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Our Knoxville center offers clients who experience head pain, neck cricks, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, scoliosis, lumbago, sciatica, and visceral problems relief from those issues through Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT). MAT techniques are targeted to your unique needs, unlike other forms of massage that are general and the same for every client. Patients who are looking for interventions besides surgical or pharmaceutical options find relief since we treat underlying patterns and issues.

What to expect when you come in:
– Thorough history and movement assessment
– Myoskeletal alignment treatment on therapy table
– Movement reeducation and postural exercise
– Reintroduction to your activities and achievement of movement goals

Whatever your age or ability, let us create a body that can not only move, but move pain free and well.


Manual Therapy is one of the fastest growing and most effective strategies for pain, injury and recovery. Touch therapies include: osteopathic, manual treatment, neuro-muscular, structural integration, muscle activation, positional release, and active stretching.  These have proven to work on relieving chronic and acute pain in patients.  People with back pain, neck pain and other neurogenic and neuro-muscular issues have seen a significant improvement after receiving Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT). 

As the region’s premier center for helping clients with mobility, injury, preventive health and training, the Temple Human Performance offers a unique combination of assessment, treatment, training and repeat evaluation to keep our clients functioning and moving. Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy can help with head pain, radiating neck pain, neck stiffness, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, scoliosis, lumbago, sciatica, and visceral problems, among other body issues. By receiving MAT, you can increase your flexibility, improve your posture, and decrease pain throughout your body.

The reason why MAT works better than other forms of therapy is because it breaks the pain cycles and spasms by combining muscle balancing routines with unique joint-capsule maneuvers. Our team of MAT therapists, led by renowned Senior Myoskeletal Therapist Paul Kelly, moves clients through a series of interventions that make the transition from illness to wellness. We help improve the quality of life for many types of clients including active adults, fitness enthusiasts (Tri-Athletes, Runners, Cyclists, Cross-Trainers), high-school athletes, pro-athletes, and those impacted by injury (acute or chronic).

Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy (MAT)

Myo – (prefix): A prefix denoting a relationship to muscle.

Skeletal (adjective): Of, relating to, or functioning as a skeleton

Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy is a combination of methodical deep-tissue massage and joint flexibility that together improve muscular balance and alignment for optimal body performance.  MAT specifically focuses on the muscles of the spine to eliminate pain and improve mobility in the hips, lumbar (low back), thoracic (mid-back), and cervical (neck) areas. 

The reason why MAT works better than other forms of therapy is because it breaks the pain cycles and spasms by combining muscle balancing routines with unique joint-capsule maneuvers.  This allows for relief & results without surgery!

Schedule a free evaluation to see how MAT can help you reclaim the quality of life you deserve.

Do you suffer from Chronic Pain?

• Neck, lower back and sacroiliac pain

• sport or work-related injuries & debilitating pain

• Degenerative hip conditions

• Tendinitis and muscle strain (golf & tennis)

• Plantar Fascitis and gait problems

• Nerve impingement syndrome

• Scoliosis

• Carpal tunnel syndrome

• Headache and TMJ Syndrome

• Rotator cuff and other joint injuries

• Dowager’s Hump

• Hiatal hernias

• Repetitive stain patterning

Treatment/Training Method

Corrective Exercise in Combination with Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment Therapy

• Increases range of motion and flexibility for less energy expenditure

• Decrease recovery time from injury and workouts

• Reduce anxiety and mental and physical stress

• Increases circulation – enhance healing

• Eliminates chronic and acute orthopedic conditions in place of surgery


Hot Stone/Integrative Massage Hot Stone is an integrative therapy approach that uses the stones to increase circulation to certain tight facilitated muscles. It also adds a grounding effect as well as sympathetic nervous system release. Hope

Integrative/Therapeutic Massage utilizes a system of working specific areas to relieve soft tissue discomfort. The use of compression combined with strokes to lengthen muscle and connective tissue, deep sustained pressure and general relaxation strokes are utilized to promote circulation, aid recovery and disrupt the pain cycle. Blake, Norma, Terrie

Swedish Massage The therapist uses basic strokes of gliding, kneading, pressure, and vibration. Session may include active or passive joint movements and heat or cold therapy to enhance effectiveness. Terrie, Norma

Thai (Table) Massage consists of compression, passive yoga style stretching, treating acupressure points; release blockages and balance energy along neural pathways, increased relaxation and range of motion. Clients remain clothes for the session.   Terrie

Oncology Massage Massage therapy is always tailored to the individual client, but in oncology massage we have certain goals and considerations. We aim to decrease symptoms like pain, nausea, and fatigue, and to improve sleep. We might be helping the client with anxiety or depression, which can be by-products of being in cancer treatment.  We ask a little about the client’s health picture, so we can modify the massage. For example, we adapt our massage to things like bone or vital organ involvement, and lymph node removal. We need to know the effects of current treatment on the skin or blood cell counts. Even when cancer treatment was years ago, some effects can linger, and we safely adapt to those for the maximum benefit of the client.

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