MAT For Physical Therapists

MAT Serves Physical Therapists With The Ability To Confirm That An Individual System Is Able To Tolerate PT Protocols

MAT serves Physical Therapists with the ability to utilize a check and balances system so that they are able to confirm how an individual system is able to tolerate PT protocols and exercises. This checks and balances system enables them (PTs) to identify and correct muscular imbalances that relate to altered communication within the nervous system.

For Example: Soft tissue manipulation can be beneficial in breaking up scar tissue in a post op situation but without the proper ability to check how that effected (affected?? ugh grammar) that client’s individual system may leave them (the client) vulnerable and unstable according to their unique tolerance level

MAT helps Physical Therapists improve the communication between the nervous system and the muscular system in order for the muscles to most effectively stabilize joints, tolerate forces, and protect the body from injury.

When we mention forces we mean anything from throwing a football 50 times with your son in the backyard, jogging with your dog in the mornings, getting an ACL surgery, or weight training. Everyone’s system is able to “tolerate” a different level of forces based on their individual medical history and their current state of health. With MAT, PTs have the ability to see a base line of where they (the client) is at in this moment of time while taking into account previous injuries.


Shannon Maixner

“I was just speaking with a Physical Therapist who has owned his own practice for 21 years and is now shutting it down because of insurance reimbursements. They are getting closer and closer and telling us that we can only see patients for x amount of visits or a certain amount of money is all that they will reimburse us for. What I am finding with MAT is that it can be a cash based system so its very good to supplement that so that physical therapy practices can survive and thrive.
- MATRX Practitioner and Physical Therapist

Mat Gives Physical Therapists The Ability To Create A More Customized Treatment Plan Based On Each Client’s Needs.

This in turn creates a unique experience that other licensed medical professionals aren’t able to provide due to their insurance-based protocols. This is beneficial in post op treatment because PTs can work, using their MAT skillset, to “turn these muscles back on” and create a more stable environment for the client’s body to heal.

Most PTs must follow a specific course for treatment protocols according to typical healing pathways from said injury or surgery recovery. While this can be a helpful baseline to review, one must remember that each individual system is unique and therefore different treatment options may need to be introduced and utilized to ensure proper healing


Laura Whiteley

“I had a military vet come to me with neck pain and he had been seen by every medical provider. They were getting ready to insert a pain pump into his neck because they couldn’t solve his issues. We did MAT twice and he came to me the next morning, I was actually running on the treadmill at the gym and he came up and stopped me with tears in his eyes and said “I woke up this morning with no pain.”
- MATRX Practitioner and Physical Therapist