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 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.

After identifying the areas, and degree, of weakness, the second step is to improve stability of the joints by restoring the muscle’s ability to contract efficiently and easily.

Finally, the third step of MAT is to confirm that joint motion has increased. Progress can typically be seen over a period of several weeks, including but not limited to increased mobility and strength.

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