Muscle Activation Technique® (MAT) is the greatest thing to happen to our son. We say this for three reasons. First our son severely injured his back when he was a senior in college. He had 2 vertebras in his lower back fused which caused more pain. The fusion left him unable to bend at the waist and touch his toes. He suffered in pain most of his life. After receiving several years of MAT® sessions, MAT® gave him his quality of life back and pain free. He is now able to bend at the waist and finally touch his toes. After Chris earned his certification as a MAT® Specialist, he has been able to assist hundreds of others to achieve a better quality of life. What a wonderful gift to be able to assist others! Finally as a MAT® Specialist, Chris has continued to improve his technique by attending classes and working with other MAT® Specialists. He has worked extremely hard at achieving a very successful and profitable practice in Asbury Park. Since becoming a MAT® Specialist, Chris’ body mind and soul have become whole again!
Chris Verdi and MAT®Rx has made a dramatic improvement to the quality of my life. Back surgery to repair a herniated disk five years ago left me with random nerve pain, stiff muscles, and a limited range of motion. Activities I had previously taken for granted such as lifting weights, hiking, and even simply walking were at times challenging. I tried physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, and Rolfing all of which did not address the underlying cause of my issues and only provided temporary relief. Chris was adamant that MAT®Rx would address the cause of my dysfunction and allow my body to function as it was intended to function. He explained that MAT®Rx is not a quick fix but a process that over time will be transformative. He has been right on the money!! After approximately one year of MAT®Rx most of my issues have been resolved and once I have completed the entire MAT®Rx process I am confident not one single issue will remain.
MAT®/MAT®Rx has kept me healthy so that I can continue being an active grandmother and trail runner. As I age, I’m 72 years old, my joints, bones, muscles and posture need attention to keep working optimally. In the past I have used chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, orthopedic steroid injections, applied kinesiology, autonomic response testing, and other modalities. In comparison, MAT®/MAT®Rx has been the most worthwhile and successful means of keeping me strong, balanced and pain-free. My practitioner, Chris Verdi, expertly identifies at each session, the areas that need attention. His concentration and systematic application of the technique is remarkable. It far surpasses the experiences that I have ever had from any other technique or practitioner. I have recommended this modality to friends who are anticipating joint replacement or are in pain from arthritis, and other age or activity-related challenges. Unfortunately, there are very few qualified therapists who have learned MAT®/MAT®Rx. The few therapists in the NY metropolitan area are so over-booked that they are rarely able to take new clients. The need is great and the supply is minimal.
I came to see Chris about seven years ago because I had started having pain in my left knee and hip to the point that I had developed a limp. I had already done four months of physical therapy and had been seeing a chiropractor. I actually felt that I had gotten worse; I certainly didn’t get any relief from my pain. After working with Chris for a while, my pain level was better, I could walk without limping, and I had learned a lot more about my body and how to keep it healthy. I have continued seeing Chris since he has been learning MATRx, and I am functioning at a much higher level than anyone could expect given the structural issues I have. There is no doubt in my mind that this is thanks to Chris and MAT. Chris is a true gift to his clients; he is kind, knowledgeable, thorough, and brilliant at what he does. He has helped me more than anyone and I plan on continuing to have MAT sessions for the rest of my life, hopefully with Chris for as long as he continues to practice this incredible modality!
I have continued to work with Chris these past six years, beginning MAT®Rx sessions about a year and a half ago. I have gained strength, control, and overall awareness of my body in this time, and have been able to reverse some of the weaknesses I had developed due to Spinal Muscular Atrophy. My knees only give in times of extreme fatigue, and my body recovers much faster than it did pre-MAT®. Having endured many years without proper contractibility, I can certainly feel when a muscle is contracting properly; it oftentimes brings me to tears, I am so thankful.
I have been doing MAT® work with Chris Verdi since 2012, and I continue to do MAT® with Chris because it greatly improves my life. MAT® has helped with many of my long-term problems, among them, foot issues I’ve had since childhood. My feet always ached, and the orthotics prescribed by various doctors over the years didn’t really help. Now, after doing MAT®, my feet are happily orthotic-free and pain-free. MAT® also helped relieve my chronic back pain by helping me achieve better core stability. I continue to do MAT® to stay ahead of any issues that arise.
I started MAT® treatments from Chris Verdi a year ago for my chronic low back, neck/shoulder, and foot pain. I had tried physical therapy, chiropractic treatments as well as acupuncture but nothing really work. With his skills and extensive knowledge, he is able to reactivate the weak, shut down muscles that causes the pain. I am no longer in constant pain and always quickly recovered from flare ups that would have kept me home for weeks in the past. I am truly grateful to have Chris in the state of NJ!