Joint pains are common among adults and can cause aches and soreness in areas where your bones meet. Pain in the joints happens when damage or disease affects the connections between bones. This can also be caused by an injury. There is a lot in between the bones in our bodies that can cause joint pain include cartilage, bone, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
Our job is to help reduce pain — or eliminate it, and aid in your goals to improve the quality of life.
Scott Lamb became a Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Specialist because of his own battle with Chronic Pain. Scott began as an athlete in his youth. He was blessed to be a Division IAA Football Player at Illinois State University, where he received his Kinesiology Degree. Scott started experiencing back and hip pain at 23 years old.
For years, Scott went to a physical therapist, massage therapist, chiropractors, applied kinesiologist with stretching and strengthening techniques to help with his chronic condition.
His body felt better doing everything prescribed, but other problems started to happen. All of a sudden his shoulder and neck bothered him. Whenever Scott took a break from all the specialists, within 1-2 weeks it seemed like his body just fell apart.
One day while Scott was performing an inner thigh (adductor) stretch, a loud “POP” sound came from his hip. It was the greatest release of tension he ever experienced. Then his wife screamed “YOUR FOOT!” as Scott looked down he noticed his knee was pointing straight and his foot was 90 degrees rotated outward.
There was no pain and he could move his foot. After performing some corrective exercises his foot rotated back about 30 degrees. The next morning he saw that his foot maintained the 30-degree improvement! After discussing with his colleagues, no one knew what happened or why. Everyone was too scared to try and help. While Scott was resting and studying his foot he realized that he could invert his foot but couldn’t evert his foot.
Scott performed these isometrics for 8-10 seconds his foot began to move. Scott also noticed that the muscles that seemed to disappear started to reappear before his eyes! After performing 10-12 repetitions of this eversion isometric, his foot rotated in an additional 50 degrees and he could easily walk around pain-free!
At that moment Scott knew he figured something out but also knew someone else had to have figured this out already. After searching the internet Scott discovered MAT Jumpstart, which taught personal trainers how to use isometrics to correct muscular imbalances. Scott completed the course and knew he discovered the modality that filled the gap between traditional western medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, and personal training.