“Neuromuscular therapy (NMT) is a physical (or manual) therapy specialising in the treatment of soft tissue pain and injury (including changes in sensation) it differs from medical exercise, which aims to provide graded physical activities with specific motor learning sequences to restore functional capacity and to reduce the risk of injury occurrence. NMT is innovative in that it combines the best selection of soft tissue treatment manipulation techniques developed by the last century pioneers in osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and trigger point therapy.

The Concise Book of Neuromuscular Therapy a Trigger Point Manual, John Sharkey (2008)