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Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)

We use Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) to improve movement

What is MAT?

Muscle Activation is a way of restoring muscle function and relieving muscle tightness

Muscles often become tight because they are trying to protect some instability that has arisen around a joint

Instability is usually related to weakness in one or more of the muscles that oppose the tight muscle(s)

The usual response to muscle tightness is to stretch it out, but simply stretching out doesn’t address the cause. It can create more instability

Through arrange of movement assessments we are able to highlight restrictions and then test the strength of associated muscles

Muscles that test weak are then strengthened through manual palpation or via isometric exercises

The muscles are then re tested to ensure the activation has been successful

The result is improved movement around the joint and the removal of tightness

One movement has been restored further strengthening and stretching exercises can be undertaken with more effect  

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