What is MAT ?
MAT™ was founded on the principle that human movement and exercise are fundamental to human health and that a muscle’s ability to contract efficiently is important for normal movement. Any loss of muscle contraction efficiency may be demonstrated as a loss of motion and decreased physical performance, which may lead to pain and/or the loss of physical capabilities.
MAT™ is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to develop efficient muscle contraction(s) by first comparing left and right side range of motion, as the human body is designed to be symmetrical.
If a movement is determined to be asymmetrical (i.e. one limb has a greater range of motion than then opposite limb) as determined by the Comparative Assessment of Mobility or CAM, then we know that one or more muscles that moves the less mobile limb is potentially weak. The muscles that are responsible for moving the limb further are then assessed by the MAT™ Specialist to determine if they have lost the ability to contract efficiently.
When it has been determined through testing that a muscle has lost its ability to contract, then precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency, re-activating that muscle. As muscles are restored to efficient contraction, MAT™ uses a system of accountability (checks and balances) to ensure that any increases in motion and symmetry are accompanied by improvements in a muscle’s contractile ability.
About the Founder
Greg Roskopf has devoted his career to the study of the "cause and effect" of the muscular system and how it relates to pain. As the author of the Roskopf Principle and the founder of Muscle Activation Techniques he has developed a program (MAT) that fills the gap between the medical and the exercise fields. He has applied his MAT technique to patients and taught Rock Solid Physical Therapy certification courses for decades.
Greg works with clients of various levels of physical capabilities. Greg has also worked as a consultant for various professional sports teams including: the Denver Broncos, the Utah Jazz, and the Denver Nuggets.
PERFECT IN ALL WAYS!
I WORK WITH RYAN COUFAL. WHAT AN AMAZING THERAPIST HE IS. HE HAS BROUGHT ME SOO FAR IN RECOVERY FROM SHOULDER SURGERY. HE EXPLAINS WHAT HE IS WORKING ON AND IS VERY OPEN TO MY FEARS AS WELL AS FRUSTRATIONS REGARDING MOVING FORWARD! HE HAS THE PERSONALITY TO BE SERIOUS AND FUN ALL AT ONCE. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH RYAN AND MAT CHAR CARBONE
I found MAT through a friend right before I was about to have knee surgery. Eryn and her team have helped me get 98% better through the MAT technique and I highly recommend them to anyone who is faced with chronic pain or is contemplating any kind of surgery. THEY ARE AMAZING!
Very helpful to understand my issues and working on treatment plan. Very professional and knowledgeable.
More healthful than massage or PT, MAT is proactive. After five progressive treatments I suffer less low back stiffness, especially golf related.
Very Pleased with the first session. Looking forward to working with you.
I have been struggling with lower back pain for many years (20+). I have tried many avenues to try to improve the way I feel. Dr. Eryn Paetz has done a tremendous job in relieving my pain - in a very short timeline. She has excellent bed-side manner and is thorough in explaining what is going on with you and your body in terms of how MAT supports improving how you feel. She is a true professional and definitely the BEST in her field. I would recommend Rock Solid to anyone who has tried different venues with no relief. I am a true believer in MAT and how quickly it can make you feel great again. Thank you to my son who recommended me to try MAT!!!
We love Rock Solid Physical Therapy!! Thank you for helping my family be well :)
Best Therapists in MAT!
I have been going to Rock Solid Physical Therapy for over a year. Dr. Prusmack referred me for chronic pain and SI issues. I can honestly tell you after 4 hip/ back surgeries, 6 ankle surgeries, neck (c-4 & c-5) surgery and a knee surgery, I have never experienced PT like MAT! Ryan, Erin, and the entire staff are amazing! MAT strengthens your entire body. They prepared my body 3 months prior to my most recent surgery in late June, and are now assisting me throughout my recovery. I recommend Rock Solid PT / MAT to everyone I know/meet who suffers from chronic pain or their body is in need of an adjustment. MAT addresses the actual root cause of your pain vs pain meds or traditional PT/Chiropractic care. Muscles in motion remain in motion! I highly recommend Rock Solid PT/MAT
I am very satisfied of the treatment , and the service. I have been at MAT many years . I have improved a lot in three treatments. Thank you and I referred many patient to you.
The most effective therapy
MAT at Rock Solid PT has helped me more than anything else to restore function post shoulder labrum tear / arthroscopic surgery. I had no functional use post surgery for three months - had to sell my car with a standard transmission and by one with and automatic transmission, plus many other accommodations. MAT has brought my shoulder function back to 90% pre-injury status, and we are not finished with the treatment plan yet. We (Dr. Paetz and I) expect full recovery by the time the treatment plan is finished. More people need to know about MAT!
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