Meet Grant Wenger, MAT

Muscle Activation Techniques Rx and Mastery Level Practitioner

When I was a high school gymnast, I was in an auto accident that caused massive injuries and nerve damage. Doctors told me that I would never fully walk again. It was during this that I began my study of the human body and rehabilitation techniques. Since then, I’ve continued to study neuromuscular connections and corrective exercise. Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a palpatory, manual, non-invasive approach to assessing and correcting muscular imbalances, joint instability, and limitations in range of motion. I have been humbled to see the effect this technique can have on clients with a variety of conditions ranging from Peripheral Nerve or Spinal Cord Injury to Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes to Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

I have learned the body is capable of a tremendous amount of healing once it is in functional condition – when it can perform efficiently without limitations caused by poor biomechanics. After my first year of MAT training, I have obtained my Master Specialist certification and completed the Rx Mastery Courses, achieving the highest level of training (over two years) available in MAT. I have been practicing MAT for over eight years and every year has brought new insights and challenges to overcome. One of the biggest lessons that accompanied this experience is being able to how clients perform an exercise and what their movement and compensation patterns reveal about their body’s strengths and weaknesses.

Outside of the gym, you will likely find me exploring D.C. and nearby hiking trails with my dog Cash. I am also tackling Colorado’s fourteeners, one at a time.
Muscle Activation Technique Certifications
  • MAT Rx Total Body
  • MAT Rx Foot
  • MAT Rx Hand
  • MAT Masters
  • MAT Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)

Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

TRX Certified Instructor

Ice Chamber Kettlebell Fitness Trainer

Functional Movement Screening (FMS)