Family Practice of Chiropractic | Dr. Gabrielle Freedman

Voice For Health – Opposing Forces

Voice For Health – Opposing Forces

Dr. FreedmanWhen engaging in strength training, it is very important to keep opposing muscles in balance. The fact is that each muscle group has an opposing muscle group that works with it. The muscle (or muscle group) that contracts and gets shorter is known as the “agonist,” while the opposing muscle (or group) lengthens and is called the “antagonist.” For instance, when biceps curls are performed, the biceps are the agonist, while the triceps are the antagonist. When a triceps press is performed, roles reverse, as the triceps become the agonist and the biceps become the antagonist. If one muscle group becomes significantly stronger than the other, the imbalance can disrupt the joint’s range of motion, leading to injury.

Muscle imbalances are not a problem that only strikes the active and athletic; anyone can experience muscle imbalances that can lead to larger problems. To schedule an appointment for chiropractic treatment, please call FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC at 617-472- 4220. We see infants, children, pregnant women, adults and seniors. We also accept most major insurance plans. Our office is located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy.

P.S. It should be pointed out that imbalances within muscle groups can also cause problems. Chiropractors are trained to pinpoint and treat muscle imbalances.

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Dr. Gabrielle Freedman

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Dr. Gabrielle Freedman
Family Practice of Chiropractic
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