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Doctor insights on: Mat Muscle Activation Technique

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Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Neuromuscular stimul: Tens is helpful & beneficial in many musculoskeletal anomalies with few to no detrimental effects. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How can I activate my multifidus muscle?

Exercise it: There are specific exercises to activate the multifidus muscle. Lie on your back with your knees bent and contract one side of your pelvis trying to move it to your spin, hold for 10 sec and then the other side. Other exercise while on all 4s and lift the right knee and left hand off the floor and balance there for 10 sec and switch. There are great videos on the web. Type in multifidus exercise. ...Read more

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What imaging techniques can be used to show muscle tears?

MRI is best: Mri is a very good way to look for both direct and indirect evidence of soft tissue injuries. Ultrasound can detect major injuries in some areas, but is not quite as good. ...Read more

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Could I grow muscle using isometric techniques?

Could I grow muscle using isometric techniques?

Yes: Isometric exercise is a form of exercise involving the static contraction of a muscle without any visible movement in the angle of the joint. This type of workout is useful for rehabilitation and increases muscular strength. Unless you are an astronaut in zero gravity, nasa concluded isometrics promote muscle growth but failed to prevent a decrease in the amount of contractile proteins in muscle. ...Read more

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What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

What techniques could be used to determine the cause of severe muscle weakness after only mild exercise?

Many: The workup would start with metabolic tests, thyroid function tests, serum chemistries, blood counts, and could progress to electromyograms, nerve conduction tests, and also muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Any exercise: You can start with any type of vigorous exercise. Can you start it slowly and then ramp it up. This would be your best nonmedication way of treating anxiety. You could also ask your physician to get you consulting. ...Read more

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What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

Breathing exercises: Facilitative breathing exercises that can help people with asthma and/or vocal cord dysfunction include: abdominal breathing (like they taught in choir for singing), pursed lip breathing (narrow lips), sniffing through the nose, and yoga with concentration on breathing. ...Read more

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Testicles rise during an erection. Does this mean that the cremaster muscle activates at that time?

Here are some...: Testicles move up and down spontaneously all day long or at straining like during sex; that is normal. The degree & pace of its rise or fall reflects the tension and frequency of contraction and relaxation of cremasteric muscles at straining. So, there should be no healthy concern about it. ...Read more

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Why is it said that to build more muscles you have to lift heavier by activating fast twitch fibers? I only get the pump with light weights.

Why is it said that to build more muscles you have to lift heavier by activating fast twitch fibers? I only get the pump with light weights.

Strength: fast twitch fibers are involved with strength, slow twitch with endurance, so the former tend to grow in size and volume. ...Read more

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Should i get physical therapy or muscle activation therapy following arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Should i get physical therapy or muscle activation therapy following arthroscopic shoulder surgery?

Yes : You should follow post-surgery instructions which almost certainly would include physical therapy/rehabilitation. This is usually critical to getting back to optimal function. Your surgeon will refer you and you should follow the prescriptions from him and the rehab medicine specialists or physical therapists. ...Read more