Almost every endurance athlete knows about the soft tissue techniques of Active Release Technique and Graston. These are great techniques to help free the body of adhesions that have developed through repeated micro traumas to muscles, ligaments, and tendons. ART and Graston are used by thousands of practitioners worldwide because they work really well, but what happens when ART and Graston do not work? The answer is found by looking for the inhibited or weak muscle rather than the tight muscle. A basic tenant of Applied Kinesiology is that when a muscle is weak any opposing muscle will become tight. If this muscle imbalance continues to exist, exercise or even normal daily movements will result in tendonitis of the tight muscle.
Using Applied Kinesiology’s idea of looking for the weak muscle that is creating the dysfunction Continue reading