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Muscle Activation Techniques

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Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a relatively new therapeutic modality in both the general population and the medical community. MAT was developed over 15 years ago by Greg Roskopf, and it has been used primarily in the U.S. by professional sports teams such as the Denver Broncos (football) and the Denver Nuggets (basketball).

MAT uses range of motion assessments that cover every joint in the body. Its practitioners are equipped with over 190 muscle test to help customize treatment to your weakest muscles or positional instabilities. As more and more people begin to realize the power of this tool in terms of restoring and maintaining muscle strength and stability, the subject of Muscle Activation Techniques will become widely and enthusiastically recognized.

The Objectives and Effectiveness of MAT

MAT is an effective tool in increasing a person’s function by activating muscles and producing stable and necessary motion at each joint undergoing treatment. There are specific muscle tests and range of motion assessments that are performed, followed by palpation or massage at both ends of the affected muscle. The end result of a successful treatment at Apana Bodywork is greater muscle firing ability and an increased range of motion.

Muscle Activation Techniques

Generally, our goal is to first determine what you cannot do, then helping you do that with ease by continually assessing and treating all of the muscles that will help overcome that limitation. Although treatments can range in terms of overall success rate, an increase in range of motion and strength can be achieved and maintained within a single session.

Clients generally leave feeling stronger and more balanced. One particularly active client reported a feeling of “everything working together as it should” when he returned to the tennis courts.

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Client Testimonials

"I had trouble going even for short walks and I felt like I had to kick my left leg out in front of me so my daughter recommended me to Madeleine. After four treatments I walked 3 km and for the first time in 11 months I felt pretty comfortable. After a subsequent session I was walking 5 km comfortably and didn’t feel like I had to kick my leg out but like it was doing it on its own. MAT treatments, the gym exercises recommended as well as the corrective exercises all combined to get me here"


Stratford, ON