FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What makes MAT™ unique?
MAT™ does not force change on the body but instead works with it to make improvements, causing changes in motion via improvements in muscle contraction. An MAT™ specialist listens to your body’s responses and changes their treatment decisions based on these responses. Each client is treated as an individual with their own muscular weaknesses and compensation patterns. Therefore, no treatment session is ever the same. MAT™ does not diagnose or treat pathology, but works to improve a muscle’s contractile capabilities and the resulting range of motion and strength of that muscle/limb. By improving these aspects, a person will see an increased ability for exercise and physical performance. MAT™ differentiates itself from other techniques because it never attempts to directly lengthen or change the muscle by stretching, heating, kneading, or foam rolling. MAT™ is not trying to “relax” muscle, but instead tries to “activate” the muscle, so that your body is better prepared to handle the forces that come from exercise and every day movements.
What is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?
Dry needling, also known as myofascial point dry needling, is a remarkable and completely natural treatment for chronic and acute pain. Dry needling is often used with a larger scope of modalities to enhance the best results of changing the muscle tissue. When needles are inserted into trigger points, they elicit a response that releases the trigger point and restores normal function. The difference between dry needling and acupuncture is that dry needling is used to treat cases of chronic and acute pain without the use of medication, surgical procedures, etc.
What type clothing do I wear?
Please wear athletic clothes that are loose and ok to move around in. We do provide lockers rooms and can change clothes here. If you have a hip, knee or lower leg issue we encourage you to bring shorts
What is included in my session?
Every session is unique to the client and their body’s specific needs that day. We do not upcharge based on services provided but instead use all of our modalities and skills to address pain and improve mobility, strength, and performance.