Weakened or over-stretched muscles can lead to improper movement patterns, joint pain, and increased wear-and-tear on your body. Muscle activation is a tool that can be used by your therapist to see what muscles are weak and in what movements. This information can help guide which treatment protocols will be most effective for you. By testing weak muscles and implementing specific manual therapy techniques or corrective exercises, we can help those weak muscle activate through their full range of motion. If you’ve sustained an injury or you’ve been sitting too much, muscle testing can actually help loosen up nearby tight muscles that have been compensating for too long. This can enhance the effectiveness of the massage session in general and lead to optimal function and performance.