The trainer is referring to Muscle Activation Technique, a technique that is similar to what we do as physical therapists(isometric break testing) to determine a muscle weak points. The physical therapy community is not very supportive of this approach as it is stepping the line of scope of practice..
When going to IDEA conferences, I listened to Greg Roskopf who has developed a MAT curriculum. You find more information on his web site www.muscleactivation.com.
I know of only one person here where I live who has taken the course and cannot speak to income potentials.
Yes true except for one thing. There is no scope of practice for personal trainers. That is the problem and why I posted my response and another previous question.
There has to be a standard for all personal trainers. The time has come to truly define what a personal trainer can and can’t do. Which will raise the standard helping everyone, including the most important person, the client. It will bring the professions of physical therapy and personal training closer together where more respect and collaboration can take place. Most importantly,
places personal trainers at a higher level of respect. Respect is earned in any industry as I am sure you would agree.