Upper Cumberland Muscle Mechanic

What is Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT)? A biomechanically based system (fancy word for movement) designed to number 1 identify and number 2 correct ANY muscular imbalances that are contributing to chronic pain, stiffness, and injury.

Muscle Activation Techniques

Hello, my name is Rob Gaw. I am a certified Muscle Activation Specialist – M.A.T. and a level 3 CrossFit trainer and I am excited to share with you what I have to offer. Never heard of MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques) you say? MAT is a revolutionary approach to the assessment and correction of muscular imbalances, joint instability, and limitations in range of motion that are contributing to chronic pain and injury.  MAT’s are designed and customized for all age groups and has proven healthy improvements to those who take advantage of it. Everyone from elite athletes to rehabilitation patients, and of course those who are in between!

In a 1 on 1 session, we will evaluate your muscles ability to produce efficient muscle contraction. When a muscle does not fire properly, it proves a loss of range of motion and therefore a decrease in physical performance. Our goal is to give your muscular system the stability it needs and to get you moving better whether in the gym, the sports field, or getting up and down stairs without pain.

In a session, we will start with a range of motion assessment. Then based on any limitation we find, we will test each individual muscle that contributes to that range of motion to see if they are activating. For the muscles that we find not contracting effectively, we will manipulate those muscles into activating through palpation or isometric contraction. After the manipulation, a retest will be performed to help range of motion. This will give your body the stability it needs for a hard training session, sports training, and daily movements.

To schedule an appointment call or text 615-429-9933. Click right here on the website, or visit Facebook or Instagram page Upper Cumberland Muscle Mechanic. Located at 975 Greenland Ave. Cookeville, TN 38501.


           Rob Gaw    






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