Injuries & Persistent Pain
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a revolutionary system to identify and correct muscles imbalance and to prepare your body to exercise optimally. Reduce muscle tension and improve range of motion to get relief from re-occurring or persistent muscle and joint pain! Calgary
Muscle Activation Techniques
Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a revolutionary system to identify and correct muscles imbalance and to prepare your body to exercise optimally. Reduce muscle tension and improve range of motion to get relief from re-occurring or persistent muscle and joint pain!
MAT gets to the root cause
Trauma to the body - injury, surgery, pregnancy - can cause weak or inhibited muscles. This can create the need for the other muscles to tighten up to stabilize the joints, causing discomfort and pain. Exercising without addressing muscular weakness and tightness can reinforce dysfunction.
Mat views tightness as secondary to weakness and as such, MAT addresses the root cause of the problem - muscle inhibition/weakness - by restoring the neuromuscular connection
MAT treats a variety of conditions
With MAT, we will be able to identify and strengthen bio-mechanical imbalances in your body that may lead to injury or further compensation during pregnancy or postpartum recovery, we can:
- Correct any muscle imbalances that were created before you were pregnant!
- Fix muscular imbalances that contribute to pelvic floor pain and dysfunction
- Minimize/correct diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
- Relieve the stretched/taught feeling of lengthening muscles due to your expanding pregnant belly
- Activate abdominal muscles, in the postpartum period, that have been stretched and/or cut so they can shorten to normal and functional resting length
- Activate muscles that are inhibited due to caesarean incision or epidural
- Prepare your body to work at higher levels of intensity + impact!
How MAT works
MAT Jumpstart is a therapeutic modality that is a great compliment to fitness training. It works to “turn on” or “Jumpstart” muscle tissue that is unable to respond to force in a shortened position.
The goal of Jumpstart is to achieve a more balanced, symmetrical, bi-lateral alignment of joints. This is achieved through low-force isometric exercises. MAT will find out where the body displays positions of vulnerability and/or weakness.
MAT Jumpstart can be used on it's own and depending on your current settings that may be the best route. MAT Jumpstart can also be used as a bridge to fitness and other treatment modalities, ie. physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage, etc
MAT Jumpstart is used in conjunction with Personal Training and Exercise Therapy to assess your starting point on that training day. Issues discovered and treated during the Jumpstart process can then be reinforced during the training portion of a session with the goal your body will accept the new motor pattern. The key is that Jumpstart, whether prior to training or as a separate session, will help promote more joint stability, muscle activation and leave you less prone to injury.