Video Course: Precision Neuromuscular Therapy 2: Low Back and Thoracic Spine

Douglas Nelson

Douglas Nelson of NMT Midwest shows how to efficiently evaluate and address people with various types of back pain involving the lumbar and thoracic area in this second part of the Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) series. Nelson emphasizes problem-solving skills and clinical reasoning as he reviews how soft tissue restrictions are tied to movement and everyday complaints.

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Douglas Nelson

Douglas Nelson began his career in massage therapy in 1977 and maintains a very active clinical practice. His particular interest has been the role of soft tissue in performance, serving as a neuromuscular consultant to teams in the NBA and NFL, in addition to dance companies and high level musicians. He is president of BodyWork Associates, a massage therapy clinic in Champaign, Illinois, and his teaching institute-NMT MidWest, Inc.-provides about 100 trainings annually in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy. Doug is a guest lecturer at the University of Illinois Medical School, the Department of Family Medicine, and the Dance Department. Doug is a columnist for Massage & Bodywork magazine, and author of Table Lessons: Insights in the Practice of Massage Therapy and The Mystery of Pain. Awarded the 2013 Massage Therapy Educator of the Year, Doug also serves on the Massage Therapy Foundation board. Visit his website at

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