Understanding Muscle Activations Techniques: What Is It and How Can It Help with Chronic Pain?

Scott Lamb
March 7, 2023 0 Comment

In order to relieve chronic pain, Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) identifies and addresses muscular imbalances. This therapy helps relieve pain, improve mobility, and boost athletic performance by targeting specific muscle groups and correcting imbalances.

This is how it works.

The first step to understanding MAT is to understand how muscles work. Over 600 muscles work together in the human body. Bones and joints are moved by muscles controlled by nerves and tendons.

Muscles contract and shorten when activated, pulling tendons and moving bones. Muscles remain relaxed when they are not activated, which can cause muscular imbalances, which can lead to chronic pain.

Manual muscle testing and range-of-motion assessments are used by MAT practitioners to identify muscle imbalances. They then use precise, targeted techniques to activate underused muscles and relax overactive ones. It is possible to relieve pain, improve mobility, and improve athletic performance by restoring balance to the musculoskeletal system.

Who’s it for?

Anyone who suffers from chronic pain, whether it’s caused by injury, overuse, or just general wear and tear, can benefit from MAT techniques. Sports that involve high impact, such as running, jumping, or weightlifting, can cause muscle imbalances, which can lead to chronic pain and injury.

People with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue syndrome may also benefit from MAT. By targeting the specific muscles that are affected by these conditions, MAT can help alleviate these symptoms.

Non-invasive MAT does not involve medicine or surgery. Rather, it restores muscle function, which can reduce pain and improve health. Additionally, MAT can be used in conjunction with other therapies, such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, or massage.

My final thoughts

MAT can relieve chronic pain. Typically, it is performed by professionals with extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and the techniques required to treat imbalances. Even though some discomfort may occur during treatment, most patients say the treatment is safe and well-tolerated.

Take advantage of a complimentary consultation/assessment to learn how Muscle Activation Techniques can help you restore muscle function and increase your range of motion. 

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