How Can the Synergy Approach Optimize Athletic Performance?
July 27th, 2018 by Synergy Admin
At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ we regularly treat men and women of all ages and ability levels for a variety of different concerns. Many of those patients need help recovering after a specific injury, and our experienced Synergy™ trained chiropractors and massage therapists take pride in being able to help them return to a healthy, active lifestyle as quickly as possible. However, many don’t realize that we can actually do even more. Our unique Synergy™ approach allows us to look beyond the obvious symptoms of a patient’s injury and address essential issues, giving us insight that can help optimize athletic performance. In fact, our founder Dr. Michael Hatrak was recently honored with a Super Bowl ring for his long association with the Philadelphia Eagles and his role in treating the team during Super Bowl LII. Those same techniques can be used to help healthy athletes of all ability levels improve their own athletic performance as well. Here are just two of the advanced techniques that we have used to help athletes perform their best.
Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT)
When a muscle is overloaded beyond its capacity, it can sometimes shut down to avoid being damaged further. This causes pain in the affected area, and other nearby muscles must take on additional work in order to compensate. This places additional stress on ligaments, joints, and connective tissues which can lead to serious injury. The Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) works by identifying specific muscles that have become deactivated and then using seven reflux points to restore normal, pain-free motion. After AMIT, patients usually notice that their training sessions are easier and more effective, because healthy muscles no longer need to compensate for dormant ones.
Proprietary Six Step Speed Prep
Athletes of all levels, high school, college, or professional, sometimes need an extra boost before an important event or competition. Six Step Speed Prep is a proprietary, one-of-a-kind physical treatment technique developed by Dr. Hatrak that helps prepare an athlete to perform at their optimum level. One 30-minute session, conducted up to 24 hours before a camp or competition, achieves full contraction of all the muscle groups while balancing the body in three planes. This process creates a balanced “proprioceptive picture” in the brain that allows the neuromuscular system to deliver increased balance, stability, and power.
The Synergy™ trained chiropractors and massage therapists are experts at helping athletes overcome injury and perform their best, but sports medicine can help non-athletes as well. If you are interested in learning more about the various services we offer or would like to schedule an appointment, contact Synergy Sports Wellness Institute today at (404) 352-8900. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and other social media platforms for the latest news and information about sports medicine and chiropractic care in Atlanta.