YOUR BODY IS A MASTERPIECE
OF MUSCLES ATTACHED
TO JOINTS OF THE BODY!
The muscular system is responsible for the movement of human body. Attached to the bones of the skeletal system are about 700 named muscles that make up roughly half of a persons body weight. Each of the muscles is a discrete organ constructed of skeletal muscle tissue, blood vessels, tendons and nerves.
Muscles are either contracting or relaxing to cause movement, and groups of muscles act together to create motion. For example, to extend the knee a group of four muscles (the quadriceps) are activated. To flex the knee, an opposite group of muscles are activated (the hamstrings).
When the muscle contracts, the attachment points are pulled closer together; when it relaxes, the attachment points move apart.
Muscles contract and relax to move bones. The elbow joint bends (flexes) when muscles pull on the radius and ulna of the arm.
Everything is intertwined and no one muscle or muscle group acts entirely on its own.
Musculoskeletal disorders are a collection of health conditions that impact your joints, bones, muscles. Tendons, ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, and discs. In some cases, these issues are related to injuries, while they can also be the result of disorders that can develop due to our lack of physical activity, how we use our bodies, and how our systems function throughout the aging process.
The symptoms of musculoskeletal pain can vary based upon the specific cause of the issue. The discomfort can also spread from one joint or muscle region to a wider area of the body depending upon why it occurred in the first place.
Injuries are included among the various reasons why pain might occur, and this is often the reason for discomfort in the ligaments and tendons. This is also true of pain in the joints and bones. Discomfort can also be triggered by infection or improper blood flow.
For active people – amateur and professional athletes, active sport adults, workers, military personnel, and especially senior citizens – the ability of the body to move and perform naturally is directly associated with the balance and stability of their muscles, tendons, and joints.
Injuries or weaknesses to one or more muscles creates instability and imbalance and leads to discomfort, pain, and potentially serious injury. Muscle imbalance usually consists of two or more opposing muscles, one being overactive or too tight while the other is underactive or too loose.
Muscular weakness is one of the primary causes of muscular imbalance – which is a major culprit of many strains and injuries occurring during physical activities and workouts. The most common places for muscular imbalances are knees, hips and shoulders.
In the human body, no single muscle performs a movement. Movement occurs, instead, through the sequences of muscle contractions and releases to accomplish a specific movement or series of movements. When primary muscles cannot work properly for movement, the brain compensates for that muscle failure by signaling other muscles to perform the movement instead.
When the body experiences muscular injury, it wants to protect the injured area, compensating the injury by tightening muscles in another part of the body – an offset to the overworked, injured area. These other areas are now prone to new injuries because of overuse and overwork – in protection for the underuse of the injured part.
However, while these compensation patterns can be effective, allowing the body to use it indefinitely, these are still dysfunctional movement patterns. Sometimes the compensation will become so dysfunctional that the body will create additional compensations.
Left unchecked, these unhealthy – and often painful – compensations can grow so large that muscles seemingly totally unrelated to the original damaged or injured muscle are affected. The result is that a person can be experiencing recurring or chronic muscle pain in an area of the body that is significantly removed from the location of the originating cause. And that often leads to either a misdiagnosis or, at the very least, ineffectual treatment of pain symptoms.
MUSCULAR DEFICIENCIES AND WEAKNESSES
Every joint in the body is surrounded by muscles that produce and control movement. If muscles on one side of a joint become too tight from overuse, improper use, or injury it could cause the muscles on the other side to become too weak from lack of use. This creates situations of muscular deficiency in the weak side and there becomes a high probability of serious injury.
For example, the knee muscles might move to one side or the other instead of staying in line – due to a muscular imbalance between the quads and hamstrings and hips. It the muscle is shortened due to repetitive motions or sustained positioning; this can change the way the knee joint moves – creating a deficiency in one or more of the knee muscles.
Since the body gravitates to equilibrium, it wants muscular balance where muscles work together with normal opposing forces to keep bones involved and centered. In the case of the knee deficiency, the body may compensate for the knee deficiency by overloading the muscles in the opposite side hip.
The DHS QLD ASSESSMENT SYSTEM SOLUTION
Scott Elder, Founder of Deductive Health Solutions, spent a number of years researching each skeletal muscle in the body and their interaction across more than 1,000 Range of Motion affiliations and 750 potential spinal interactions.
The result of his research was developed into proprietary AI, Deep-Learning algorithms which produced a unique software system that accurately identifies the root causes of all musculoskeletal imbalances, weaknesses and deficiencies in the body and provides a detailed "Prescriptive Plan of Action" to strengthen, rebalance and destabilize the deficient area - leading to renewed athletic performance and a much better "Quality of Life."