First the MAT practitioner will start with an assessment. MAT assessment is used to identify positions where a muscle cannot contract on demand and/or sustain a contraction for a specific amount of time. These MAT muscle tests used in the assessment are unique in that they are designed to determine whether muscles can contract on demand and sustain the contraction.
The next step is to activate identified weaknesses in the muscles through either specific isometric muscle contractions or manual palpation. 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.