Muscle Imbalance & Self-Inhibition
Muscles can become hypertonic/hypotonic in relation to one another causing pain. In large muscles such as the hamstrings and deltoids for example, a division of the muscle can actually inhibit the stretch of another division of the same muscles group, called self-inhibition. The gain and sensitivity of muscles can be restored through special work on the golgi tendon and muscle spindle.
Soft Tissue injuries can be divided into a few different categories.
Shearing injuries cause the inhibition of a primary muscle and subsequently create a triad of compensation which require 1.) Direct Correction to one of the following:
2.) The Antagonist Muscles are overloaded as a result of a primary muscle’s inhibition and require:
- Myofascial Release
3.) The Synergistic Muscles are also impacted and require:
- Strain/Counter-Strain Correction
Temporary weakness of a muscle after contraction of another muscle due to improper signaling from the muscle spindles or golgi tendon. Often associated with athletic injury & joint strain without apparent reason.
Our Power Mobility program uses a unique pin point protocol to restore proper signaling and tone to any muscle or muscle groups affected by long standing adhesions, muscle imbalance, and self-inhibition.
Instrument-assisted techniques (RockBlades) are also used for scar tissue scraping in areas of long standing scar tissue build up and inflammation. Fascia is very tough and requires a large amount of force to break up. RockBlades are useful tool in the road to recovery of a patient . RockBlades are a good adjunct to work along side other treatments including chiropractic manipulation, mobility training, rehab exercises, kinesio taping etc.