Neuromuscular reprogramming or NMR, is based on the principles of educational kinesiology. The idea behind neuromuscular reprogramming involves the recognition that tissue and muscle are not the only body parts affected by injury or trauma. The theory states that neurological patterns in the brain are also affected, which may promote continued pain signaling to nerves. However, with this modality the brain’s motor control center can learn and adopt new patterns.
Muscle testing is important because it involves active participation on the part of the patient to use the body’s ability to correct itself. Testing and retesting eventually lead to patterns that compensate for injury and accept new programming. They serve as a biofeedback device to bring the body into sharp focus, revealing how the interrelated parts move and feel coordinated with each other. Retesting them anchors the new use pattern and causes a rewriting of the programs which are then stored in the motor coordination center in the cerebellum. These new programs become your body’s automatic response.