Have you ever felt that your muscles are not activating like they did before you injury? Your muscles are not 100% turned on, which can lead to further injuries and decrease performance. At Muscle IQ, with our hands on therapy approach, we know how to turn on muscles so they are working at 100% of their functioning level. We don't just treat the symptoms but make sure we are fixing the cause of your injuries so the pain won't come back!
While exercise is a popular treatment for weakness, it doesn’t solve inhibition. If it did, top athletes wouldn’t end up needing spinal surgery or hip replacements.
Messages from the spinal cord control muscle tone. Even at rest, every muscle fibre is receiving 50 messages a second – at full contraction, it’s 500 times per second.
The only way we can move properly is by constantly balancing and coordinating every muscle contraction with every other muscle contraction.
Balanced muscle tone is too complex to be processed by the brain, so we use spinal reflexes. This means that most of our movement can occur without conscious attention. We might initiate a movement (jumping off a chair) but landing will be mostly automatic.
If something inhibits our muscles, we are vulnerable to injury. Those injuries may not heal if the inhibited muscle can’t stabilise the injured joints, so the injury becomes chronic or recurrent.