WHAT IS MAT?
- MAT is a revolutionary approach to the assessment and correction of muscular imbalances, joint instability, and limitations in range of motion within the human body.
- MAT provides a unique look at the muscular system’s role in injury and performance enhancement.
- The primary benefit of MAT is its ability to assess, prepare and improve your muscular system’s contractile capabilities.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- MAT™ is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s) by first comparing left and right side range of motion, as the human body is designed to be symmetrical.
- Though the use of a Comparative Assessment of Mobility (CAM) we can determine if there is a limitation on one limb in comparison to the other. If a limitation exists, there is potentially a weakness in one or more of the muscles that are responsible for moving that body part into that range. A MAT Specialist will determine whether or not the muscles have lost their ability to contract.
- When it is determined that a muscle has lost its ability to contract, then precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency, re-activating that muscle.
WHO IS MAT FOR?
- MAT™ is effective for EVERYONE, from elite athletes to rehabilitation patients, and anyone in between. MAT™ has been successfully implemented with professional athletes (NFL, NBA, NHL, CFL, PGA, etc.) in clinical rehabilitative, personal training environments, and countless other settings.
GOALS OF MAT
- Increase the communication between the central nervous system and the muscular system.
- Identify which muscles are not receiving the signal to contract in a given range of motion. When you have stress, trauma or overuse of muscles, inflammation can occur and inhibit the central nervous systems ability to communicate with your muscles. This means that your muscles cannot contract when you want them to.
- Improve the muscle’s ability to contract and create more stability in the joint. When the communication pattern has been altered, it is like having loose battery cables. This lack of communication sets you up for potential vulnerability because when a force is applied to a joint, the muscles are designed to resist that force. If they are sluggish or can’t resist the force on demand, then the joint becomes vulnerable.
- Create a checks and balance system to ensure that anytime mobility is increased, there is an appropriate input and, therefore, contraction during this motion.