Input from muscles is essential for the co-ordination of movement, and for the general function of the nervous system.
Inhibited muscles can cause contribute to knock-on weaknesses throughout the body.
Inhibited muscles feel exactly the same as normal muscles so it’s impossible for us to feel whether our muscles have the correct tone without a skilled practitioner to test them for you.
A Muscle Inhibition Practitioner is a chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist who has studied the clinical consequences of abnormal muscle tone.
They check every muscle carefully to make sure it is receiving the correct amount of nerve supply, not too little (inhibition) and not too much (hypertonicity). Restoring natural strength protects patients from the minor and major sprains, strains and chronic pains that are commonly cause so much pain, disability and absence.
Once inhibition is found, treatment is designed to eliminate the cause.
In 1906 Sir Charles Scott Sherrington published “The Integrative Action of the Nervous System.” His researched revolutionised the way we think about the human body and the way we move.
The reflexes he discovered are detailed in every textbook of neurology but the clinical consequences of those reflexes are all but ignored in modern medical practice and research.
Fortunately, a group of highly-trained Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists are using this knowledge to help their patients get stronger and heal faster by finding and fixing faults with the neurological control of muscles.
In the late 1990s, Simon King set about discovering the principles of neuromuscular function that would explain every instance of inhibition and facilitation. The answers he was looking for were found in the cord-based reflexes of Sir Charles Sherrington, published in 1906.
In May 2000 his life changed when he applied these new ideas to a severely ill patient. The results were so dramatic, he grabbed a video camera and thus started a video patient archive that is unique.
He called the system he developed Proprioceptive Medicine but later rebranded this to Afferent Input.
Simon documented his discoveries in his book Live Without Pain – A New Theory on What’s Wrong With You and How to Fix It.
How Muscle Inhibition Causes Pain and Injury is the follow-up. A concise and updated version designed for patients who “do everything right” but are still suffering. It does not cover what we all should know about nutrition and exercise, it does cover in detail the missing ingredient to robust good health.
He now runs the Association of Afferent Input Pracitioners which offers online and live seminars.