New to us? Discover why PNMT might be a fit for your practice.
Why Precision Neuromuscular Therapy?
Are you a therapist who loves to problem-solve? Do many of your clients present with difficult musculoskeletal issues? If so, it is very likely that you will deeply resonate with PNMT, as that describes our practices as well. We don't promise easy answers to complex questions, but what we can promise is that you will walk away from our trainings with new perspectives, techniques, and confidence in your abilities.
Here are five reasons for you to consider investing in our hands-on seminars.
Anchored in Clinical Experience
First and foremost, PNMT comes out of years of clinical application. All the instructors are busy and experienced clinicians who spend their days seeing people in pain. If you want to learn a craft, study with someone who is successfully doing the work. This is central to who we are: we share our vast clinical experience with you in real-life applications. There are no quick-fix one-size-fits-all techniques, just rock-solid approaches to conditions you will likely see in your practice.
Our average class size is about 14-16 participants. We prefer smaller classes so that each therapist gets ample instruction and direction at the table. As our name implies, the work is precise. That takes time with the instructor guiding you every step of the way. It also demands a lot of hands-on time. There is no substitute for guided hands-on practice. You need to understand the principles in your head, but the work you must know in your hands.
Fine Tuning Your Skills
Very much like tuning a fine instrument, often successful therapy is influenced by the slightest turn of the wrist or change in angle of direction. As with any skill, the longer you practice, the more you realize that little things matter. We are committed to helping you along the path to mastering these fine skills.
A central principle in PNMT is focus and specificity, not heavy pressure. Pressure is like volume with regard to communication; instead of raising your voice, say it differently. If you focus on the preciseness of your palpation, you will find yourself using far less pressure.
The Massage Experience
While it is true that other disciplines perform manual therapy, there is something inherently special about the massage experience, one of renewal and self-discovery. We want to preserve that experience while also doing work that is committed to getting results. We hope that clients have the feeling that our work is welcome and validating, on target with their goals and aspirations for the session. If it isn't a great experience, clients aren't going to return.
Reasoning, Not Recipes
Our goal is to help therapists achieve artistry and experience a deeply satisfying and creative practice. When you see a host of musculoskeletal issues, it will require creative approaches, as the needs of clients in pain vary greatly. Therefore, PNMT is defined by our creative problem-solving skills, not by adherence to a singular approach.
Structural approaches can be really helpful, when asymmetry is actually connected to the client's pain. That is by no means a given. Trigger point therapy can be a godsend, but trigger points aren't the answer to every muscular pain. The same is true with range of motion deficits, tissue abnormalities, and a host of other possible factors. The wisdom is in choosing the most appropriate approach and calibrating the most effective intensity, duration, and treatment frequency.
We are clinicians grounded in real-world practice, and we know there aren't easy answers to these questions., In the seminars, we will share the ways we problem-solve through the process to create the desired outcomes for our clients. Our goal is to give you the skills and confidence to create a wonderful, fulfilling, and successful practice.