A simple physiological truth is often overlooked in the treatment of athletic injuries and in the subsequent rehabilitation; namely, that the Golgi Tendon Organs (GTO) at the musculoskeletal junctions at the origin and insertion of a strained muscle are in need of precise manipulation to restore the muscle back to physiological homeostasis.
These mechanoreceptors are critical in measuring tension in the muscle. Their function is to physiologically “shut off” the muscle by decreasing the neural tone of that muscle. It is a protective mechanism, much like the circuit breakers in your house.
Unfortunately, more often than not, these muscles do not “turn back on” physiologically speaking and remain a weak point for many athletes. The technique to quickly normalize this neural tone and improve physiological function to an injured muscle can be found in a kinesiological muscle manipulation procedure simply known as “Origin/Insertion Technique” or more aptly called Golgi Tendon Reset.