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Blogs and Articles — Niel Asher Technique

Trigger Point Therapy - Congratulations to Brian Hortz

Posted by Judith Winer on

    NAT is fast becoming a common language amongst therapists, with its simple approach to integrating trigger points at every level of manual therapy With over 40,000 therapists in 18 countries using NAT techniques, we are delighted to congratulate Dr. Brian Hortz on his NAT Level 3 Certification this summer. NAT courses are designed for manual practitioners who wish to incorporate the latest evidence based trigger point techniques, as presented by some of the worlds most experienced trigger point therapists. About Dr. Brian Holtz Dr. Brian Hortz has been a part of the athletic training staff at Denison University since...

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NAT - Frozen Shoulder Case History

Posted by Simeon Niel Asher on

  Thanks to Dr. Bates and NAT, I got my life back... Traditional approaches to the frozen shoulder either address the inflammation (steroid tablets, steroid injections and hydrodilatation) or the stiffness (physical therapy, exercise therapy and surgical manipulation). Some therapists will attempt to improve the range of motion by forcing the shoulder through the blockage; this in our opinion can make the condition considerably worse. How does NAT work?NAT works differently. We keep the arm still whilst we apply a sequence of pressure points to specific tissues. The treatment can still be painful, especially in the early freezing phase, but it...

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NAT Trigger Point Workshop - Treating The Complex Shoulder

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

    Treating trigger points in the shoulders of asymptomatic athletes can increase shoulder efficiency (performance) and help prevent injury This NAT trigger point workshop was held for the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRAT), the governing body for graduate level sports rehabilitation and training in the UK.   This video is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not...

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Treating the Frozen Shoulder - RRE Method

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

The Reynolds Rehabilitation (RRE) approach to treating frozen shoulder has  evolved over several years and has primarily been influenced by the pioneering work of Simeon Niel-Asher. Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is an inflammatory condition of the glenohumeral (ball and socket) joint that is characterized by varying degrees of stiffness and pain. Adhesive capsulitis is somewhat of misnomer as many cases of frozen shoulder can be attributed to myofascial trigger points in muscles around the shoulder complex rather than to the glenohumeral capsule itself (Travell and Simons, 1983). Much controversy exists regarding the diagnosis and treatment of frozen shoulder and...

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