Neuromuscular Activations is a very powerful technique that stimulates the nervous system in order to improve the connections between the brain and our muscles.
The body has two priorities in life in order to survive, to breathe and to move and it will sacrifice anything to achieve this.
Unfortunately, in the process of life, muscle weakness, tight muscles, pain, dysfunction and negativity can often occur. But what if we can reset our system, remind it where its gone wrong and unravel it?
Sometimes our muscles stop working effectively, they become switched off causing injury, pain and lack of function or performance. These activation techniques literally "re-boot" the brain into remembering what the body should be doing and when.
The brain is incredible, just as your Satellite Navigation notices a road block it will re-route you, so your brain does the same by re-routing your muscles. For example, when you sprain an ankle you don't think 'oh I must limp' it just happens automatically. Unfortunately if those compensatory movement patterns become established, poor function and pain will ensue.
So how does this work?
Firstly, we assess the body in a unique way by testing and analysing what’s your body is doing right now. This gives us a baseline to measure changes objectively.
Secondly, we perform simple strength and flexibility tests to assess any compensation patterns that’s your body has developed in order to survive.
Now we can set about activating the muscles to remind them what they should be doing and when. It’s a bit like rebooting your computer or putting a fuse back in an electrical circuit.
We do this by massaging /manipulating various specific points around the body in order to access the nervous system and facilitate changes in muscle strength length and much more.
We may also use other manual therapy techniques and advise you on specific exercises and activities and other useful tips. Everything we do is tested, treated and re-tested, so both the therapist and the patient can feel and measure changes occurring that way we know what we are doing is working.
Once you feel changes, and we can measure improvements, then we teach you, your partner or carer how to do this yourself. This way you have access to treatment whenever you need and in the comfort of your own home.
How quick does this work?
These shifts in strength and flexibility are often immediate and dramatic, returning our bodies to a state of resilience, strength, power and flexibility. It is really quite mind blowing and most patients feel a noticeable change before they leave the clinic.
We always test a structure first, then treat and re-test so we can be totally objective as to the outcome. Once the body has been re-activated we can then teach patients how to maintain this easily and quickly.
Who is it for?
Just about everyone can benefit from this activation treatment. Neuro muscular activation techniques will help in resolving pain and dysfunction, improving balance and mobility, improving sporting performance. Literally everything from chronic neck pain, headaches, to neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease and strokes. Please refer to our testimonials.