We address individual muscle imbalances and dysfunction that interrupt movement patterns and impact daily life.
With Neuromuscular Release Therapy (NRT), we retrain the brain to stop sending certain signals to the muscles that cause tension and pain.
Our clients achieve an immediate 50-80% reduction in pain on average after just one session at Mojo Physio, with sustainable recovery after 4-6 sessions.
When the brain senses pain, it immediately starts to protect the painful area by compensating and altering normal movements. Within 3-4 weeks, a new neural pathway is created and that protective pattern becomes permanent. Over the course of years and hundreds of neural “detours” later, your body is left with a long list of neuromuscular deficiencies – and you’re now in the chronic pain cycle.
All of this neural energy will work its way into your jaw, causing the all too familiar tension that becomes a debilitating mess of stress, pain, and depression or anxiety. This is the reality TMJD sufferers live with. To put it simply, we correct the head-to-toe imbalances that cause the chronic tension in the first place. By replacing the neural balance throughout the body and calming the CNS, TMJD, migraines, and chronic pain can be cured, FOREVER.
Many TMJ sufferers have sought out help from their dentist once they’ve exhausted all options. Often, treatments like appliances, injections, and even surgery are recommended.
The problem is, TMJ stems from muscular issues, and treating the root cause is the first step in long-term, effective pain relief. Just ask our hundreds of clients.
Chronic headaches and pain are life-altering, severely impacting your level of activity and psychological well-being. Treatments like strong pain killers and muscle relaxers, surgery, and injections are just bandaids for an underlying problem that never gets resolved.
With NRT, we help our clients get to the root cause of their pain, and provide long-lasting pain relief without harmful solutions.
With a 98% success rate, Paul & Gina Ruth, the founders of Mojo Physio, take pride in the tens of thousands of clients they’ve helped since the clinic’s conception in 1995.
With Paul as the lead NRT therapist, he’s accomplished a lot over his career, excelling in roles such as Director of Neuromuscular Therapy at the Center for Human Performance and the Director of Soft Tissue Pain at the Arizona Head, Neck, and Facial Pain Clinic. He’s been a featured presenter for organizations like Arizona Fibromyalgia Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Gina is the backbone of Mojo Physio as the Client Care & Operations director, a role that has been integral in the clinic’s success and client satisfaction. Her unmatched business acumen and ability to make clients feel cared for is at the core of Mojo’s success.
In order to change years of neuromuscular imbalance and protective patterning, consistency is the single most important factor at first. We insist our clients receive a minimum of at least one (60-minute) NRT session per week for the first 4 weeks. If scheduling and time allow, we will schedule two NRT sessions per week for even faster results. This means you can be pain-free in less than half a work day. What is that worth to you?
You injured yourself years ago but you still hurt & 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 you’ve healed then why do you 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 of nearly ALL prolonged chronic pain comes from simple muscle imbalance.
What sets NRT apart from all other pain treatment and muscle modalities is its basis upon natural body function and the recognition of the brain's 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), and ignores related imbalance or functional issues, will provide 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 they walk.
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.
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.
Most individuals achieve a 50-80% reduction in pain following their first treatment session. Typically, four to six treatments are all that's necessary to retrain the brain, eliminate protective patterning, and achieve full functional balance.
At Mojo Physio, the typical number of treatments to fix a client’s chronic pain averages around 4 sessions. More difficult cases can require a few more sessions, but over our 25-year history, 4 sessions seem to be the sweet spot to get someone completely pain-free. 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.
NRT can and does replace many traditional treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, or pain management programs — but it can also be used in conjunction with these treatments for even faster results.
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.
Hurt? No. Do you feel it? Yes. In the 25 years we’ve been doing NRT we have never had anyone say, “STOP, give me a break, I can’t handle this”. You will know that you are getting worked on, but you will not have to endure pain.
All we ask you to bring with you is a little HOPE, an open mind, and a great attitude. We’ll take it from there. For your treatment, just wear something loose and comfortable like workout attire. We do ask that you try and avoid wearing tight-fitting things like jeans. Yoga pants are fine!