Avidity MAT

what is MAT?

Muscle Activation Techniques® is a revolutionary approach to the assessment and correction of muscular imbalances in the body due to injury, aging and sport. It's a straightforward, non-invasive technique providing tools to evaluate an individual's ability to produce muscle contraction and "jumpstart" the muscle to function with maximum efficiency.

Imagine your muscular system works like a sports team. Each player has a specific role within the team. If one player becomes injured, the remaining players need to step up and cover the injured player's position. They do this in addition to their own responsibilities. It can work, but over time the players wear down, become more prone to injury and eventually, if pushed too hard, will shut down.

Your body works in the same way. Each muscle is designed for a specific role working together to make the whole system work. When certain muscles are over-stressed, their ability to operate becomes compromised. The other muscles then tighten up to protect the body. This is called compensation. Over time it can lead to muscular imbalances, which are often the cause of fatigue, joint pain, instability and  limited range of motion.

Muscle Activation Techniques® developed by Greg Roskopf, is based on the principle that muscle tightness is secondary to muscle weakness. Any kind of stress may cause a muscle to become inhibited, lacking a strong neurological connection.  If this occurs, a demand is put on other muscles to do the work creating compensation patterns. The focus of MAT™ is to identify and treat muscle weakness-not tightness. MAT™ helps to correct these muscle imbalances restoring normal body alignment,  improving muscle function, and creating a foundation for optimal muscle strengthening and training, thereby, decreasing pain and reducing the risk of injury.

“Our goal with Muscle Activation Techniques…. Is to provide a sense of stability, and if you provide a sense of stability, the body will give you all the mobility in the world."

-Greg Roskopf MA, the owner and developer of MAT

who?

EVERYONE can benefit from MAT™!

 

For athletes, MAT™ compliments the training process to optimize performance and allows athletes to endure the stress of continuous training and activity.

 

For others, it offers a solution for injured or dysfunctional muscles. Application techniques can restore function and strengthen weak muscles allowing  daily activities and exercise to be enjoyed again.

why?

There are many reasons as to why someone seeks out MAT™. Below are just a few to mention.

  • ​Muscle tightness, muscle weakness, muscle imbalances

  • Limited range of motion

  • Aches and pains

  • Rotator cuff injuries

  • Previous injuries or surgeries (major/minor)

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Tendonitis

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • IT Band Syndrome

  • Patella Tracking

  • Osgood-Schlatters Disease

  • Sever’s Disease

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Spine Instability

  • Symptoms thrown into "I'm just getting older"

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