MAT® Practitioner Testimony: Laura Whiteley
Published on November 25, 2019 by Krissy Jackson
A growing number of physical trainers, chiropractors, and physical therapists all believe in the power of Muscle Activation Techniques. 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 is MAT ® ?
MAT® is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s) by first comparing left and right side range of motion, as the human body is designed to be symmetrical.
What are the goals of MAT ® ?
Health professionals of varying backgrounds use Muscle Activation Techniques to help improve the dexterity, contractility and recovery of their patients. Although their individual goals vary, the core goals of MAT ® are to:
- Determines whether or not the brain properly signals to your muscles to contract when necessary.
- Identifies which muscles are not receiving neural input by performing range of motion tests.
- Improves the stability of your joints and reactivates muscles and their ability to contract on demand.
- Provide a checks and balances system. MAT ® ensures that when mobility increases, there is balanced contraction in your motions.
Laura’s Story: Physical Therapist and MAT® Practitioner
Laura was originally skeptical of the MAT® methodology. After her experiences as a client with a fellow MAT® practitioner, she couldn’t wait to learn about MAT ® herself. Laura now works on a wide range of clientele as a physical therapist and a MAT® practitioner.
How Becoming a MAT ® Practitioner Helps Physical Therapists
A physical therapy career allows license holders to easily add MAT® to their daily practice. Most importantly, this helps because it gives them a checks and balances system for muscle efficiency. Additionally, becoming a MAT® Practitioner helps them to create individual treatments for their patients. Their skillset allows them to create a unique experience that other medical licensed professionals cannot provide because of their insurance-based protocols.
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Want to Learn More?
Did Laura’s experiences with MAT ® inspire you? Interested in learning more about Muscle Activation Techniques® ? This 36 college credit program to becoming an MAT® Specialist can be completed in as few as 4 quarters*. This program is offered online with a lab component at the end of each quarter. This program is 4 continuous quarters over the course of 12 months: Lower Body, Upper Body, Trunk and Spine, and Cervical, Hand/Foot. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Contact us today to learn more about becoming Muscle Activation Techniques® certified.
Each 12 week MAT® module concludes with a required, 2-day lab at the state of the art MAT® Headquarters in Denver, CO. Contact us for more information and to get started today.
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