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Muscle Activation Techniques™
What is MAT?
Muscle Activation Techniques TM (MAT) is a unique form of body work that identifies specific areas of imbalance in the body then targets related weakness. You will see improved strength and flexibility in the very first session. Each subsequent session will build on this progress preparing the body to effectively manage greater amounts of daily activities, stress and exercise.
- Increase strength
- Increase flexibility
- Accelerate healing
- Increase resistance to injury
- Decrease stress / wear & tear on body
- Increased physical performance
- Decrease effects of aging process
- Keep you "In the Game"
The MAT Process
Step One: A thorough range of motion exam reveals any significant imbalances where the body is compensating.
Step Two: Joint and position-specific muscle testing is applied to determine which muscles are potentially being inhibited.
Step Three: To strengthen these positions of instability, specific, graded-intensity isometrics or precise palpations are used to restore proper proprioceptive input to the muscle spindle.
Step Four: Re-test to make sure that the ROM and strength have been restored. This demonstrates the improved range of motion is now strong and stable. Home exercises may also be given for maintenance.