Denver Muscle Release and Activation Therapy

You do not pull just the top of a weed out, you pull it out from the root to keep it from coming back so often, this is the idea between treating both the tight and weak muscles in your body

I focus on releasing your tight muscles and activating your weak ones through advanced techniques learned from working with numerous patients. Here is some reasoning for focusing on both the weak and tight muscles in your body and how that can improve how you feel.

  • The human body works as a kinematic chain or lever system to increase power potential and efficiency.
  • For example, when throwing a ball the motion starts at your feet and travels through your knees, pelvis, torso, shoulder, arm, and then finally your hand.
  • If one part of the throwing motion sequence breaks down, then you either lose power and accuracy or your body has to compensate somewhere else in the chain of events to make up for the break down.
  • Overtime the compensatory movement patterns can lead to extreme tensile forces on the soft tissues of the body and cause pain, inflammation, and damage.
  • The inflammation can damage and effect the function of nerves, ligaments, muscle, cartilage, and bone leading to a variety of health issues and pain syndromes that you may not even link to your current complaint!
  • Muscle activation and balancing helps to eliminate your compensatory muscle imbalance and restore proper movement patterns to improve healing and performance to insure your body is working at its best so you can stay well and avoid future problems.


Q: Is muscle activation the same as physical therapy?

A: No, muscle activation is the step that should be done before physical therapy. Muscle activation involves first identifying muscles that are not contracting properly, are painful with movement, and have limited range of motion. Then the treatment focuses on up-regulating the nervous system pathways that control the muscles, restoring motion to the spinal and peripheral joints involved, and releasing scar tissue, trigger points, and fascial adhesion around the muscle to achieve optimum movement and control of the problem area.

Q: How long does muscle activation take to work?

A: Typically results are observed on the first visit if we can help you, however usually multiple treatments gradually spreading out in frequency are needed to get full resolution and restore maximum function to the body. After initial treatments have concluded many patients choose to continue care to maintain their wellness and avoid future injury or pain.

Q: Is muscle activation expensive?

A: Dr. Miller makes his treatments affordable and straight forward. We want you to get better and stay well, so if you have questions or concerns please email Dr. Miller directly at and he will do his best to accommodate you.

Q: Does muscle activation hurt?

A. Many components of the treatment do not have any sensation such as the laser therapy. Some of the soft tissue work will feel like a very deep tissue massage.