Muscle Activation Techniques™

MAT™ is hands-on bodywork designed to balance the muscular system. Stress, trauma, and overuse can weaken and inhibit muscle function. When this happens, other muscles have to compensate either by tightening up to protect the joint, or by overworking to make up for lost muscle production.This type of compensation often leads to pain, limited movement, tightness, and injury. The MAT™ system identifies and then reactivates weak, inhibited muscles eliminating the need for compensation. Often the result is improved muscular strength and stability, greater freedom of movement and a reduction or elimination of tightness and pain.Mat™ is effective but not limited to treating the following issues:

  • Foot Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Back Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Patellar Femoral Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Whiplash

“I started getting M.A.T.™ treatments from Brant about a year after I had a microdiscectomy/laminecto my at L5/S1. I had blown out a disc and had severe nerve damage and muscular atrophy throughout my left leg. After a long post-op PT I was still far from a normal performance level. I went to see Brant, and on the FIRST DAY had significant functional strength gains. The treatment was first class and amazing. M.A.T. is powerful stuff and he handles it with great skill – the results are immediate and lasting. If you are an athlete in need of serious rehabilitation or help in identifying past mechanisms of injury, this is absolutely your guy, but I can also strongly recommend him to anyone who needs help with range of motion and alignment issues. This guy has the touch. I credit him with being able to return to and sustain an activity level my doctors said would never happen.” –Justin B., Montclaire NJ