The single most significant detriment to sports performance is pain. If pain is present, performance is compromised without exception. Thus, when working with recreational, competitive, and professional athletes, our initial course of action is always to eliminate pain.
However, even pain-free athletes inevitably have neuromuscular dysfunction that is actively compromising their capacity to perform, whether they realise it or not. We demonstrate this quite readily using fundamental muscle testing to determine an athlete’s ability to fire specific muscles and perform particular functions. Most athletes express surprise when they feel how easily they can resist forces using certain muscles, while other muscles will seem almost impossible to “find.”
Why can an athlete fail a basic muscle test, and yet still perform at a high level? Simply put, the better the athlete and the better they are at compensating. That is, athlete’s brains are excellent at noticing a loss of power to specific muscles and functions and then rerouting power to other areas instead. This can be an advantage during performance, but if left unresolved will eventually lead to pain and an overall decline in power output.
Utilising our exceptional therapeutic techniques, we are able to identify these power drops, discover their sources, and fix them swiftly and painlessly. The effects are immediate; the athlete will immediately be able to “find” the muscles they couldn’t beforehand, direct power in movements where they previously felt inadequate, notice an elevation in the range of motion, and more.
As a side benefit, athletes can rest more comfortably knowing that the identification and correction of existing dysfunctions means they are less susceptive to injury