What is Muscle Activation Techniques (TM)?
MAT is a revolutionary approach to the assessment and correction of muscular imbalances in the human body. It is a straightforward, non-invasive technique designed to balance the muscular system. MAT provides the tools to identify restrictions in motion and joint instability relating to muscular tightness and weakness. Through a unique, systematic format, MAT is used to "jump-start" the muscles in order to optimize efficiency.
How is MAT Unique?
MAT does not force change on the body, but works with it to make improvements, strategically negotiating changes in motion via improvements in muscle contraction.
MAT is unlike other techniques in that it is not attempting to directly lengthen a muscle through stretching or relaxation. The purpose of MAT is to activate muscle tissue, which, in turn, relieves muscle tightness.
MAT's intention is not to diagnose or treat pathology, but to improve the contractile capability of a muscle, which improves stability, mobility, and physical performance.
How Does MAT Fit With Health Care?
What Causes Muscular Instability?
Mechanical Stress (sprains, strains, and overuse)
Protein or Nutrient Deficiencies
Inadequate Ergonomic Work Environment
Sport Specific Repetitive Motion
Muscle Activation Techniques (TM) is made up of four key components.
Each of these components are fine-tuned for MAT, and their arrangement together lead to the unique process. To find out more details about each these techniques, download the PDF under "How Does MAT Fit With Health Care?"
1. Comparative Assessment of Mobility.
2. Active Muscle Contract and Sustain Assessment.
3. Positional Isoangular Contraction
4. Direct Force Application to Muscle Attachment Tissues.
You can find more information about MAT at www.MuscleActivation.com