MAT® Jumpstart Program

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Enhance Your Practice

  • Offer clients a solution that addresses the muscular systems role in their chronic pain and injury.
  • Objectively evaluate, identify, and adjust biomechanical and muscular imbalances within the human body.
  • See how certain forms of exercise may lead to dysfunction and how to correct it.
  • ***Classes open to all*** The Jumpstart classes are NOT a prerequisite for the Specialist program.
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Upcoming Jumpstarts

Jumpstart Series – Toronto (October – December 2018)

October` 20 @ 8:30 am - December` 16 @ 5:30 pm

Jumpstart Series – Denver, CO (January-February 2019)

Jan 5, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

MAT® Jumpstart Series – Querétaro, Mexico (WA SALUD) – February-April, 2019

Feb 2, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019

Jumpstart Series Madrid, Spain

Mar 23, 2019 - May 19, 2019

Jumpstart Series – Denver, CO (July-October 2019)

Jul 27, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019


Designed for trainers and therapists

“Our introductory course is our Jumpstart Program. This course is designed for trainers and therapists that are working in the exercise environment. The program allows us to give a quick screening process to identify positional weaknesses and then through isometric contractions be able to restore strength through those positions of weakness and improve over all function and motion.” – Greg Roskopf, MAT® Founder and Developer

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Learn in Jumpstarts

  • Background on the development of MAT® and its decades long history of helping people
  • The Roskopf Principle and its focus on muscle contractile efficiency relative to limitations in Range of Motion.
  • CAM® (Comparative Assessment of Mobility) testing to evaluate your client’s mobility and compensation patterns.
  • Isometric exercises to re-stimulate weak muscles for more efficient contraction

Opportunity with Jumpstarts

  • Deliver beneficial services to your clients allowing you to charge accordingly for your services.
  • See customers experience rapid improvements and experience their increased loyalty to your business.
  • Starting in 2017, we are approved CEU providers for American Council of Exercise (ACE) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for our Jumpstart Programs.

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FAQs

Each of the MAT® education programs are comprised of theory and practical application which can be learned in a classroom and online. We currently offer online modules of the Specialist Program in collaboration with Broadview University. Learn more by clicking here!
The Muscle Activation Techniques® Jumpstart program.is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and American Council of Exercise (ACE) as a Continuing Education Provider. Our provider information is as follows: 1.6 ACE CECs – Course #CEP115378 1.6 NASM CEU’s – Provider # 584  
The MAT® Jumpstart is not our MAT® Specialist certification program, but there is an optional exam available for Jumpstart students. Once you complete all three Jumpstart modules, and pass the written and practical portion of the optional Jumpstart exam, you will receive a certificate indicating that you are MAT® Jumpstart Certified.  MAT® will begin to display Jumpstart Certified students on its website directory in the near future.
The cost is $425 per module of the Jumpstart Course. We highly encourage all Jumpstart students to take the Jumpstart exam after you have completing the three modules. For all U.S. courses the cost for the exam is $75 (this fee includes both the written and practical portions). For questions on international testing, please contact support@muscleactivation.com.
The MAT® Jumpstart program currently does not have a CEC (continuing Education Credits) requirement to retain your Jumpstart certification.

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Course Details

This 6-day program has three intensive modules: Lower Body, Upper Body, and Trunk & Spine. This series is the foundation to Muscle Activation Techniques®, and an introduction to the neurophysiology, biomechanics, and practical application of MAT®.

Objectives

  • Teach therapists and trainers how to objectively evaluate and identify biomechanical imbalances within the human body.
  • Understand how biomechanical imbalances lead to repetitive stress and chronic overuse injuries.
  • Fill in the missing link within the exercise continuum.
  • Create an awareness that certain forms of exercise may lead to dysfunction.
  • Give therapists and trainers a system to check whether their treatment is working or not.
  • Examine how muscle tightness is secondary to muscle weakness.
  • Show how to identify and eliminate positional weaknesses that may lead to injury or further compensation.

Typical Schedule

Saturday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday*: 8:30am – 5:30pm

*Please note that class ends slightly early on Sunday of the last weekend to allow time for Jumpstart certification testing.



Interested in Hosting a Jumpstart?

We love hearing from partners in the community who are interested in hosting a Jumpstart Course. Please contact the MAT® Jumpstart Coordinator at: support@muscleactivation.com.