Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) — Treatment Techniques
When using Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) to treat patients, many different types of techniques are used. The following is a partial list of treatment techniques and what they do.
- Myofascial Release: We use the IMT model of myofascial release, which is an indirect approach. This is the method for removing strains from fascial and other forms of connective tissue.
- Strain Counterstrain: This is the hallmark technique to reduce muscle spasm of voluntary muscle tissue.
- Advanced Strain Counterstrain: This is strain counterstrain for autonomically innervated muscular tissue, including arteries, veins, organs, lymph, and discs.
- Neural Tissue Tension Technique (NTT): NTT is used to reduce scar tissue and improve nerve function.
- Muscle Energy Technique: This is the hallmark technique used to realign biomechanics, from sacrum and pelvic through the cervical spine.
- Visceral Manipulation/Mobilization: By removing strains that are held in visceral tissue we are able to attain deeper and more lasting changes in the body.
- Cranial Therapy: Cranial therapy is an extremely important part of healing from concussions, traumatic brain injury, whiplash, and other spinal trauma.