M Powered was founded on the principle that human movement is fundamental to achieving health and living your best life. The ability to contract muscles appropriately is essential for normal, pain-free movement. M represents ‘Muscle’ as care is centered around them, while Powered refers to proper and complete muscle contractile ability. Together they play on the word “empowered”.
Muscle contraction = Movement, altered muscle contraction = Altered Movement, Altered Movement =Joint/Muscle Pain and dysfunction.Turning on inhibited muscles = improved pain and function, Improved pain and function = living your best life.
Excessive stress to muscle tissue = protective inhibition and decreased contractile ability.
Precise stimulation to specific reflex points = Restored muscle contractile ability.
Restored muscle contractile ability = Faster healing and recovery, maximum benefit from rehabilitative and corrective work.
The body does not like to go into positions of instability and will reduce ranges of motion in directions where muscle doesn’t provide adequate contraction or support. This is meant to protect potentially injured muscle and joint tissues.
A loss of muscle contractile ability can be the result of reflexive inhibition of a muscle to protect from excessive stress to the muscle tissue. Tightness, restricted motion, decreased physical performance, and ultimately pain and loss of physical capabilities are hallmark signs of muscle inhibition.
Identifying and reestablishing proper muscle contraction allows for considerable improvement in range of motion and pain.
Muscle activation refers to the process of taking a muscle from a reduced contractile state to a more robust and efficient state. Improving strength, pain, and range of motion. By stimulating specific receptors and reflexes to re-establish muscle contractile force –basically switch them back on.
Treatments are performed on a chiropractic table where joint range of motion evaluations are followed by specific muscle tests. Once the problem area(s) are found, weak muscles are “activated” with manual pressure.Each muscle that is treated should immediately start to work more efficiently.
Service is provided in increments of Dr. Luke’s time. A 20-minute session is $74.
Sessions are provided in 20 minutes increments based on the severity and chronicity of your complaint.
Absolutely. Muscle imbalance in the short term can often go unnoticed as the body adapts around the inhibited muscles, this leads to decreased physical performance. Long term muscle imbalance creates altered movement patterns that stress and irritate tissue, causing pain and decreased physical capabilities
Your first visit will consist of client intake and health history, postural assessment, and the evaluation of stability and mobility of the muscular system.