Testimonials From Our Bay Area Clients
Professional Football Player
49ers running back Frank Gore: (on how muscle activation therapy has helped him) “It has helped me a lot. Sometimes, after games, it usually takes me two-to-three days to get the soreness out. I go to Derek. I see him that Monday and he gets my muscles re-energized. I could be feeling real good that Wednesday and ready to go by Friday. I could play the game that Friday. He’s been doing a great job with me. I’m happy that he came in my life at this stage in my career. He helped me a lot.”
As a gymnast I’m accustomed to feeling a bit out of order most of the time, but after a few sessions I noticed that my body reacted much better to my training and that I did not wake up with the same stiffness as usual. I was completely convinced that MAT worked when I showed up unable to move my neck or arms, and after an hour I was remarkably improved. My neck went from being in complete spasm and having no strength to having full strength and much less tightness. Laura and Derek are excellent at what they do, and they have the ability to transform people’s lives. -Taylor Madison
“Five years ago I fell and dislocated my shoulder. I was in a lot of pain and lost the ability to lift my arm. After six weeks of physical therapy I was able to move my arm about 45 degrees from my side. I was content with that because I was told there was nothing more that could be done. After graduate school Laura come back to the bay area. She took one look at my arm and said to me that she could help me. I thought sure, maybe but it will probably take forever. I was completely wrong. Two sessions later my range of motion was completely restored…2 sessions! I literally was in shock. How come none of my Doctors or Physical Therapists could help me and MAT could? Laura explained the science behind her practice and why it really was simply that easy. I have since recommended all my family and friends to her. They too have had amazing results. I am so happy and astounded at the power of this technique.”
5x Ironman World Championship Qualifier, Winner of IM Coeur D’Alene, New Zealand, Hawaii 70.3. September 16, 2009 Monique was hit by a van while on her road bike on Lucas Valley Road. Her injuries were life threatening and devastating. Her life has changed forever.
“MAT has been the foundation of my recovery. “I could barely walk, hold myself up unsupported or use my upper body (arms) when I started receiving MAT treatments. With each treatment, I noticed a significant improvement in my strength, range of motion and decrease in pain. I would not be functioning the way I am today without MAT.”
Australian Ultra Marathon Champion 2005, 2000 Sydney Olympic Torch Runner, 4x top 5 ultra marathon runner. (In July 2010, 10 weeks after starting her MAT treatments Felicity defied all odds and entered her first half Ironman. She podiumed! She came in 2nd in her age group and 10th overall. She competed in her first full Ironman in November 2011. Flick placed top ten in all half ironman and ironman races 2011/2012 as well as qualifying for the World Championship 70.3 Ironman Championships in 2011 and 2012 going sub 5hours at Vineman 70.3. 2012 was a break though year for her winning her highly contested AG at Ironman Kentucky one of the hardest Ironmans on the circuit in just her third ironman, thus qualifying her for the Kona Ironman world championships. She finished 33rd in THE WORLD, she also won two Aqua bike long course competitions, and was 2nd at the regional aqua bike championships 2012. She was selected to the prestigious Elite Team Timex Triathlon Team for 2013 which is comprised of 16 hand selected women and men triathletes from around the world. )
“I truly believe Norcal Muscle Clinic is the answer to reaching your maximum potential as an athlete. April 10, 2010 I crashed my bike. A handle bar went through my knee and a pedal went through my foot. After surgery I was told my triathlon season was over. I sought help at Norcal Muscle Clinic. All I can say is unbelievable! Eight weeks post surgery and I clocked a 250 mile bike ride, 15,000 yard swim and my first run of seven miles was pain free.
Mat is the key to success and what will make the difference from being a good athlete to becoming a great athlete. As athlete’s we seek everything we can to be even the smallest percentage faster. I have personally experienced a huge improvement in my performance since receiving treatment from Norcal Muscle Clinic; who truly believe that our success is theirs as well. Much time is spent on making sure the right equipment and nutrition is met but in my eyes MAT therapy is the secret to recovery and performing at your optimal level. Norcal Muscle Clinic, thanks for helping me live my dream, you rock my world!”
Mother, Winner AG Ironman Arizona, Qualifier Ironman World Championships, Believer in MAT.
“As an Ironman Triathlete I train 18-30 hours a week. I rely on MAT to keep my muscles active. MAT helped me reach my goal of qualifying for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, 10/2010. I would recommend MAT to anyone!”
President and Co-Founder of PacWest Athletics, USA Triathlon and Track Coach, 2x Ironman Finisher, Boston and New York City Marathon finisher.
“Derek and Laura specialize in MAT. It is AMAZING. I can not give it any higher praise. The results and benefits it has had in my performance and recovery during my training and racing before Ironman Coeur D’Alene were incredible.”
Norcal State Mountain Bike Champion category 1 racer. Beat all of the pros at the Skyline Mountain Bike Race in Napa Valley, CA; races for Shelia Moon Big Swingin’ Cycles and Independent Fabrications Bicycles Mountain Bike Team.
“MAT treatments have been an incredible tool for my training. It has allowed me to maintain joint mobility instead of increasing tightness in my hips and back that typically comes from hard training on a bike. Even as I close in on 40 I am having one of my most successful seasons ever and beating competition much younger than me.”
Founder/Personal Trainer @ Sausalito Fit
Muscle Activation Technique has helped me overcome injuries I have had for years. I go to the Norcal Muscle Clinic in Marin. Derek and Laura have changed the way I look at physical rehabilitation and maintenance. As a personal trainer, I come across clients with many different physical challenges. Three of my clients have now tried M.A.T., and have all seen vast improvements with injuries, tightness, limited mobility, and weakness.
M.A.T. is what has been missing in fitness and rehabilitation for so long, and it is vital for those looking to increase body awareness.
“The treatment is amazingly simple and the results were nothing short of remarkable. After 20+ years of back and neck pain, dozens of doctors, chiropractors, drugs and surgeries, my neck pain was gone after one treatment and the relief was instant. I would recommend it to anyone.”