MAT ∙ Troy Ohio
The MAT program was developed by Erik Dalton http://erikdalton.com/about-myoskeletal-alignment/, as a tool to help relieve our nations body pain epidemic. The therapeutic goal is restoration and maximal pain-free movement within postural balance.
This technique Helps to restore function in the skeletal system through muscular work. The technique involves restive stretching, Muscle-balancing techniques with joint-mobilization maneuvers. These maneuvers help to quickly identify and correct dysfunction before they become pain patterns.This technique will require assistance from the client but it can also be incorporated into a 90 minute session with relaxation or deep tissue massage. This technique is beneficial to anyone but pairs well with or adjacent to chiropractic services.
Ultimately, for long-lasting relief of chronic neck/back pain, the MAT system works to achieve these goals:
Balancing the head on the neck
Balancing the neck on the shoulders
Balancing the shoulder girdle on the rib cage
Balancing the pelvis on the femurs
Restoring pain-free movement