Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy
Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy is a wonderful bodywork method developed by Dr. Erik Dalton, PhD. Erik spent many years studying with one of the 20th century pioneers in Osteopathic manual medicine in America, the late Dr. Philip Greenman. He also studied with the late Dr. Vladimir Janda, who was known for his neurological and musculoskeletal research and clinical work at the Prague school for rehabilitation. These men were giants in rehabilitation of the locomotor system, and Erik has honored them by spending decades dedicated to incorporating their ideas and techniques with those from Rolfing Structural Integration, into a unique methodology called Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT).
One of the distinguishing characteristics of MAT is that it works with all connective tissues: muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia, nerve, and articular soft tissue, in order to establish structural harmony and symmetry. With deep soft tissue techniques, we can release fascial restrictions at the osseous and articular level. Through artful application of this method, we can help to restore symmetry and postural alignment, improve biomechanics and movement quality, significantly reduce or eliminate musculoskeletal pain, as well as enhance athletic performance.
What conditions may MAT benefit?
- Chronic pain
- Limited mobility
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Hip Pain
- Groin Pain
- Foot Pain
- Muscle Tightness and Stiffness
- TMJ tightness