What is M.A.T.

Muscle Activation Techniques is a very unique and effective way of assessing the function of the human body’s individual muscles and their functions related to a person’s ROM (Range of Motion). The pain we all feel is non-specific and doesn’t necessarily highlight the actual problem.  Muscles and nerves are smart…but not that smart.

Your ROM (Range of Motion), more importantly, your lack of ROM in an almost infinite list of angles and positions, will show a position of weakness and ultimately produce a list of suspect muscles that may not be working optimally or contracting at all. Let’s face it, a muscle’s job is to contract and allow you to function at the top of your game!

What Makes MAT® (Muscle Activation Techniques) Unique

MAT® does not force change on the body but instead works with it to make improvements, causing changes in motion via improvements in muscle contraction. As a MAT® specialist I listen to your body’s responses and treat them based on these responses.

What I look for is the individual muscular weaknesses and compensation patterns. Therefore, no treatment session is ever the same. Muscle Activation Techniques works to improve a muscle’s capabilities and the range of motion and strength of those muscles and limbs. My clients usually see an increased ability in exercise and physical performance.

MAT® is not trying to relax muscle, but rather to activate the muscle, so that your body is better prepared to handle the forces that come from exercise and every day movements.

What Causes Muscle Weakness

It can be caused by several factors, such as trauma after a car accident or sports injury, stress, overuse and even under use can contribute to muscle weakness.   A sudden trauma to the body may also cause a muscle to become weakened, such as slipping on ice and moving into an extreme range of motion suddenly.  If you are exercising it is normal to feel fatigue and then recovery after you are rested.  But when there is trauma, stress or overuse, the muscle may not recover until properly rested. If this is habitual, (i.e. sitting at the computer for hours per day, over the course of many years) then the result can be muscle weakness.

Our goal is to eliminate this tightness by simply restoring your muscle’s ability to contract and function the way it used to.


Please contact us to schedule an appointment so we can help get you back to being YOU!