Knewtson Health Group

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I have dealt with neck and back issues for years due to being a nurse. MAT® treatments are so personalized, focused, educational, and I have never experienced results so instantaneous. It blows my mind every time!” -Lee, 39, Nurse Practitioner 

Muscle Activation Technique (MAT)


“Get your muscles to work the way they should be working to help your injury recover even faster.” -Matt Ladley, Professional Snowboarder, USA Snowboarding Team, Winter X Games

Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) is a non-invasive, systematic approach to find muscular imbalances within the body. Throughout our lives whether from injury, aging, or sport, the amount of stress being put on our body accumulates. Overtime, muscles cannot tolerate the level of stress and lose their ability to contract efficiently and on demand. These stressors can range from a variety of chronic diseases, trauma, overuse, the negative side effects of working a sedentary job, and many more. When we lose the ability to recruit muscles in the correct way, our bodies are forced to compensate for it elsewhere. Compensation patterns in the body can lead to overuse of other muscles that make up for that loss. It can also lead to instability and irregular torque in our joints. MAT is effective in treating existing pain and tightness within the body as it seeks to find the root problem that is causing discomfort. Additionally, it is crucial in preventing future injuries by insuring that joints are stable and can move through their full range of motion.

In addition to restoring proper muscle balance and joint range of motion, MAT increases the overall function of the muscular system. This increase creates a strong foundation for the body to optimally perform while working on strengthening and training.

Most sessions are an hour long and will always begin with a range of motion exam. The exam will focus on your neuromuscular system’s ability to contract and individual muscle on demand. The practitioner’s focus is to pinpoint exactly which muscles aren’t working correctly, and activate them if found weak. By the end of the session, the client should have a restored symmetrical range of motion.

MAT is effective for people of all ages and has allowed a large population to find relief where they couldn’t elsewhere. It works well alongside chiropractic to get muscles firing and working that are crucial to maintain the alignment of skeletal bones after an adjustment. To learn more about MAT, how it works, and how you can benefit from it, contact Delaney Harnell at 952-388-9192 or schedule an appointment here.