Who may benefit from MAT® Therapy?
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.
Athletes, fitness enthusiasts, active or sedentary individuals of all ages who:
• Suffer 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 250 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 30 years ago, many professional sport teams and athletes use MAT® to improve performance. www.muscleactivation.com
• Experience pain or tightness as a result of 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.
• Experience pain in joints
Stronger and improved muscle functioning will also reduce joint stresses that lead to, or exacerbate, arthritic conditions.
• Would like to prevent muscle loss as a result of ageing; 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.
Knowledge of the muscular system
Step 1: Over 250 muscle tests can be used to evaluate which muscles or specific muscle fibers are not responding or weak.
Step 2: The treatment restores the neurological contact between the muscles and the brain and improves the muscles’ ability to contract.
Step 3: Exercise therapy together with the physiotherapist and exercises at home strengthen the muscles.
PT Plus Muscle Activation Techniques®
PT Plus Physiotherapy is for everyone from young to old; Whether or not you exercise, are a recreational runner, are recovering from a sports injury or exercise at a high level, the PT Plus method adapts to your wishes and needs.
Herculesstraat 28 – 1076 SM Amsterdam
Rijksstraatweg 154 – 3632 AH Loenen aan de Vecht
Tuesday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM