Why Do Muscles Need To Be Reactivated?
Muscle reactivation is essentially the process of reactivating “shut-down” muscles and getting them functioning normally again. Muscles are extremely adaptable and are capable of giving there energy and strength to each other so your body can function. However, when the stress, repetitive injuries and surgery are introduced we start breathing wrong, our bodies shift into a sympathetic nervous system response. When this happens, we start breathing into our chest not using our diaphragm muscle. The diaphragm, according to your brain, is the most important skeletal muscle in the body, because it is supposed to control breathing and when it isn’t working properly your brain panics. When this happens, the brain will take the strength from the muscles around the pelvis (gluteal, quadriceps and psoas muscles) causing them to go weak. Because your brain wants you to breath first and move second your brain will then tighten up your upper back, arms and neck to give your legs strength. It’s like a domino effect, muscle activation reverses this process and patients will notice immediate strength improvement is 30 seconds. Dr. Young shows patients how they can improve strength and muscle tone daily.
What is Muscle Reactivation?
Dr. Brad Young uses a specific technique to reactivate and restart these shut-down muscles. This reactivation helps to remove the effects of stress and bring back mobility and strength. These treatments involve stimulating acupressure points and deep breathing. When this treatment is performed correctly, we have found that the inflammation is reduced, healing begins, and tension within the muscle is decreased. Muscle reactivation helps each of the muscles get back to their original functions and the body back in balance.
Dr. Young focuses on helping each patient individually and making treatment plans that will help each patient receive the best results possible. Muscle dysfunction is very common in today’s busy world and will often present during teenage years, and we also recommend visiting us if you notice any muscle pain, weakness or prolonged tension.