Neuromuscular activation is a form of brain rehabilitation that includes a variety of techniques focused on retraining motor control and muscle coordination.
Complex Movement Exercises
Neuromuscular activation aims to re-map accuracy in motor regions of the brain. Therapies are purposefully performed at specific locations which either activate a brain structure that is deficient or dampen excitation to a structure that is over-activated. These therapies may include copying movements, mirror therapy, uni-plainer motion, eye-hand coordination, tracing complex images, or multi-planer complex movements. While these may seem like trivial movements to some, but when carried out in a very precise and accurate manner they are in fact very powerful forms of rehabilitation. Each particular movement pattern or therapy targets specifics brain structures.
Treatment consists of a multi-modal program of neurological exercises & may also include some of the following examples:
- Standing Vibration Platform
- Repetitive Peripheral Somatosensory Stimulation (electrical stim)
- Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation: a form of stretching that combines both passive motion, in conjunction with isometric muscle contraction on behalf of the patient
- Balance Exercise
- Eye-Head Vestibular Motion Therapy