If we manipulate an area that is inherently supposed to be stable it creates neurological confusion. The brain responds by tightening all the tissue around that area to provide artificial stability. Doesn’t sound right to you? How many patients come in and say, “I feel great after I get adjusted but the tightness returns a day or so later”? When patients tell me this I immediately think the body is searching for stabilization and does so by recruiting mover muscles to tighten. I get around this by uncovering the area that needs stabilization training. Addressing these areas that require stabilization training allows the superficial muscles to relax.