Injuries are common for those actively involved in athletic pursuits, including an exercise regimen focused on weight loss. These injuries can be caused by overexertion, accident or performing moves incorrectly. When it comes to a sports-related injury, however, the matter of true importance is recovering from that injury. Most types of therapy focus on identifying the muscles or areas of the body that has been directly affected by the injury and treating the injury locally. Some experts, however, believe that this is not a sufficient method of treating injury in those who are truly serious about creating their strongest and healthiest body. These experts recommend a form of treatment referred to as Muscle Activation Therapy. This type of injury therapy is focused not on treating the specific muscle or area of the body that is been injured, but rather surrounding muscles and tissues that are weakened, and therefore cannot provide sufficient strength and support.
The theory behind Muscle Activation Therapy is that the entire body must work together in order to function safely and effectively. This means that if one muscle or area of connective tissue is weak, it will lead to surrounding muscles and tissue being injured due to inadequate strength and support. Therefore, Muscle Activation Therapy is focused on identifying these weak areas of muscle or connective tissue surrounding the part of the body that was injured, and working on increasing the strength and flexibility of those areas. The goal of this type of therapy is to increase the power and resilience of specific areas of the body in order to provide additional support for the surrounding areas with the thought that this will allow the injured area of the body to heal, and protected from being injured again.
An added benefit of Muscle Activation Therapy is the ongoing improvement that is offered to the feelings of tightness, stiffness or lack of mobility that are often the result of a serious or chronic injury. This therapy allows the body to recover by reducing strain applied to it by having to compensate for weaker complementary muscle groups, thereby encouraging the injured body part to return to healthy function and continue to improve.