- A revolutionary approach to the assessment and correction of muscular imbalances, joint instability, and limitations in range of motion within the human body.
- A non-invasive technique, designed to balance the muscular system of people of all ages.
- A unique systematic format used to “jumpstart” the muscles in order for them to function with maximum efficiency.
While most therapies focus on treating the muscles with tension and/or pain, MAT™ gets to the root of pain or injury by addressing muscle weakness rather than muscle tightness. MAT™ views muscle tightness as a form of protection in the body. Weak or inhibited muscles can create the need for other muscles to tighten up in order to help stabilize the joints. The goal of MAT™ is to identify the inhibited or weak muscles that are creating a protective response and then “jumpstart” these muscles in order to improve their contractile capability. If the tight muscles are stretched or massaged-without addressing the root cause, the inhibited or weak muscle-then may have violated the body’s protective mechanism. We must know that when we increase range of motion through modalities like stretching or massage, that there is also stability through that increased range. MAT™ provides the checks and balances system to make sure that this happens. That is why MAT™ is a great adjunct to all forms of exercise and therapy.
Determines whether or not the brain is properly signaling your muscles to contract when necessary. Identifies which muscles are not receiving neural input by performing range of motion tests. Improves the stability of joints by reactivating muscles and their ability to contract on demand. Provides a checks and balances system to make sure that any time mobility is increased, there is appropriate input and therefore contraction during this motion.
MAT is a technique that not only helps athletes to recover from competitive stress quickly, but also may help them prevent injuries from happening in the first place. MAT™ prepares the body to be more efficient in training and athletic performance. In order to reach optimal performance capabilities, an athlete is forced to train at a high level of intensity. Because of this, there is always the risk for injury. Some athletes may be predisposed to an injury, due to muscular contraction inefficiencies that place increased stress on joints and tissues. These athletes can be an injury waiting to happen. When they train at a high level, the inefficiencies are magnified, and the body can no longer handle the stress. It eventually breaks down. It is like driving a car with bad alignment. The faster you drive it, the faster the tires are going to wear out. The body functions in much the same way. If an athlete has muscular inefficiencies, the inefficiencies result in increased stress on the joints and muscles.
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