NANCY
Female
Age: 37


PRIMARY COMPLAINT:  Recurring severe pain in the left knee and
foot (plantar fasciitis), discomfort in lower leg (shin splits) and
tightness in the hip.

DIAGNOSES/TREATMENTS:  Ice, stretching, anti-inflammatory
medication, orthotics* but no change in exercise unless pain is so
intense exercise is not possible.

RESULTS ACTIVATION MECHANICS:  Nancy responded very well to
the treatment. Over a course of a year Nancy found that five and a
half miles was her limit; she is pain free and highly motivated to stay
that way.  She is on a ten week maintenance schedule and continues
to use the reinforcement exercises that change at each appointment.
Muscle Activation Techniques is a tool that establishes a baseline for
an individual, identifying a starting point.  From this point specific
exercises can be designed and implemented based on the body’s
weak links.  This unique approach to exercise, progresses the body
toward a goal in a way that anatomical limitations are respected,
allowing the body to adapt slowly and most importantly reducing the
risk for injury.  This is contrary to the fitness standard of subjecting
forces to the body without any idea of the condition of the neuro-
muscular-skeletal system.   Another way to consider this is: get in
shape to play a sport/activity vs. play a sport/activity to get in shape.


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DANA
Female
Age: 56


PRIMARY COMPLAINT: Crippling pain in both knees brought on by
exercise.

DIAGNOSES/TREATMENTS:  Aggressive passive stretching, ice,
Ibuprofen.

RESULTS ACTIVATION MECHANICS: Dana’s knee pain disappeared
after the first session. By the third session we were combining Muscle
Activation work with exercise.  Dana is now working out on her own
with a better understanding of her limitations.  Her exercises are
designed to challenge her slowly so her body has a chance to adapt
without exceeding her personal anatomical limits.  This process allows
her to get stronger while simultaneously reducing her risk for injury.

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