I train for two and a half years at PT Plus with Judith. Judith is excited, full of energy and motivates me very much! I had a lot of pain in my back, but by the good targeted sports sessions I now know better how I should use my back. In addition, I have much less back pain. I feel fit and in shape!
MAT™ is for everybody who:
(Currently PT Plus has clients from 14 to 81 years old)
• Wants to remain young and fit; Anti-ageing system
As we age, the load our muscles can take diminishes and consequently more muscles inhibit. Because MAT™ ensures that each muscle is receiving a signal to contract, when you exercise with load on the MAT™ training programme, your body will now have the ability to maintain or gain muscle mass, thus reducing or eliminating sarcopenia/muscle loss associated with ageing.
• Suffers from chronic pain or sports injuries
Pain and tightness are a sign of joint and muscle imbalances. Muscles contract when input from the Central Nervous System (CNS) reaches the specific muscle or muscles telling the muscle(s) to contract. Just like the current from your “car battery” if there is a “bad connection” or the absence of a connection, the motor won’t respond. Similarly, muscles that aren’t receiving proper input from the CNS become inhibited or weak. A weak muscle loses its ability to stabilise joints and properly protect the body from injury. MAT™ treatment consist of: 1. ROM (Range of Motion) checks, 2. Targetted muscle testing based on biomechanics, 3. Palpation techniques. More than 300 muscle tests can be used to assess which muscles or specific muscle fibres are inhibited or weak.
MAT™ treatment will restore the communication of the CNS with a muscle and improve the ability of a muscle to contract. The treatment is followed by MAT™ exercises to strengthen and reinforce.
• Would like to enhance athletic performance
By assessing the cause of pain or weakness, improving muscle strength (which increases range of motion), and testing and then correcting an individual’s muscular capabilities has allowed athletes to enhance their performance when training and competing. Whether you’re a pro athlete or an amateur sportsman/woman(or somewhere in between) MAT™ can help you achieve the progress you are looking for. In the US, where MAT™ was developed by Greg Roskopf 25 years ago, many professional sport teams and athletes use MAT™ to improve performance. www.muscleactivation.com
• Is affected by Scoliosis
When you have a scoliosis condition your muscular system is unlikely to be efficient.
MAT™ (see chronic injuries) is likely to bring the scoliosis back to where it was at birth and reduce pain and aches.
Progress can be seen/assessed after a few MAT™ treatments.
• Experiences pain in joints
Stronger and improved muscle functioning will also reduce joint stresses that lead to, or exacerbate, arthritic conditions.
- Annelies Damen
When I first came to PT Plus, I thought that I was coming to a normal Personal Trainer. My objective was to improve my level of fitness. I had unsuccessfully been trying to eliminate certain discomforts (stiff neck, back pain) which had developed, and wanted to improve my fitness in spite of these problems.James Jones
Knowledge of the muscular system
More than 300 muscle tests can be used to assess which muscles or specific muscle fibres are inhibited or weak.
MAT™ treatment will restore the communication of the Central Nervous System (CNS) with the muscles and improve the ability of the muscles to contract.
The treatment is followed by MAT™ exercises to strengthen and reinforce.
MAT™ reduces pain and discomfort from chronic injuries, resolves sport injuries, improves athletic performance and keeps you young!
PT Plus Muscle Activation Techniques
The only specialist centre in the Netherlands. Muscle Activation Techniques™ is a revolutionary approach to assess and correct muscular imbalances within the human body. Overload, stress, injury and ageing causes muscles to become inhibited or weak. MAT™ restores contractile efficiency of the muscular system, ensuring it can function with maximum efficiency. MAT™ helps people of all ages to reduce injuries, improve sport performance and maintain health and youth.
Herculesstraat 28 – 1076 SM Amsterdam
Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM