Muscle Tightness Is Secondary to Muscle Weakness



Our diagnostic process utilizes the provider’s hands to identify aberrations in tissue texture, tension, and movement, continuing until the provider determines the root cause of a condition.



Once identified, the condition is targeted by one or more MAT treatment protocols, each combining precise touch with specific patient movements to restore proper function and relieve pain.



Because the MAT system is unique, the results are uncommon. There are no known side effects and most conditions including disorders, are resolved in a few treatment sessions.

How Do I Know If I Have Weak Muscles

The first and major indication is that something may not feel right. This can be seen as joint pain, muscle tension or instability of a joint, or in other words tight hamstrings, tight lower back, shin splints, aching knees, or a hyper-extended joint. Any feelings of pain or tightness can be signs of possible muscle weakness.

The Goal of MAT Is to Address the Weakness Before an Injury Begins To Occur

What Is MAT

MAT® was founded on the principle that human movement and exercise are fundamental to human health and that a muscle’s ability to contract efficiently is important for normal movement. Any loss of muscle contraction efficiency may be demonstrated as a loss of motion and decreased physical performance, which may lead to pain and/or the loss of physical capabilities.

What Makes MAT Unique

MAT® does not force change on the body but instead works with it to make improvements, causing changes in motion via improvements in muscle contraction. An MAT® specialist listens to your body’s responses and changes their treatment decisions based on these responses. Each client is treated as an individual with their own muscular and compensation patterns.

What Causes Muscle Weakness

A multitude of factors such as trauma, stress, or overuse can contribute to muscle weakness. When you exercise, there is a period of exertion and then recovery. It is normal to feel fatigue. When there is trauma, stress or overuse, the muscle may not recover until properly rested. If this is habitual, (i.e. sitting at the computer for hours per day, over the course of many years) then the result can be muscle weakness.

Does MAT Have A Positive Impact On The Aging Process

Yes, MAT is an exercise-based process and research on exercise and its ability to improve health is well established. It is acknowledged that muscles are designed to stabilize the joints, so any improvement in muscle function may prevent the loss of physical performance often associated with arthritis and aging. This can also reduce joint stresses that lead to, or exacerbate, arthritic conditions.

How Do I Determine Which Muscles Are Creating Tightness

We recommend that you visit a qualified MAT® Specialist and have him or her do a thorough assessment. A MAT® Specialist is highly skilled and trained with over 300 individual muscle tests to determine not only which muscles may be weakened, but also which specific fibers of these muscles.