There are 3 distinct tension holding systems in your body that we pay close attention to every time we see you. In this blog we’ll consider the ‘active’ tension system and the role it plays in your health and wellbeing (the other major systems are known as the ‘passive’ and ‘neural’ tension systems – we’ll get to these later).
What do we mean by ‘active’ tension?
Active muscle tensions are those tensions created by active muscle contractions, particularly of the ‘prime mover’ and large postural muscles of the body. These prime movers are large muscles which span the joints of the body and are capable of generating a huge amount of force (muscles like the hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, trapezius, biceps, pecs, etc).
For this reason it’s the sort of tension most people are aware of when they feel tight or tense, and might motivate them to see us or […]