
Realistically, no. PNMT is centered on problem-solving, which is challenging and requires a much greater skill set from the therapist.
First, you learn to be flexible in your treatment approach. You learn to consider multiple treatment options, exploring each until the
correct one is clear. This will also require some study and discipline to know what those possible avenues of treatment are.
In essence, the rewards are great, but so are the demands. If you are ready for the journey, we are there to guide you along the way.
PNMT Founder Doug Nelson with Dr. David Simons in 2007
Why Should you Attend a PNMT Workshop and Train with Our Instructors?
All of our instructors are accomplished therapists and not just teachers who talk about what they've read or heard someone else say.
They've all made it in this industry and know what it takes to succeed. We insist that our instructors are the best trained and the most
dedicated in the profession to providing exceptional educational experiences to our students. Our mission and purpose to better help
you help more people and in so doing, improve your business, income and job satisfaction.
PNMT and Athletics
We have a long history of our PNMT Therapists working with Professional and Non-Professional Athletic Organizations such as:
* River Dance performance group
* Super Bowl Champion St. Louis Rams
* NBA Championship Chicago Bulls
* Division (1A) University of Illinois Basketball and Football teams
* Countless other High School and College Level Athletes
PNMT and Chronic Pain Clients
While many people get excited about working with high level athletes and professional organizations, the bread and butter of most
PNMT Therapist's clientele consist of regular hard working individuals suffering from pain and lack of movement. This could be as
minor as a dull nagging ache that comes on from time to time that they can never seem to get rid of, to those that have severe and
debilitating conditions and have exhausted all that the conventional medical system has to offer. Soft-tissue pain syndromes of a
functional manner (rarely show up reliably on imaging, i.e. X-ray, MRI, etc.) are exceedingly common as shown by the large number of
what are considered "non-specific" or "benign" pain diagnosis. This large population of people are living and dealing with pain that in
many cases has dramatically affected their quality of life, their capacity to work, their leisure activities and their relationships to name a
few. Not everyone that falls in this category can be "cured" by PNMT interventions, however the amount that suffer with some sort of
soft-tissue disorder that is responsible for at least part if not all of their symptoms is frequently astounding to therapists and clients alike.
PNMT offers one of the most conservative approaches for this population in need to try with the least financial investment and least risk
of side-effect. It is often used by those unaware of its practice as a last resort, but in many cases it can save the individual and
businesses that provide health coverage to its employee's large amounts of time and money in the long run. We have dozens of
therapists that have worked out programs where local businesses that pay for their employees to receive PNMT to cut down on paid
time off for musculoskeletal injuries. As a PNMT therapist, you can serve a multitude of people from all professions and walks of life that
share the common lived experience of pain from soft-tissue origin.
Benefits to Attending a PNMT workshop
Here at PNMT, we are here to support you during your in person seminar experience and afterwards. After attending one of our
seminars you will be allowed access to a private face book forum with other attendees and managed by our dedicated instructors. You
will have access to important research papers, videos and case study discussions. We want to insure that your learning continues long
after you leave a course and your journey of becoming a more effective, efficient and successful therapist is helped along in any way we
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