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Education, Training and Seminars

Paul Ruth is driven by passion for what he does, and dedicates much of his time to spreading the word about chronic pain and NRT. Through his educational seminars, people become empowered to take pain into their own hands, deal with it effectively and keep it away for good.

Our seminars arm people with an entirely new outlook and understanding of their pain. This is the key to true pain management – cutting through the myths and misunderstandings to uncover the truth behind what causes and cures chronic pain.

For a full list of speaking engagements, contact us today at (480) 922-4499.

NRT is an art form that is delicate and very technical. If you’re a healthcare professional who wants to become certified in Neuromuscular Release Therapy (CNRT), don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about our NRT certification program. Set yourself apart from all other therapists through NRT, and give your clients the gift you’ve always wanted to give them: an end to their pain.

Pain FAQs:

How often to do I have to come to get treatment?

In order to change years of muscle imbalance and protective patterning, consistency is the single most important factor at first. We insist our clients receive a minimum of two NRT treatments per week for the first 3 to 4 weeks. This equates to an average of only 6 to 8 total NRT treatments to get you pain-free. What is that worth to you? Take a look at our treatment packages and pricing here!

 

What is the true source of chronic pain?

You injured yourself years ago but you still hurt, you still suffer. Most people think that the initial injury is “why” they still suffer. The reality is that you healed from that initial injury within a few weeks or months after you got it. So If I’ve healed then why do I still hurt? The answer is very simple, but very few professionals look at the body the way we do. You’re simply “stuck” in all of the muscular compensation (protective) patterns that allowed you to heal in the first place. This incredibly basic and logical phenomenon is what makes relief from chronic pain so evasive. We understand that the SOURCE to nearly ALL prolonged chronic pain comes from simple muscle imbalance.

 

How do muscle imbalances happen?

Imbalances happen as a result of everyday life. Everyday activities like sitting, standing, driving you car, running/walking, what you eat, how you workout, all of these routine tasks have a major effect (both positive and negative) on imbalance. When we get injured these routine tasks become harder to perform because we now experience pain and must compensate. Compensation (imbalance) is actually great because it’s what literally allows you to live in pain and remain functional. However, over time this compensation becomes the very reason you cannot seem to find help. This is where we come in.

How is NRT different from other treatment?

What sets NRT apart from all other pain treatment and muscle modalities is its basis upon natural body function and the recognition of the brains involvement during the treatment and recovery process. In other words, it is the brain’s job to allow healing to take place, but it is also the brain’s job to provide protection to injured areas. Oftentimes, this brain based process of protecting an injured area results in other muscle or soft tissue imbalances throughout the body. A therapist, who recognizes and only treats the primary injury (or site of pain), ignoring related imbalance or functional issues, will provide only partial or short-term relief for the client. For example, chronic pain of the Achilles tendon in the right ankle will cause an individual to shift their weight or favor the right side resulting in an asymmetric abnormality of the way you walk (replaced gait).

Untreated over time, this protective neurological response will wreak havoc on the body by creating one or more additional functional imbalances or soft tissue problems.

 

What should I expect during NRT treatment?

During NRT treatments, areas within the body’s muscular system stuck in a protective (reflex) spasm are identified and ultimately released. Muscles stuck in a protective spasm cannot function normally. These spasms create prolonged chronic pain, and they also prohibit optimal performance creating issues in routine body function.

During NRT treatment the therapist seeks out the neurological (brain) response within the body through palpation (touch). The body’s neurological or brain-led response to palpation leads the NRT therapist to the unhealthy muscle or soft tissue areas. Based on the reaction to palpation, the therapist determines how much work is needed. The use of NRT manual therapy techniques, coupled with the understanding of how the systems of the body work together, eliminates the guesswork that often plagues many practitioners.

During the initial one-hour treatment, the NRT therapist performs a full body palpation (body map) exam to identify very specific areas within the body where protective spasms exist. Once the body map is complete the hands-on release process begins. In subsequent one-hour sessions, the therapist uses specific soft tissue techniques to facilitate release from spasm and subsequently eliminate the brain’s natural neurological response to protect the area. The body is restored to natural function once all imbalances have been identified and released. Because every individual is unique, the treatment plan or length of treatment varies. Many clients report complete pain relief after just one session. Most individuals achieve a 50-80% reduction in pain following their first treatment session. Typically, eight to ten treatment sessions conducted every 48 to 72 hours are necessary to retrain the brain, eliminate protective patterning, and achieve full functional balance.

 

Is NRT expensive compared to other pain clinics or doctors?

At Mojo Physio, the number of visits needed to fix a client’s chronic pain averages anywhere between 6 to 10 treatments. This means that for an average of less than $1,000 out of pocket, we resolve your chronic pain and get you back to living a healthy and active lifestyle.

A typical pain treatment clinic or doctor of any other sort will consist of nerve blocks, surgeries, nerve ablations, epidurals, physical therapy, or pain medication and narcotics. Although most of these standard treatments are covered by insurance, you’ll end up paying more out of pocket over a lifetime of treatments than you will at Mojo Physio. This is because the standard treatments covered by insurance companies don’t last, don’t address or fix the true source of your pain and force you to keep coming back for the rest of your life.

Therefore, over the course of treatment, Mojo Physio is less expensive compared to other pain clinics, doctors or treatment centers.

Is it true that your pelvis can cause TMJ/TMD issues and even chronic headaches?

Our jaw joints mirror the same position as our pelvis at all times. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. If your pelvis is tipped or tilted (which most people’s are) the jaw sits in an identical tilted position. Because TMJ/TMD and chronic headaches are (often) the result of jaw imbalance, if you don’t release and stabilize your pelvis as part of your treatment, your symptoms will likely continue reoccurring. And did you know:  “Whiplash” will result in TMJ/TMD and headache symptoms nearly 100% of the time.

Physio is less expensive compared to other pain clinics, doctors or treatment centers.

 

What are the symptoms of TMJ/TMD?

  • Headaches, migraines or facial pain
  • Sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Limited jaw movement or locking jaw
  • Numbness in the fingers and arms
  • Clicking or pain in the jaw joints
  • Clenching/bruxing
  • Tender, sensitive or cracked teeth
  • A limited opening or inability to open the mouth comfortably
  • Deviation of the jaw to one side
  • Pain in the muscles surrounding the temporomandibular joints

Swelling on the side of the face and/or mouth

 

Will NRT cure my pain?

Of course, no method on Earth is guaranteed to work on every single body – each person and their pain is unique. Not as unique as we’d like to think, but unique enough that sometimes (very rarely) pain originates from something that we cannot manage through NRT. NRT is not a cure-all for each and every soft tissue condition, but it does work for more than 95% of our clients.

What if I see other places or doctors for my pain?

NRT can and does replace many traditional treatments – such as physical therapy, chiropractic services or pain management programs – but it can also be used in conjunction with these treatments for even faster results.

 

Why don’t you take health insurance coverage?

Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t recognize most of the treatments and clinics that actually work for people. We do provide you with a receipt that has the proper CPT codes for our procedures so you can submit a claim to your insurance company.

 

Will NRT potentially cause more pain or damage?

The beauty and comfort in receiving NRT treatments is that we take complete direction from your brain throughout the entire process. Have you ever had a massage that was just way too painful? The second you cringe or flinch, your brain’s natural protective reflex kicks in and tightens up the muscles getting crushed. This is the absolute opposite of what we do. Damage and injury CAN occur when the therapist ignores this brain response. We not only feel the brain’s response to our touch, we listen to it and let it guide us. Therefore, NRT will not cause further damage or intensify your pain.

 

Does NRT hurt?

Hurt? No. Do you feel it? Yes. In the 20 years we’ve been doing NRT we have never had anyone say, “STOP, give me a break, I can’t handle this, or just let me catch my breath”. You will know that you are getting worked on, but you will not have to endure pain.