How do I determine for myself which muscles are creating the tightness, discomfort or loss of physical performance in my body?
We recommend that you visit a qualified MAT™ Specialist and have him or her do a thorough assessment. A MAT™ Specialist is highly skilled and trained with over 300 individual muscle tests to determine not only which muscles may be weakened, but also which specific fibers of these muscles.
What about strength training, stretching, or even yoga – Can’t these correct weakened muscles?
The answer is – maybe. If you have muscles that have been weakened due to prolonged stress or sudden trauma, then moving them into a position of vulnerability (contraction) may result in other muscles taking over or compensating. This leads to the weak muscles staying weak and the strong muscles getting stronger. This can lead to joint deterioration and chronic problems like tendonitis and arthritis due to imbalanced forces acting on the joint. The best course of action is to properly assess which specific motions are limited and which muscles are weakened and then to take a course of action to improve your muscle function.
MAT™ can tell you which muscles are weak, and then give you the tools to improve these weaknesses, so that you can get back to participating in the sports/activities that you enjoy from a position of strength.
If I am an athlete, will MAT help improve my performance and keep me healthy?
MAT™ is a technique that helps athletes recover from competitive stress quickly and help them prevent future injuries. MAT™ prepares the body to be more efficient in training and athletic performance. In order to reach optimal performance capabilities, an athlete is forced to train at high intensity levels. Because of this, there is always the risk for injury. Some athletes may be predisposed to an injury, due to muscular contraction inefficiencies that place increased stress on joints and tissues. When training at a high level, the inefficiencies are magnified, and sometimes the body can no longer handle the stress, eventually breaking down. It is like driving a car with bad alignment. The faster you drive it, the faster the tires are going to wear out. The body functions in much the same way.
The goal of MAT™ is to address the weakness before an injury occurs. Conventional therapy will typically treat the symptom, but the cause of the problem is typically left unaddressed. The end result is that the athlete does not heal, or they go on to experience repetitive injuries or a more severe injury.
MAT™ not only helps to prevent injuries, but it can also assist a rehabilitation process. By balancing the muscular system, MAT™ provides an improved environment for restoring physical performance. This allows the athlete to return to sport sooner with improved athletic capabilities.
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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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