Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) in Cincinnati, OH
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) was created by Greg Roskopf, and is a step-by-step individualized process to find the neuromuscular inhibitions of specific joint motions. MAT is a complementary non-medical modality to physical therapy. It is similar to massage therapy and personal training -- however the focus of MAT is to improve your range of motion (ROM). This allows you to perform physical tasks easier and without pain. It is especially helpful for sports athletes like golfers, bicyclists, and runners.
What is Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)?
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)® is a powerful muscular assessment tool that analyzes and corrects muscular imbalances. MAT focuses on the cause of the imblance -- by testing, correcting, and maintaining muscle contractile efficiency. We believe that flexibility is a derivative of strength, and that muscle tightness is secondary to muscle weakness.
MAT is designed to re-establish the communication pathways between the nervous system and the muscular system in order to restore muscle contractile capabilities. The main indicator of muscles losing their contractile efficiency is limitations in range of motion (ROM). Through the MAT assessment, we begin with a muscle-specific joint ROM assessment which allows us to precisely determine which muscles potentially have altered communication from the nervous system.