What is Neuromuscular Re-Education?

When you have a neurological problem or issue with muscle function that won’t budge with conventional therapy, it can be distressing as you don’t know if or when you’ll be back to your old self. For this reason, Health Box Clinic receives a growing number of patients searching for neuromuscular re-education in Chicago, IL. 

Neuromuscular Re-education is a wider term that includes techniques to re-educate or retrain the Neuromuscular system to function properly. Therapy for Neuromuscular Re-education is a proven way to retrain our brain and body to use proper posture and healthful biomechanics. Our professional specialists at Health Box Clinic in Glenview, IL use this technique to restore normal movements of limbs.

The goals of Integrated Neuromuscular Re-education (INMR) are to restore normal muscle tone and elasticity, relieve pain, improve strength, and optimize performance. Identification and treatment of abnormal neuromuscular tension, muscular restriction, faulty movement patterns, and painful trigger points are the focus of INMR.

INMR is a synthesis of active and passive approaches to facilitate positive changes in the structure and function of the myofascial and neuromuscular systems.

Our Neuromuscular specialists are dedicated to compassionate and comprehensive care, using the latest technology for diagnosis. We carefully gather patient histories, conduct in-depth physical examinations for initial functional testing of nerves and muscles.

When is Neuromuscular Re-Education Employed?

Neuromuscular re-education is beneficial for a range of neurological and chronic musculoskeletal problems, including: 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Recovery from joint replacement surgery
  • Post-stroke recovery 
  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Dystonia 
  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Nerve damage after surgery 
  • Chronic pain conditions 

Some of these conditions involve damage to the nervous system or muscles. Others may “teach” your body to adopt incorrect movement patterns in response to chronic pain. 

Benefits of Neuromuscular Re-Education 

Neuromuscular re-education exercises have a deep, broad range of benefits. It can improve balance, strength, coordination, movement, and awareness of where your body is in space. The combination of manual techniques, where your therapist will move affected areas to instil patterns of correct movement, and therapeutic exercise restores healthy habits over time. 

The main goal of neuromuscular re-education for stroke, peripheral nerve damage, and other conditions is to rebuild normal, controlled movements. You can enjoy more confidence when moving, stability, strength and flexibility, and less stress. As conscious, controlled movement returns to being second nature, you won’t have to think so much about how you’re moving.  Without the need to watch every step or feel as though you’re threading a needle when you’re just buttering toast, life is much easier and more pleasurable. 

Do I Need Neuromuscular Re-Education?

If you’ve been searching for “neuromuscular re-education near me,” it’s likely that your current treatment plan isn’t working for you as an individual. 

Neuromuscular re-education isn’t just for bad habits caused by lack of exercise, or a few knots in your muscles. It’s indicated for people with chronic issues that compromise their independence and everyday functioning. If neurological illness or injury has left you with lingering impairment, such as trouble walking or standing up from the ground, you may be an ideal candidate. It may also benefit you if you still struggle with incorrect, limiting movement patterns after an injury has resolved. However, you will need an in-person consultation with Dr. Lev Kipnis to determine whether you are a good candidate. 

Neuromuscular Re-Education at Health Box Clinic 

At Health Box Clinic, Dr. Lev Kipnis, D.N. Ph. D.  and Dr. Olga Arbitman, D.N.  bring decades of experience to your neuromuscular re-education program. With this and many other adjunctive therapies available, you can find the right treatment plan for your unique needs, and the best results possible. 

Call Health Box Clinic at 847-724-1777 today for more information on neuromuscular disease symptoms and treatment or schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

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