Neuro-Muscular Activation – Be Activated Technique
Already used by top sportspeople, the Be Activated Technique pioneered by world renowned Physiotherapist Douglas Heel aims to restore your body to it’s functional best.
After Gayle first trained with Douglas in 2010 and has been incorporating his techniques and principles in practice ever since. Now the whole team are trained in this fascinating therapy.
Neuro-Muscular Activation involves assessing how the body moves, and which muscles are responsible for movement patterns. If the wrong muscles are being used for the wrong bodily functions and movements, tension builds; resulting in other muscles being used to compensate. The overcompensating muscles begin to overlook or neglect their own roles because they are being overworked, leading to collapse and pain.
Think of the body like a fusebox; a muscle, or ‘fuse’, overloads, causing it to ‘trip’ and stop working. Neuro-Muscular Activation is designed to switch these muscles back on by triggering certain points in your body, allowing it to operate in sequence and at its optimal level.
This approach in many cases can take our diagnostics away from symptoms of pain and lead us back to the origins. We like to describe it a little like “peeling an onion”. Each layer is peeled back to reveal a deeper layer until the core is revealed. We feel it is the most organic way of dealing with injury problems and also performance issues.
Here is a great article from Runners World highlighting the amazing effects of Be Activated Therapy.