Niel-Asher Technique

What is Niel-Asher Technique ®?

The Niel-Asher Technique® (NAT) involves direct sustained pressure on tissues in a specific sequence. This produces relaxation in the contracted tissues and also has the benefit of reducing pain through the suppression of pain signals.

 

Conditions treated by NAT

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  • Glenohumeral osteoarthritis
  • Acromioclavicular osteoarthritis
  • Sub acromial impingement
  • Adhesive Bursitis
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Triceps tendonitis

 

How does Niel-Asher Technique Work?

Conditions such as frozen shoulder involve chronic inflammation. One aim of NAT is to stimulate a localised acute inflammatory reaction which kick starts the body’s own self-healing mechanisms thereby breaking the cycle of chronic inflammation. The sequencing of the technique encourages neuromuscular re-education causing a new pathway to be laid down in the brain leading to the healing of injury, reduced muscle spasm and an increase in strength and power. These improvements are usually obvious to the patient and occur with each treatment session.

 

References

S. Niel-Asher. NAT and Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Part 1 of 4.  Frozenshoulder.com

S. Niel-Asher. NAT and Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Part 2 of 4. Frozenshoulder.com

S. Niel-Asher. NAT and Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Part 3 of 4. Frozenshoulder.com

S. Niel-Asher. NAT and Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Part 4 of 4. Frozenshoulder.com