MUSCLE ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES
Muscle Activation Techniques™ (MAT™) is a biomechanical evaluation and treatment process that identifies limited range of motion and muscle inhibition. MAT is a revolutionary approach to treating the muscular system and has been successful in restoring motion and control around joints. MAT™ addresses dysfunction at its source, reducing compensations and significantly improving functional strength capabilities.
“If you get to this age and you’re trying to keep playing, you need help. Everybody has a masseuse, but most guys do more now. Last year, when I flew Roskopf (founder of MAT™) to Indy, I was paying him what he’d make all day for his appointments in Denver. But if MAT™ helps extend my career by two years, with two more years of salary, its well worth it.” – Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
“It’s an investment. Your body is what makes you play and what allows you to be out there, so you have to take care of it. It’s an investment and preventative care.” - Matt Forte, Chicago Bears
“There were weeks were my arm as dead, and MAT™ was instrumental in rebooting my body.”- John Lynch, Denver Broncos
MAT™ uses a detailed Comparative Assessment of Motion evaluation to identify asymmetries. Muscle tightness is created as an orchestrated defense to avoid joint positions that cannot be actively controlled due to muscle weakness. MAT™ identifies and re-activates these weak muscles through precise manual palpations and positional isometric exercises, restoring contractile capabilities and motion. MAT™ has a system of checks and balances in place that provides immediate confirmation that contractile ability has been restored and provides a measurable outcome. MAT™ is beneficial to people on all ends of the spectrum with all types of goals. For Exercise enthusiasts and athletes MAT™ can increase performance, prevent the occurrence of injury and eliminate discomfort associated with training. For other people MAT™ provides increased physical ability to perform the activities of daily living and recreation.
Only an MAT™ Certified Specialist (MATs) can perform Muscle Activation Techniques™. MATs understand complex mechanical relationships and recognize that every joint is interrelated and that abnormal mechanics at one joint inevitably affect another. MAT™ Certified specialists have completed a rigorous 10- month internship with over 300 hours of required coursework and over 500 hours of hands-on experience making them the most qualified professionals available.
Hear what professional baseball player Mark Teixeira has to say about MAT: