Muscle Activation Techniques
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a biomechanicaly based system of bodywork, that aims to identify and correct muscular inhibitions often related to chronic pain, injury and tightness. Improving the integrity of the muscular system allows for increased range of motion, increased joint stability and increased strength.
What makes MAT unique is the fundamental principle of the MAT thought process: muscle tightness is secondary to muscle weakness. Using limitations in range of motion as our indicator of muscle weakness and a biomechanical understanding of the relationship of joints, we are able to test and then treat weak or inhibited muscles. As muscular integrity is increased, and the underlying instability and inhibition is reduced, range of motion and strength improves.