Muscle Activation

Muscle Activation essentially means restoring the natural firing sequence of muscles involved in movement - using advanced techniques from Neuro Kinetic Therapy (NKT) and Douglas Heel's Be Activated approach.

Sometimes, the natural firing sequence of muscles in the kinetic chains is changed, and other muscles have to become involved to do the work of the muscle or muscles that are not firing, or are weak. For example, if Psoas (the body's main hip flexor) is weak or inhibited, then the Quads and the Abs will 'facilitate', that is, take over (as well as doing their own job). After time, if the Quads and Abs get weak or inhibited from doing another muscle's work as well as their own jobs, other muscles further down the kinetic chain have to take over - and so on. These are called 'muscle compensations’, and they have a cascading effect throughout the entire body, which increases the risk of injury, dysfunction, and pain.

Muscle Activation gets muscles firing in the correct sequences. When this is achieved, all muscles that have been compensating for other weak/inhibited muscles, can now focus solely on doing their own job – which means they can relax! This reduces pain and dysfunction in compensating areas, and increases strength and performance.

How does a session work?
Each session begins with core strength and hip flexion muscle assessments, and then we test and activate/restore the following muscles systems:

• Diaphragm, Transverse Abdominus (TVA), Rectus Abdominus, Multifidus
• Psoas, Glutes, Quads, Hamstrings
• Lower leg muscles - Gastrocnemius, Tibialis Anterior + Posterior
• Adductors, Glute Medius and Minimus, Quadratus Lumborum (Lateral sling)
• Piriformis, Latissimus Dorsi
• Shoulder/thoracic complex, Supraspinatus, Rotator Cuff, Traps, Levator Scapulae
• Sternocleidomastoid. Masseter and pterygoids

Muscle Activation City (Moorgate) - at the Light Centre Moorgate, 168 London Wall, EC2M 5QD
Muscle Activation Belgravia - at the Light Centre Belgravia, 9 Eccleston Street, London SW1W 9LX
Muscle Activation Crystal Palace - at The Little Escape clinic



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