What is Muscular Therapy? Minimize
  • Meilus Muscular Therapy Method is a revolutionary method of treating injuries, relieving aches and pains, and dramatically improving athletic performance. Unlike other therapy methods that usually focus more on relieving the discomfort associated with a muscular disorder, Meilus Muscular Therapy Method takes an engineering approach by fixing the problem.
  • What does engineering have to do with pain and sports performance? Everything. Our musculoskeletal system is a series of cables (muscles) working to operate a variety of levers (bones). When one of the cables shortens, it affects the entire system and causes pain in the joint and in the muscles and tissue surrounding that joint.
  • As a muscular therapist Al studies the human body from an engineer's perspective and sees which cables operate which levers during normal activity. With a thorough understanding of how healthy muscles and joints should interact, Al can diagnose and treat malfunctions in the system using basic physics rather than guess work.
  • The premise is very simple:
    • If the muscle is hard, it is shortened.
    • If you move against a shortened muscle, it hurts!
    • If the muscle is shortened, you have moved the fulcrum of a lever system.  Range of motion is lost.  Power is lost.
    • If the muscle is shortened, it has lactic acid in it.  It will be tender to the touch.
    • If you move quickly or are pushed quickly against a shortened muscle, you will tear the muscle or dislocate the joint.

 How Does Muscular Therapy Work? Minimize
  • When muscles are over-worked or traumatized by injury, they produce waste products such as lactic acid. Healthy muscles rid themselves of these chemicals by passing them into the blood stream. Muscles repeatedly over-exerted or severely injured begin to lose their natural ability to cleanse themselves. The result is a harmful buildup of waste, a sort of slow poisoning of your muscles. This buildup restricts normal blood flow causing muscles to contract and become stiff and achy. If ignored long enough, the problem can develop into chronic pain as well as skeletal and neurological disorders.
  • Meilus Muscular Therapy Method helps unhealthy or exhausted muscles by ridding the tissue of waste, restoring normal blood flow, and allowing the muscle to relax and lengthen to its normal state. In order to achieve these results, the therapist applies pressure to an aggravated muscle or group of muscles, triggering a reaction that begins the healing process.
  • Athletes are not the only people who over-exert their muscles and people who have suffered a traumatic injury are not the only ones with damaged tissue. Everyone from an auto-mechanic to a typist, has, at one time or another, over-exerted or injured themselves and ended up with sore hands, a sore back, or some other pain. It's when those aches become chronic or begin to hinder your performance that they need to be addressed. Meilus Muscular Therapy Method can help. 
  •  Example:
    • Imagine that you fixed rubber bands to both sides of a swinging door. As long as the rubber bands on each side of the door were of equal strength, you would be able to open the door an equal distance in both directions. But picture what would happen if you were to double or even triple the strength of just one of the rubber bands! First of all, you wouldn't be able to close the door because it would always swing toward the stronger rubber band. What's more, it would be nearly impossible to open the door against the force of the stronger rubber band.
    • The muscles in your body work the same way. If one muscle is too tight, it restricts the movement of others! Meilus Muscular Therapy Method can help.