What is Neuromuscular Re-Education?
Neuromuscular re-education is a therapeutic technique that is similar to balance training and can also be used to improve balance, strength, coordination, posture, kinesthetic sense and restore normal soft tissue tone and elasticity. Treatment may include balance exercises on a BOSU dome or AIREX balance pad while performing multi-directional tasks in a frontal, sagittal and transverse plane, thus challenging and strengthening fine and gross muscles to improve with core control, kinesthetic (positional) awareness and improve balance and stability. Tandem exercises along with a postural challenge may be utilized to evaluate muscle control and stability. The patient is allowed time to find the correct position of joints and to identify the direction of movement completed by the extremities. People of all ages can benefit from this type of exercise training regardless of past medical history or level of function.