When I started training for my first race, I became fast friends with my foam roller. At the time, I didn’t know any better, so I rolled, jammed lacrosse balls into tight knots and hoped for the best. I chalked it up to the toughness required of the sport. Despite my dutiful rolling, the same aches and pains returned. When something is tight, it’s our natural instinct to rub it until it feels better. But what if there’s a better way?
Neuromuscular reprogramming is a way of testing for and then rebalancing or reprogramming movement and coordination patterns that are causing pain or dysfunction in the body.
This is similar to a computer’s operating system and the software it runs. When your computer slows down or hangs up, clearing the cache or defragging the system often helps to fix the problem and keeps the computer running efficiently. The body operates in a similar way.
We use muscle testing to uncover the problem (essentially what’s slowing down your system). When combined with massage therapy, the body is able to learn a better, more efficient way to move that doesn’t cause pain or a limited range of motion. This reprogramming gets the system up and running optimally once again.