Trunk & Spine

Trunk & Spine I

The MAT Trunk and Spine I Course gives you the ability to develop a deeper understanding between the relationship of specific muscle functions and joint stability throughout the core and back region of the body, specifically through flexion and spinal sidebend.

Course Details

The MAT Trunk and Spine I Course gives you the ability to develop a deeper understanding between the relationship of specific muscle functions and joint stability throughout the core and back region of the body, specifically through flexion and spinal sidebend. We will teach you our revolutionary hands-on modality that was developed to create optimal motion in your clients by activating muscles that are not contracting efficiently and likely causing your client discomfort and muscle tightness.

You will learn how to properly evaluate range of motion in movements within the trunk and spine region and how to use specific muscular assessments to identify areas of muscle weakness, biomechanical imbalances, and/or movement compensations that are ailing your clientele. Beyond mastering the ability to properly assess a client’s neuromuscular system at the granular level, we teach you our proprietary muscle testing procedure (AMC&S®) that confirms where a client is broken down and what muscles need to be addressed.

Within the MAT Trunk and Spine I course, there are 15 muscle tests that pin point which specific muscles have poor contractile ability through flexion and spinal sidebend – i.e. a muscle’s ability to contract on demand. Alongside these tests are correlating DFAMATs® (muscular palpations on the bony landmarks and insertion points of each muscle in the body) that are used to address and correct a weakened muscle in order to restore stability and mobility through joint motion.

Our goal is for participants to learn our unique systematic format to help their individual clients function with maximum efficiency and give them a better quality of life! 

Content Overview

Continue the Use of MAT CAM® through the Trunk and Spine
Evaluate range of motion to identify biomechanical imbalances within the shoulder using the Comparative Assessment Mobility Evaluation (CAM) procedure. biomechanical imbalances within the hip using the Comparative Assessment Mobility Evaluation (CAM) procedure.
Learn How To Apply Our AMC&S® Techniques
Correlate range of motion limitations to potential muscle weakness through application of the isolated muscle strength test (AMC&S) for the trunk and spine region.
Learn How To Administer Specific DFAMATs®
Apply specific palpation techniques designed to improve neural integrity of inhibited muscles using our Digital Force Application of Muscle Attachment Tissue treatment process (DFAMAT).
Learn How To Master PICs®
Learn how to use the Corrective Positional Iso-angular Contractions (PIC) process for the trunk and spine as an alternative form of stimulation to active position of weakness.
Have The Tools To Confirm
Confirm the technique did increase the neural integrity of the muscle by using the AMC&S test to evaluate the results.

MAT Hip Course Specifics

5 Comparative Assessment of Mobilities
15 Active Muscle Contract and Sustain Tests
15 Positional Isometric Contractions
15 Digital Force Application to Muscle Attachment Tissues
Virtual Feedback on Practical Work
The Trunk and Spine I Course includes feedback from the instructor to ensure practical application is implemented appropriately.

Video Details

There are 29 proprietary step-by-step, multi-angled videos to allow for a more well-rounded digital learning experience. Our videos go hand in hand with the content presented in the MAT Trunk and Spine I eBook that is embedded in the course alongside the correlating videos.

Bonus! The ability to interact with the course material, other participants within the course, and our advanced course instructors allows for participants to ask questions as they progress through each chapter more than ever before! We are excited for you to get started now and see for yourself how powerful this community continues to be.

What Will You Learn

In taking the Trunk and Spine Course, you will gain insider knowledge on Greg Roskopf’s past and current developments that are paving the way toward a new industry in neuromuscular health. 

Learning MAT will provide you with the ability to help clients increase range of motion, accelerate recovery, and unleash the body’s healing power.

You will learn valuable tools that will allow you to start seeing more positive physical changes with your clients right away. Take a peek inside our MAT Trunk and Spine Course below:

Why Muscle Tightness Is Caused By Muscle Weakness:
Learn why the primary principle behind MAT, muscle tightness is the result of muscle weakness. It is more powerful than any other mindset out there.
What Causes Muscle Weakness:
Where there is stress, trauma, or overuse of a muscle, and the strength tolerance level of that muscle has been exceeded, the resulting inflammation alters the communication between the nervous system and that muscle. The muscle can no longer recover properly, thus it progressively weakens. Learn how to assess, address, and correct these weaknesses for your clients.
What Causes Muscle Dysfunction:
Learn about how muscle dysfunction is caused by the interaction of local and systemic factors, why it happens, and what can be done to fix it.
The Role Of Inflammation And How MAT Helps:
Learn how to utilize the skills taught exclusively by Greg Roskopf to help address and further negate the resulting inflammation that inevitably occurs from stress, trauma, or overuse to the muscular system.
How MAT Uses Muscle Testing:
Learn how to use specific assessment techniques that are designed to determine where altered neuromuscular function is occurring in the body. Each of your clients will receive the benefit of being treated uniquely towards their own individual muscle weaknesses and compensation patterns.
How the Muscular System Affects All Aspects Of Health:
The muscular system is a powerful body system that gets overlooked in conventional medicine for its direct impact on overall health. Learn how obtaining optimal muscular function will affect your well-being.

What To Take Next


How To Access

Course content is accessible from within the MAT Community app. This content is delivered online and is learn at your own pace with online video lectures, video assignments, reading assignments and virtual feedback from top MAT instructors. 

This Content Includes:

Web, iOS, Android
MAT® Trunk & Spine I Course
29 In-Depth Videos
Multi-Angled Videos
Virtual Feedback From Top MAT Instructors
MAT Community Access
Exclusive Practitioner Forum
1 Year Access