Neuromuscular re-education is used when normal movements need to be restored


Damage or injury to muscles and/or nerves can disrupt muscle movement patterns that are learned and stored in the memory. Neuromuscular re-education may be needed after trauma or certain medical or neurological conditions such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury or with any postural-related disorders or conditions affecting balance and/or proprioception (the ability of your joints to know where they are in space).


Manual techniques, such as proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), are among the strategies our skilled therapists at Physiocare use in helping patients through the process of neuromuscular re-education. Other components of this type of treatment may include:

  • Balance and core control activities, such as therapeutic ball exercises and Bosu exercises

  • Posturing

  • Stimulation reinforcing nerve signals for functional movements

The theory behind neuromuscular re-education is that by repeating appropriate muscle movements, nerve signals are retrained and the patterns of movement become automatic again.

You may be referred to Physiocare Physical Therapy by a doctor for neuromuscular re-education.

Because we are a direct access facility, you can also schedule a visit on your own. We begin neuromuscular re-education treatment with an assessment of your posture, balance, strength, and joint movement. A neuromuscular re-education program of action will be designed for you, to restore previous functioning.