Neuromuscular Therapy is a form of bodywork based on the identification of postural distortion and muscular imbalances which are often an overlooked source of pain and can contribute to injury. Muscles act as pulleys and bones act as levers; contracting muscles move bone. Increased tension of a muscle or muscle group can pull a portion of the body into distortion. The opposing muscle group must then compensate to keep the body upright and functional. As the body repositions itself to maintain a center of balance, muscle groups can adaptively shorten. As this occurs overworked muscles become fatigued and weak. The nervous system is also working harder which can result in pain in the body.