OUR UNIQUE APPROACH
Muscle Integrity is a biomechanics term, which explains the functional capability of a muscle. We base our training sessions on how well your muscles are currently working.
Weak or inhibited muscles can create the need for other muscles to tighten up in order to help stabilize the joints. We get to the root of your pain or injury by addressing muscle weakness rather than muscle tightness. This is what sets us apart. Many trainers simply want to get you stronger and may prescribe exercises without first knowing what is really going on in your body. The end result? Strong muscles get stronger and the weak muscles get weaker.
At Muscle Integrity we make it a point to listen to you and listen to your body. We want to ensure all of your muscles are functioning properly. Once this has been addressed, we incorporate strength exercises into our sessions. This process ensures that you are getting the best results from your workout and creating a pain-free body. The payoff? You are now empowered to enjoy and keep enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle.
Origins of Our Approach
After years in the fitness industry, and training hundreds of clients, I noticed that many of my clients had some sort of injury or condition that I felt was beyond the scope of practice for a personal trainer. This drove me to deepen my knowledge and specialize in post-rehabilitation programming. Since then, I have been certified in various forms of rehabilitative programs, which have given me a greater understanding of various medical conditions and types of injuries. When I began applying all of this information to my clients’ sessions, their injuries consistently improved.
Although we made progress on the injury, I noticed clients would often complain of a new pain somewhere else in the body. I was curious as to why this was happening, so I went back to the drawing board to figure out what could be done differently. I learned that the body was like a chain and that when one part of the chain was compromised it would affect everything above or below it. The technical term is compensation. This explained why a new pain would manifest elsewhere in the body even if the condition of the original injury had improved.
I knew I needed to learn more so I searched for a program that would address everything I had learned throughout my career, specifically compensation patterns and muscular imbalances. Finally, I came across Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT). It was exactly the tool I needed to help my clients achieve well-rounded and lasting results. I had finally found a path to help my clients reduce pain and ensure their bodies were in complete symmetry, not compensating and creating new injuries or pain. Armed with my previous experience and this new approach, I launched Muscle Integrity. The goal was to fit a critical need: a way to bridge the gap between health and fitness to achieve well balanced pain free lives.