Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT™) is a revolutionary system of manual bodywork that differentiates itself by taking the view that muscle tightness does not cause most biomechanical problems, but is secondary to muscle weakness and inhibition. Developed by Greg Roskopf, biomechanics consultant to the Denver Broncos, Utah Jazz and others, it is used by top athletes in the NFL, UFC, and MLB to name only a few.
MAT™ is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s). MAT’s premise is that human movement and exercise are fundamental to human health and that muscle’s health (demonstrated by it’s ability to contract efficiently) is important for normal movement. Any loss of muscle(s) contraction efficiency may be demonstrated as a loss of motion and decreased physical performance, which may lead to subjective complaints and/or the loss of physical capabilities.
The MAT Certified Specialist is trained and certified to perform several force application techniques to the body. When it has been determined through testing that a muscle has lost its efficient contractile ability, precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency.
As muscles are restored to efficient contraction, MAT uses a system of accountability (checks and balances) to ensure that any increases in motion are accompanied by improvements in muscle contractile efficiency.
MAT does not force change on the body but works with it to make improvements, strategically negotiating changes in motion and muscle contraction. MAT prepares and improves an individual’s muscular system contractile capabilities in order to participate in, as well as measure the tolerance to the demands of, various forms of physical exercise
From professional and amateur athletes to exercise enthusiast and rehabilitation patients, MAT helps prepare the body for optimal motion. Contact BioFit – Therapy Based Fitness today to experience what MAT can do for you!