One question we hear a lot from prospective clients is "How is Neuro Therapy different?" When we get this question, we often give a lot of complex technical differences between Neuro Therapy and things you might have tried in the past. However, we've come to find the technical differences aren't always what our clients are concerned about. They're more concerned about other things (like whether it can help to solve their problem or not).
So, in this article, I've decided to flip the script, and ask clients AFTER they've worked with Premier Neuro Therapy how they think it's different than anything they had tried in the past.
Using their responses, I broke it down into the 5 main themes they described between Neuro Therapy and other methods. I've also included a few direct quotes from former clients, so you can see their exact words.
“Evan, I’ve tried everything – PT, Chiro, acupuncture, dry needling. Nothing is working for me. The doctor tells me this knee pain is something I just have to live with until I’m old enough to have the knee replaced. The only relief I’ll find from the knee pain is through painkillers. I just feel like my body is too young to be breaking down like this. Can Neuro Therapy help me?”
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This is a question I received from a 42 year old woman several months ago regarding her chronic knee pain. I’ve heard similar versions over the years from men and women who have basically been told to ‘give up’ the fight against knee pain. “It’s just something you’ll have to live with,” the doctor tells them.
What kind of prognosis is that for a 42 year old person (who’s been active their entire life) to hear? I have to live with it? Live without working out? Live without playing sports? Live without being able to demonstrate the importance of exercise to my kids? Live life dreading simple actions like climbing the stairs or walking in heels? I don’t think so.
Read more about some of the activities our clients have gotten back to AFTER knee pain
The good news is – you don’t have to live life that way. And you don’t need to rely on painkillers. And you don’t need surgery. Neuro Therapy is a little different than other things you might have tried in the past.
Through Neuro Therapy, we are able to identify and target the exact muscles that are causing your knee pain. Over time, the brain can develop ‘bad habits’ and start using muscles improperly. When muscles don’t do their job properly, other parts of the body must pick up the slack and do more work than they were designed to do (tendons, ligaments, joints, your knees, etc.). When our knees start doing more work than they were designed for, the result is knee pain.
So what muscles are causing your knee pain? The thing is – different muscles may be causing knee pain for different people. In person A, we may find the brain has learned to use the calf and hamstring improperly. In person B, we could find issues in the hip and quad that are leading to knee pain. Your knee pain requires an individualized approach. And that is the difference that Neuro Therapy offers.
Neuro Therapy finds the exact muscles that are causing YOUR knee pain. We aren’t working from a book (like some PTs) that tells us what causes knee pain for most people. Because you may not be most people - your knee pain deserves an approach tailored to your body.
Once we find those muscles, our job is to convince the brain to start using them properly again. I wish I could say it’s as easy as flipping the light switch. But it isn’t – it takes a lot of hard, intense work over a few weeks. We refuse to coddle people with light weight and in-home exercises. We will push you to work at high intensities knowing that the reward is much greater than any temporary discomfort. Luckily, I know the people who read this blog are the kind of people who will put that work in if it means getting back to an active lifestyle.
If you are willing to put in the work, Neuro Therapy can help reduce your knee pain and get you back to doing the things you love.
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We offer a few free knee pain discovery sessions each week, so be sure to ask if we have any available in the upcoming weeks. A discovery session includes a movement assessment, body screening, and introduction to the therapy. You will leave the discovery session knowing what muscles are causing your knee pain and with reduced pain. To learn more about the discovery session, check out our post here-
Learn how a discovery session can help you learn the cause of your knee pain
If you haven't already, download our free guide by clicking the link below. It's perfect for anyone who has been forced to reduce activity levels due to knee pain.
7 Tips to Get You Working Out (again)...even if knee pain has been bothering you for months (pictured below).
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I spend a lot of time talking about muscles and whether or not they are doing their jobs "properly." When muscles don't do their jobs properly, the result is often pain in other parts of the body. That can be a difficult concept to grasp, so I've come up with a metaphor that may help to make a little more sense of it all.
The Work Environment
Let's think about your work environment for a second.
We've all got that one guy or girl that doesn't exactly hold up their end of the bargain.
When the deadline for the big project is coming up, he or she is holding everything else back. You have a decision to make: either let the project crash and burn or do what you can to pick up the slack for that person and get the project completed on time.
It's likely you choose to pick up the slack for that person, but that adds a new stress to your life. You aren't only responsible for your own work, but someone else's. It's likely that this stress could lead to a strained work environment down the road.
In order to fix this strained work environment, the person either needs to start doing their job properly or the boss needs to find someone else who can.
Your body is very similar. For a variety of reasons, the brain sometimes "turns off" muscles. These muscles become "that guy or girl" that doesn't do their job at work.
Other parts of the body (tendons, ligaments, cartilage, joints, other muscles) are forced to pick up the slack (like you) in order to get the job done. Over time, these parts of the body ware down, leading to injuries and chronic pain.
In therapy, our job is to identify those muscles that aren't doing their job properly and convince them to start working again. When this happens, injuries and chronic pain start to heal quickly.
Hopefully, this metaphor helps you to make more sense of what we're looking for in the Neuro Therapy process.
Have a better metaphor? Tell us about it in the comments below.
To learn more more about the muscles that are not doing their job properly in your body, ask us about booking a discovery session. You can learn more about how a discovery session helps you get to the bottom of your aches and pains here-
Learn more about discovery sessions
We offer a few free sessions each week, so shoot us a message on Facebook (link below) to see what we have available.
or call us at 904-479-0277
I know what you're thinking. "What in the world is a discovery session?" A discovery session is something that we created because we know Neuro Therapy is probably a foreign term to you. You've heard of Physical Therapy. You've heard of a chiropractor. You've heard of massage and maybe even something like dry needling, but never Neuro Therapy. Simply put, we want you to be able to 'discover' Neuro Therapy - 100% risk free.
Each week, we offer a few free discovery sessions for people to come in and learn more about our therapy. It gives you a chance to gather more information and see if it's a good fit for you, and it also gives us a chance to see if we think we can help you.
The discovery session consists of 3 components:
1. Movement Assessment
2. Body Screening
3. Introduction to Therapy
You can expect to leave the discovery session knowing what muscles are causing your knee pain and with significantly reduced pain levels in the knee. A description of each part of the discovery session is given below.
1. Movement Assessment
We will take you through a series of movements to gather more information about your knee pain. What movements in your daily life bother you the most? What activities are you restricted from because of your knee pain? What pain levels are you feeling in those movements? We will monitor these movements looking for any abnormal movement patterns that could be contributing to your knee pain.
2. Body Screening (Find out what muscles are causing your knee pain)
We scan your body with an electrical signal to identify muscles that are not functioning properly. When muscles in the body don't do their jobs properly, joints (in your case, the knees) are forced to pick up the slack. Over time, the joints have to do more and more work, resulting in pain. You'll find out the exact muscles that are causing your knee pain and what we can do about it.
3. Introduction to Therapy
We want you to be confident that Neuro Therapy can reduce your knee pain, so we'll also take you through therapy during the discovery session. Once we find the muscles causing your knee pain, the goal of therapy is to convince the brain to start using those muscles properly again. In order to do so, we take you through exercises while forcing those muscles to work with an electrical signal. When those muscles start doing their jobs again, your knee pain is reduced significantly.
Hopefully, I was able to give you a little more insight into what you can expect if you come in for a discovery session.
As I mentioned earlier, we only give a few free discovery sessions away each week, so be sure to reach out and see if we have any available in the weeks to come.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot us a message on Facebook by clicking the link below-
or call us at 904-479-0277
Looking forward to hearing from you!
About the Author
Evan Lewis is a nationwide leader in Neuro Therapy and founded the Baltimore area's only specialist Neuro Therapy facility.
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