Katie Adams founded 360 NeuroMuscular Therapy in 2004 to raise the healthcare industry’s awareness neuromuscular therapy, to meet rising demand, and to establish an innovative work environment for advanced massage therapists. In 2006, she met international NMT instructor Stewart Wild at an American Massage Therapy Conference in Atlanta. Together, over a few beers at a Thrashers game, they created a vision for what has now become the leading neuromuscular treatment and training clinic in New England.
Stewart had emigrated from New Zealand to study and teach with leaders in the field of musculoskeletal pain. Passionate about education, his seminars combine the traditional NMT curriculum with current myofascial pain and trigger point research. What makes him unique among massage educators is that he is a teaching clinician. He regularly treats patients at the 360 NMT® clinic to, as he likes to say, “test my skills on humans.”
With over 40 years of combined clinical experience, Katie and Stewart have created a unique blend of effective treatment protocols to help solve enigmatic pain puzzles. They continue to learn from thought leaders in the field including Jan Dommerholt, DPT, Leon Chaitow, DO and Robert Gerwin, MD. They have also recently integrated Trigger Point Dry Needling, Acupuncture and Pilates into 360’s service offerings for more comprehensive myofascial pain treatment options.
Therapists at 360 NMT train together to learn specific postural assessment, trigger point deactivation, nervous system strategies, positional release techniques, muscle energy techniques, and myofascial release. They meet regularly to discuss cases, paying particular attention to multifactorial issues that can perpetuate pain. They have unique opportunities to observe surgeries, write case studies, attend in-services and collaborate with advanced physical therapists.