The MAT Process

Step One:  A full body Range of Motion (ROM) exam which is designed to identify limitations in range as well as asymmetries.

Step Two:  Once positional limitations of ROM have been identified, we must uncover the weaknesses due to those limitations.  We need to test the muscles that take you into those ranges and we do this through specific muscle testing.  We are looking to identify positions of instability and to see if a muscle can contract on demand.

Step Three: Once the positions of instability have been identified, the neurological connection must be restored.  Essentially your brain needs to be able to talk to your muscles and vice versa.  Think of it as jumpstarting your car.  To strengthen these positions of instability, specific, graded-intensity isometrics or precise palpation are used to restore proper communication to the muscle.

Step Four: Re-test to make sure that the ROM and strength have been restored.

The results: Increased ROM and strength, decrease or elimination of pain, and creation of a advantageous environment for healing.