Welcome back to this week’s edition of 2-Minute Tuesdays where we are talking about one exercise topic for two minutes and giving you 3 reasons why you should follow our advice.  Now this week, we are talking to those of you who are post-hip surgery. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider adding in Muscle Activation Techniques® to your post-surgery recovery.

**Please note that you must be cleared for regular exercise to be able to participate in Muscle Activation Techniques®.

1) MAT® will help your muscle tissue recover faster.

Reason #1 that Muscle Activation Techniques® will help you post-hip surgery is that it helps your muscle tissue recover faster.  When you have hip surgery, the tissue around your hip will get injured due to the surgical process. Muscle Activation Techniques® is a process that will help these muscles get back to their normal state faster.

Action Step: Check out this podcast episode to learn more about what MAT® is!

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2) MAT® helps to identify compensations

Reason #2 that Muscle Activation Techniques® will help you post-hip surgery is that is can help identify compensations that have developed since the surgery.  When you have surgery your body will have to compensate around the injured area to allow that are to heal. MAT® can find out where in your body these compensations are taking place and make sure those get minimized so that those areas do not now become stressed.

 Action Step:  Download our free eBook on MAT® here!

Related: Are you a candidate for MAT®? Answer these three questions to find out!

3) MAT® can help identify a potential muscular cause of your issue

Reason #3 that Muscle Activation Techniques® will help you post-hip surgery is that it can help identify a potential muscular cause for your need for surgery in the first place.  Often times when we have hip surgery we believe it is because of a structural issue, like the bone or joint. Yes, the bones or the joint may be worn out, but the state of these two structural things are a reflection of how the muscles are operating around that area.  MAT® can look for and address muscular issues that may have been contributing to the reason that you needed surgery in the first place.

Action Step: Find a certified MAT® practitioner in your area here!

Team MAS

Muscle Activation Schaumburg is an exercise facility located in Schaumburg, IL with a goal to help you keep your health for as long as possible. We know that it is your health that allows you to do the things you love in life. This is why we promote a lifestyle that includes exercise, rather than exercise that is a burden to your life. Muscle Activation Schaumburg provides Muscle Activation Techniques® (MAT®) and personal training services to its clients. We use MAT® and exercise to increase the function of your body. A well-functioning body is what allows you to stay healthy and do the things you love. We value helping the members of our community of Schaumburg as well as surrounding communities of the Northwest Suburbs improve their health.