Ever had a niggling injury you can't seem to recover from? Ever had joint pain despite no real structural issues? Have you tried stretching, massage and other forms of therapy but not seen any improvement?
In many cases this can be attributed to a lack of contractile efficiency of muscle. When a muscle cannot efficiently contract, load is picked up by either:
The above situations are not ideal as they essentially lead to excessive load being placed on these passive structures. In the long run this can lead to joint deterioration, tendinitis or arthritis. These situations can possibly be remedied/prevented by improving the contractile efficiency of muscle. Muscle is the stuff that supports these passive structures.
Through MAT® we can identify which muscles are weak and then take action to strengthen these weaknesses. A MAT® session involves a full assessment of range of motion followed by manual muscle testing, where precise forces are applied to restore the contractile efficiency of muscle.
Once an inhibited muscle is able to contract again, it has the potential to take load off passive structures and reduce compensation... which may ultimately restore normal function and reduce pain as a result.