Strengthening uncompensated movement patterns is a feature of our process that helps to create permanency behind our repair. Contracting muscle tissue only benefits the patient if and when the athlete does so in perfect posture; in the appropriate sequence; with symmetry and with a high speed of contraction. Outside of this framework, compensatory movement is propagated and actual rehabilitation is not occurring.
“An athlete may be very strong, and still have poor or uncoordinated recruitment patterns when we observe speed of contraction. This delay has real time consequences that play a major role in the likelihood of recurrent injury. This delay needs to be addressed so the body may prioritize explosiveness allowing the athlete to perform at the highest level.” – Dr. Helm