What is Myoskeletal alignment technique?
The Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques® (MAT) system brings together the most advanced therapeutic strategies to relieve, and ultimately correct, patterns in the body that lead to pain and deterioration. With MAT therapy, clients can be free from pain, avoiding invasive surgery or toxic pain medications.
How do you realign your body?
A doctor or chiropractor can examine your body and determine if you are misaligned. She may perform some adjustments, but she may recommend you continuously practice specific exercises to counteract years of poor posture. Yoga postures, core exercises and spinal stretches can gradually help realign your body.
What is body alignment therapy?
Posture Alignment Therapy is a corrective exercise program that addresses the muscular imbalances that cause misaligned joint position, faulty movements patterns and eventual pain/symptoms. We look at the body as a whole, not just where you are presenting with symptoms, to put the posture puzzle pieces together.
What are two tips you would give them about body alignment to ensure their form is correct?
Keep your feet pointed straight ahead, not to one side. Your knees should face forward. Keep your knees slightly bent. Instead of putting one foot directly in front of the other, keep your feet a few inches apart, lined up under the hip on the same side.
What is a master Myoskeletal therapist?
Master Myoskeletal Therapist certification is one of the most regarded certifications that a massage therapist can receive. There are ten steps to becoming a Master Myoskeletal Therapist. Certification requires 210 hours of MAT training. Hours are earned through a combination of home-study courses and workshops.
How do you tell if your body alignment is off?
Possible signs that your spine is out of alignment include:
- chronic headaches.
- lower back pain.
- neck pain.
- knee pain.
- hip pain.
- frequent illnesses.
- excessive fatigue.
- numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
How do I know if my body is out of alignment?
If your spine isn’t aligned properly, you may be at increased risk of:
- chronic pain.
- joint stiffness.
- slouched posture.
- reduced range of motion.
- decreased mobility.
- discomfort when sitting, standing, and laying down.
- permanent joint and bone deformities.
- broken bones, especially in the spine.
How do you know if you need your back realigned?
1. Look at your Legs – Spine misalignment can cause one leg to feel or actually extend longer than the other. Sit on the edge of your bed or lie down in your bed and see if one of your legs extends further than the other. This is a sign that your spine is out of alignment.
What is perfect body alignment?
Good posture—when you are standing—is the straight vertical alignment of your body from the top of your head, through your body’s center, to the bottom of your feet. The feet should be relaxed with the body’s weight resting on three points: the heel, the base of the big toe, and the little toe.
Why is proper body alignment important?
Proper body alignment allows you to safely perform different tasks throughout the day, and to do so in a way that does not require you to exert unnecessary energy. When your body is not in alignment, your muscles and joints must compensates in ways that increase strain and fatigue.