How does a NeuroMuscular Reprogramming practitioner go about discovering what’s not working in someone’s body? They use muscle testing!

So when a client has a specific problem, the NMR practitioner goes to the area where the symptoms are and discovers whether or not all the coordination in that area is working properly. Sometimes the area that’s tight is actually not functional; it’s weak. So we might have a situation where one might think that with a tight muscle, what is needed is to go and loosen it up. But a weak muscle doesn’t get stronger by being loosened up!

With NMR we realize that this area of the body is inhibited, and there’s some larger global consideration that is the reason why that muscle got tight in the first place. The muscle tightens in that area because of weakness. So before we start doing massage or bodywork on someone who has a tight, fixated area in their body, we need to muscle test to determine whether those muscles are on and functional, or off and inhibited.

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming

We are testing to discover how is the coordination system supporting the function of a joint and then connecting that joint with its relationship to the other joints in the body. So if so the complaint is in the hip, we want to see how that hip is affecting the opposite shoulder, or the opposite neck, for instance. Or if the complaint is in the neck, we want to know what’s the effect of the feet on the neck, or of the neck on the feet. We’re looking globally to see what all those relationships are. We want to get all those relationships sorted out and functional.

What mostly disables people in their coordination system is muscles firing out of sequence. Patterns are stored in the cerebellum in the back of the brain and the patterns don’t change until the body discovers that they aren’t working. So muscle testing is a way of cuing the brain to the fact that its strategies are dysfunctional. And in that moment of realization, the whole survival system of the body gets activated into the possibility of engaging the motor cortex at the top of the cerebrum into learning a new movement strategy to support the function of that joint and of the whole body!

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming classes are happening around the country, find out where and Enroll Today!

Here’s the current list of upcoming NeuroMuscular Reprogramming classes around the country. Please share this list with anyone you know who would be interested to add an excellent assessment and correction tool to speed up the efficiency and effectiveness of their bodywork tool kit.

NMR class

California:
Mod 1 Jan 25 – 27th
Mod 2 March 8 – 10
Mod 3 April 12 – 14th
Mod 4 May 10 – 12

North Carolina
Mod 1 Feb 22 – 24th
Mod 2 May 3 – 5

New Jersey
Mod 1 March 29 – 31
Mod 2 April 26 – 28th

Connecticut
Mod 1 July 19 – 21st
Mod 2 Aug 16 – 18th

Chicago
Mod 1 May 31, June 1, 2
Mod 2 July 26 – 28

Dallas
Mod 1 March 1 – 3
Mod 2 May 24 – 26

Atlanta
Mod 3 August 9 – 11

Enroll Now!

Commonly called an ‘autoimmune disease’ as if your body is attacking itself, arthritis only shows up in specific joints.  Explanations for this fact, even in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, are lacking.

There is no doubt that arthritis has direct connections to our body’s ability to digest certain foods.  There are many books written on the subject of what foods to avoid that are very helpful in managing arthritis symptoms.  Avoiding certain categories of food reduces the general inflammatory effect in the body.

I’d like to address WHY arthritis shows up in some joints and not others.

In my experience (44 years of clinical practice and teaching), Arthritis is Body Intelligence at work. The joints that are affected by arthritis are weak.   They’ve been stressed or damaged in the past and lack full muscular support and function. So the body attempts to stabilize the joint by depositing bone when it cannot rebuild soft tissue integrity.  The bone is sore because it is in a state of active bone growth to stabilize the joint.  We avoid using a joint that hurts and this contributes further to its weakness and its decline.

Lack of balanced muscle support creates collapse and impingement in joint spaces

It is commonly known that injuries sustained in high school sports will show up as arthritic degeneration in an adult’s 40s.  This is because even though tissue heals after an injury, the neuromuscular coordination programs that govern function of that joint are never corrected, not even through exercise.  You cannot correct motor coordination dysfunction through exercise alone. 

Manual Muscle Testing reveals that one side of an affected joint is inhibited or weak, ie., it is unable to respond when needed.   Once the source of the inhibition is removed and the joint is at least responsive, the muscles are capable of being conditioned; of building strength. The soreness in the bones and soft tissue is dramatically and quickly reduced because the inflammation of bone growth is no longer needed as muscle support wakes up.   These results can be immediate.

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming NMR® allows us to assess and correct the source of the inhibitions that contribute to arthritic degeneration and other range of motion restrictions resulting from the body’s adaptation to weakness. NMR usually brings about a significant reduction in pain and an improvement in strength and function even within one session.

If you have arthritis, or other muscular weakness, you can call the Healus Neuro Rehab Center clinic today to arrange a FREE ½ hour NeuroMuscular Assessment, to find out which of your muscles are not providing you with full support and why….Why wait?  You have nothing to lose and much to learn…!

From Suki Munsell…

“Russell and I recently resumed evening walks and love the benefits. We suggested to Simone and Thorsten Kopitzki, students and Harbor Point neighbors, that they try it.  ‘Walking every night is a good way to balance my stressful office work,’ Simone said. ‘I’ve improved my balance and my fitness. I’m less short on breath than I was before. Being overweight, walking is not stressful on my body, and I’ve lost weight.’

“Boosting your metabolism is one of the many benefits of walking after dinner.Gastric emptying of the meal is accelerated leading to better digestion and better sleep. Even a 15-minute walk lowers blood levels of fat and enhances blood circulation. Blood sugar, which can spike after a meal, gets used up through activity. Bowels move better helping you eliminate more frequently and regularly. Plan the length of your walk accordingly!

“Walking morning, noon or night yields great resultsAdding a second exercise session in the evening, especially Dynamic Walking, rebalances your bodymind and erases stress from he day. Add 3 minutes of barre stretches when you return, the best dessert for a good night’s sleep.

“Early evening is a magical time to walk. Follow the sun as it dips over the horizon. Watch the clouds shimmer in luminous light. Listen to the hush spread as it mutes the day. . Smell the night blooming planets call their insect lovers. Watch the stars and planets wink on and the silvery moon gain in brilliance. Walking in the evening is like a meditation, a time for peace and contentment.

“The hardest part of the evening walking is getting off the cozy couch or turning off the TV or computer (whose blue light decreases the melatonin production you need for falling asleep). Set your intention and prepare. A partner or a dog helps (even a neighbors’s dog), and so does reminding yourself how much better you will feel and sleep. So Just Do It – give yourself the luxury of winding down, of intimate time, alone or with another, and with nature. Wait to walk at least 45 minutes after dinner. Then drink some water, dress for comfort, be safe, and delight in the night.”

LIFELONG LEGS

A 2-hour introductory training to Dynamic Walking
led by Dr. Suki and Russell Munsell, dedicated teachers
who bring 90 years of combined experience to their work with you.

“Dynamic Walking is the ambulatory equivalent of flossing.”
Learn to refine your gait, improve balance and walk with effortless ease.

Don’t miss your chance to grow Lifelong Legs!

Saturday, September 30th, 1-3 pm
Healus Neuro Rehab Center
655 Redwood Hwy Ste 225
Mill Valley, California

 $50

 

Want an easy and effective solution for back pain that you can do at home? Try Tuballz, a handy tool that will help you reprogram your hips and lower back.

Getting out of pain demands a new level of functionality, not just loosening up. Tuballz will help you do that…

The Common Story of Back Pain
Weakness in the back muscles causes the hips to tighten up to support upper body activities. Tight hips can cause sciatic pain and a twisted pelvis and knee pain, even shoulder pain. Dysfunctional back muscles cause hip, knee, ankle, foot, and even shoulder pain.

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t working right. Muscles that are too tight are achey and painful. Muscles that are weak are sore, another kind of painful. Joints that don’t move correctly are painful. Correcting the motor patterns governing coordinated movement causes pain to diminish or disappear.

Exercise and conditioning alone will not strengthen a muscle that is inhibited or weak. Inhibited muscles do not receive neurological messages when they are sent. Exercising them develops good compensation patterns. It will help but not correct the problem.

“We keep Tuballz on our bedside table to use to loosen up before getting out of bed.  We had to buy 2 because we both use them – and travel with them.” – Dr. Suki and Russell Munsell

Ready to start? You can purchase Tuballz on our website, which includes a comprehensive how-to video you can use in the comfort of your home!

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming® and the use of Tuballz will correct the movement coordination dysfunctions causing most low back and hip pain. Take your BodyWork knowledge to the next level and learn with Jocelyn Olivier in her upcoming NMR Module 1 classes starting this September in Mill Valley, Dallas TX, and East Brunswick NJ. Information on each class can be found here.

The Healus Neuro Rehab Center, located in Mill Valley, CA, is dedicated to working with you on your body’s neuromuscular and neurological dysfunctions. Not quite sure if our clinic is right for you? Come on in for a FREE 1/2 hour NeuroMuscular Assessment with director Jocelyn Olivier, CMT MBW. To schedule an appointment, fill out our intake form (healus.com/intake-form) or give us a call at (415) 388 9945