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The Dangers and Limitations of Poor Flexibility 

Tight, stiff muscles limit our normal range of movement.

A lack of flexibility (tight muscles) can be a key contributing factor to common muscle and joint pain.

A severe lack of flexibility can mean it is difficult to perform what should be ordinary daily functions such as bending down to pick something from the floor, or looking over our shoulder.

Simply put - tight and stiff muscles interfere with proper muscle action. If the muscles cannot contract and relax efficiently, this will result in reduced performance and a lack of muscle movement and control.

Stiff, short, and tight muscles will also cause a significant loss of strength and power during physical activity.

Blood Circulation

In a very small percentage of cases, muscles that are tight and stiff can even restrict blood circulation.

Good blood circulation is vitally important in helping the muscles receive adequate amounts of oxygen and nutrients.

Poor circulation can result in increased muscle fatigue and, ultimately, impede the muscles vital repair process and the ability to efficiently recover from strenuous exercise.

Risk of Injury

Any of the factors described can greatly increase your chances of becoming injured.

Together they present a package that includes muscular discomfort, loss of performance, an increased risk of injury, slower rehabilitation, and a greater likelihood of repeated injury.


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Learning more skills increases the services that you offer and provides more opportunity for specialization.

Every NAT course is designed to build on what you already know, to empower you to treat more clients and grow your practice, with a minimal investment in time and money.

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About Niel Asher Education

Niel Asher Education is a leading provider of distance learning and continued education courses.

Established in the United Kingdom in 1999, we provide course and distance learning material for therapists and other healthcare professionals in over 40 countries.

Our courses are accredited by over 90 professional associations and national accreditation institutions including the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Full details of all international course accreditations can be found on our website.  

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We are honored to have received the 2017 "Excellence in Education" Award from the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists.

Since 1999 Niel Asher Education has won numerous awards for education and in particular for education and services provided in the field of trigger point therapy.

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Award Winning Instructors

Niel Asher Healthcare course instructors have won a host of prestigious awards including 2 lifetime achievement honorees - Stuart Hinds, Lifetime Achievement Honoree, AAMT, 2015, and Dr. Jonathan Kuttner, MD, Lifetime Achievement Honoree, NAMTPT, 2014.

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If you are a qualified/licensed manual therapist or exercise/fitness professional you can expand your credentials with NAT certification.

In addition to national accreditation for continued education, each course that we offer includes "NAT Learning Credits". By taking and completing courses you can accumulate NAT credits to qualify for NAT certification.

There are currently 3 levels of NAT certification. Certifying NAT is a valuable way to show your clients that you take continued education seriously, and to promote your skills and qualifications.

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Niel Asher Technique

Since 1999 the Niel Asher Technique for treating trigger points has been adopted by over 100,000 therapists worldwide, and has been applied to the treatment of a number of common musculoskeletal injuries.

The Niel Asher Technique for treating frozen shoulder was first introduced and published in 1997 and has been widely adopted by therapists and exercise professionals working within elite sports and athletics.

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We offer a range of over 50 courses, presented by some of the worlds leading manual therapists. All courses are reviewed annually, and new courses are regularly added.

Our courses are modular, and designed to build on what you already know. For more information, please visit our "Where to Start?" page.

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This trigger point therapy blog is intended to be used for information purposes only and is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or to substitute for a medical diagnosis and/or treatment rendered or prescribed by a physician or competent healthcare professional. This information is designed as educational material, but should not be taken as a recommendation for treatment of any particular person or patient. Always consult your physician if you think you need treatment or if you feel unwell. 





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