Neuromuscular reeducation exercises can help you achieve a variety of goals, which include improving balance, coordination, posture and proprioception. Proprioception is your sense of the relative position of different body parts. Injuries, repetitive use, poor posture and unhealthy biomechanics can make your movement patterns become inefficient. The broad goal of neuromuscular reeducation exercises involves restoring a natural mind-body connection by coordinating your mental perception with physical behavior. Neuromuscular reeducation exercises aim to restore natural and energy-efficient movement patterns, optimize joint biomechanics and reduce pain that may result from neuromuscular deficiencies.
Neuromuscular reeducation exercises can relieve pinched or pressed nerves that cause pain. Elevated stress can also adversely affect your nervous and musculoskeletal system. Neuromuscular reeducation exercises are particularly important for improving postural distortions, which weaken supporting muscles and lead to faulty movement patterns that can intensify pain.
Neuromuscular reeducation exercises include a variety of functional strengthening, stretching, balancing and coordination activities. Our occupational therapy team uses these exercises which encourage patients to focus on joint positioning and movement. The key to many neuromuscular reeducation exercises is maintaining balance while performing specified movements.
Talk to your doctor today if you could benefit from occupational therapy or contact our Roswell office!