The purpose of Neuro-Muscular Power Training (NMPT) is to force every fibre of the body to activate.
This allows the body to move with synchronicity, enabling strong, natural functioning movements.
The body is designed to use all muscles together with each movement, however in this modern day society this is often not the case. As most of our time is spent sitting, our bodies have become less efficient in holding us upright, resulting in negative postural habits, asymmetry and pain.
Neuromuscular Power Training addresses every issue that inhibits the patient in being restored to a pain free state.
It completely stretches all the tight muscle and connective tissue
It strengthens (hypertrophies) all of the weak muscle
Most importantly, it hypertrophies and restores the neural pathways to the muscles integral to restoring the patient to a pain free and functional state.
It incorporates a functional compound movement with enough resistance to facilitate (arrange/organise) both the nervous and muscular systems in an unconscious manner.
NMPT works within the 'power' range of resistance exercise. Power Training is dedicated to the nervous system as much as it is to the muscular system. Therefore this unique form of rehabilitative training forces the patient to break their compensatory pattern. The intensity of the training forces the body to share the load evenly throughout their muscular system and all of the muscles integral to maintaining one's posture - the weak ones - start to fire.
Physiological adaptations start to occur, muscles with their new innervation begin to hypertrophy and gain muscle mass. The neural pathways start to strengthen with the myelin sheath around the neural axons thickening in size and the increased production of myelin fluid creating increased conductivity.
Every time the patient carries out the NMPT, the neural pathways become stronger and stronger, and their compensatory pattern is quickly eradicated.
Once symmetry is restored, the patient no longer has a discrepancy between tight muscle taking on the entire load and weak ones getting an easy ride. Every single muscle carries out its dedicated function and shares the load.
All movement post rehabilitation ensures that all muscles and their neural pathways throughout the body remain strong.
Metaphysically, NMPT can have a big impact on someone’s mental state and well-being. The exercise will challenge a client’s confidence and trust within themselves and other people. This may be shown during training when a client refuses to attempt a lift due to ‘guarding’ an old injury for fear of bringing up previous pain and associated turmoil. In this situation it is extremely important to support and encourage the client at all times.
A lot of times this particular element of NMPT can be the most difficult, as finding the confidence to move forward, free from pain can sometimes be foreign. People become complacent with pain and the limitations it puts on their life, using it as an avoidance strategy in other aspects of life i.e exercise, social, happiness etc. Therefore NMPT has endless benefits on a person’s body as well as opening up their own lives to endless possibilities.
Let us at Back Pain Solutions Melbourne, help you reach for those possibilities.