MAT For Athletic Trainers

Differentiate Yourself Amongst Other Sports Industry Athletic Trainers By Being Able To Utilize MAT’s Checks & Balances System

Imagine being the one on the field ready to assess and address noticeable muscle tightness and dysfunction on your teams athletes in a matter of moments. Being able to know exactly how an athlete’s system will be effected by a force (weight training, sprints, repetitive movements over hours of practice, tackling, etc) moving through their passive structures such as joints, ligaments, bones, and tissue.
Every athlete has a medical history and regardless of where they are in the game or healing from an injury, you could be able to dictate how they would handle such forces in season and in the off season. MAT Practitioners are able to help prepare, prevent, and preserve an athlete’s muscular system, regardless of their age and ability, to stay happy and healthy!
When athletes have muscles that have been weakened due to stress, trauma, or overuse, the resultant inflammation alters the communication between the nervous system and the muscular system. This results in a neurological weakness that cannot be always be corrected by traditional and conventional exercise, rehabilitation protocols, or further training. When you have this altered communication between the two systems, training alone will not strengthen the loss in communication. In order to help relieve discomfort and reduce inflammation to allow the body to heal, you must first active the muscles which in turn improves this necessary communication.

Matt Toth

“The MAT program is an incredible tool to have in your belt. Sometimes you do not have a long time to treat a player and this process helps you quickly identify deficiencies in ranges of motions, treat, and get them back out onto the field in just a couple of minutes. I can’t say enough on how this program has changed the way I treat professional athletes.”
- MLB Athletic Trainer

MAT Has A Unique Perspective On Muscle Tightness Which Gives Athletic Trainers With A MAT Certification The Advantage

MAT looks at muscle tightness as being a symptom that relates to underlying weaknesses. Whenever you have stress, trauma, or overuse to the body, the resultant inflammation alters the communication between the nervous system and the muscular system so that the muscles cannot contract efficiently. When muscles can’t contact efficiently, they cannot shorten efficiently and they actually weaken due to lack of neurological input.

With MAT, we focus on the muscle weakness aspect of the muscle dysfunction. Through specific activation techniques that improve the communication between the nervous system and the muscular system, not only do the associated muscles get stronger, but the protective tightening of other muscles goes away. 


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“Managing a fitness facility – training trainers and working with clients. I myself was so broken down I had to quit working out. I had tried everything to get my body on track, but couldn’t get over chronic pain at 26 years old.In my search I stumbled upon MAT, and thought MAT made more sense than anything I encountered. It is by far the most rewarding and challenging thing I’ve ever done.”
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