Muscle Activation Techniques

Muscle Activation Techniques or MAT is a highly effective way to help you re-engage muscle that might not be working as well as they should be. Over time, stress, injury and inflammation can caused diminished use of certain muscles. The body will react to avoid pain. When a muscle is injured, this puts the body into an unbalanced state and after the muscle heals, the person may have gotten used to how the body adapted so instead of returning to normal, the muscle become dormant. 

With MAT, we go through a process of testing, correcting and returning your muscles to their original function and efficiency.



What is "Muscle Activation Techniques" (MAT)?

MAT is a specific and unique process used to evaluate, and correct, an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contractions, as it relates to any physical movement. It is unique because it works to “activate” weak muscles, rather than trying to make tight muscles relax. MAT does not force change on the body, but instead works with it to improve strength so normal range of motion can be restored. The goal of MAT is to improve the contractile capability of muscles improving enhance athletic performance and preventing injuries.

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Who is a Candidate for MAT?

If you have experienced pain, stress, trauma, stiffness, sports injuries, any loss in range of motion, or the ability to participate in sports or activities you once enjoyed, you are a candidate for MAT! From the 90-year-old woman who simply wants to maintain her basic activity level and independence, to the weekend warrior who defies all laws of “getting old,” to the budding athlete who needs every advantage to remain competitive and injury-free, MAT can improve your life!

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What is the Goal of MAT?

Ultimately, the goal of MAT is to improve range of motion, enhance athletic performance, and prevent injury through improving the contractile efficiency of the neuromuscular system. In order to achieve this, an MAT specialist must first determine to what degree muscles are functioning, and what areas of weakness are present.

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Muscle Activation Process

A MAT session involves assessing range of motion, testing the muscles to identify limitations and stimulating weak or stiff muscles by applying force with the fingers. This is followed by a reassessment of the treated muscles to assure the muscles are functioning efficiently.

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