muscle activation techniques
  • Muscle Activation Techniques is an effective tool for improving muscular contractile abilities in end range positions. Through stress, trauma, and overuse muscles can lose their ability to produce adequate tension in there end range positions. Why is this important? If a muscle can’t effectively shorten through its full length you see a correlating loss of range of motion, or mobility, of the related joint or joints to that muscles. Loss of range of motion can often be perceived as things being tight, stiff, and often painful. Instead of thinking of that tight muscles are the cause for loss of mobility, instead MAT’s perspective is that particular muscles are not contracting effectively resulting in tightness, stiffness, and often pain. If this is the case, the solution is to improve the contractile abilities of the weakened muscles, this will result in improvements in tightness, pain, strength, and performance.

  • For those who suffer from low back pain, the symptoms can be quite debilitating and can negatively impact many facets of people’s lives. Lower Back Pain – What are the affects? Not being able to enjoy their favorite activities. Unable to sleep. Unable to work. Unable to play with their children. Unable to do basic daily tasks. Unhappy with their physical abilities. Psychologically stressed and depressed. Treatments for Lower Back Pain Needless to say back pain is a serious concern for many people of all ages. There are a variety of treatment and exercise options that aim to address back …