Class Descriptions for PNMT for the Low Back and PNMT for the Thoracic Spine

Information about PNMT  

About PNMT


Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) is the creation of Douglas Nelson, a licensed Massage Therapist who has been in practice since 1977. What makes PNMT special is the way it approaches soft-tissue therapy. More than a technique or modality, PNMT is really a way of thinking, applying clinical reasoning in soft-tissue therapy.

Three broad principles apply to PNMT:

* PNMT is deductive. For every symptom a client may present, there are multiple possible causes. How can you get to the most likely source as efficiently as possible? That is what we concentrate on.
* PNMT is science based, not philosophically based. We have conducted many clinical research studies relevant to the work and are always combing the literature to find more. 
* PNMT is client based. Since the causes for every symptom can be different, each client should get a session created exactly for them, rather than a routine or recipe. There is no shoulder routine, low back routine, or set of specific tests you do for every person who walks in your door (one size fits nobody). Yes, it is harder to learn at first, but most therapists have had enough of routines that just don't work (plus, they are boring to client and therapist alike). 


All of our instructors are accomplished therapists and not just teachers who talk about what they've read or heard someone else say. They've all made it in this industry and know what it takes to succeed. We insist that our instructors are the best trained and the most dedicated in the profession to providing exceptional educational experiences to our students. Our mission and purpose to better help you help more people and in so doing, improve your business, income and job satisfaction. 


In PNMT, our mission is to help you make efficient and effective decisions in the course of your treatments. Stellar results are the product of treating the right muscle, for the right reason, at the right time, and in the right frequency. In PNMT, we don't just teach you how, we teach you why.

​Low Back (8 hours of NCBTMB approved continuing education)

In the PNMT for the Low Back seminar, you will learn how to efficiently evaluate and treat people with various types of back pain involving the lumbar area. In order to accomplish this, you will learn to clearly identify the anatomical landmarks necessary for great palpation, identify and address the correct soft tissue structures that affect the stated pain pattern, and review how these soft tissue restrictions are tied to movement and everyday complaints. View a video introduction to this seminar

Thoracic Spine (8 hours of NCBTMB approved continuing education)

The thoracic spine may very well be the unsung hero of the human body. While the low back and neck get all the attention and treatment, the thoracic spine plays an enormous role in the health of both. Lack of mobility in the thoracic spine typically goes unnoticed. Unfortunately, when the thoracic spine has restricted movement, the low back often tries to make up the difference. This quite often leads to pain in the low back. Treatment on the low back will ultimately fail, since the low back is doing too much, since the thoracic spine is doing too little. There are many possible causes of pain in the thoracic area, many of them respond very well to precise manual treatment. The difference between success and failure is quite often the skill level of the therapist. Our goal is to help you attain the skill level needed to effectively problem solve your way through commonly presented pain syndromes of the mid-back. View a video introduction to this seminar