Mike Robles - MAT™ SpecialistBFA, EMT-P, MAT™-S
Mike has been a paramedic since 2008 and a Tampa Firefighter since 2013. After suffering a sports related injury that threatened his ability to perform all of the demanding tasks required of a Firefighter, Mike went to several doctors and specialists from different modalities to help with his injury. During this journey, Mike did some research on what other modalities might be available to aid in his frustration of pain and found a Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist that was able to help him with his injury where it was the lose of muscle contraction on several joints further resulting in his pain. MAT™ has helped him correct his muscular imbalances and increase his contractile tolerance which was been able to return to work confident in his ability to perform at a high level After learning about this great but still uncommon skill, Mike decided to go back to school and learn MAT™ to help others that might be in need of lose of muscle contraction. He also continues to gain more education by applying the principles as a Resistance Training Specialist™. Mike continues to devote his life to helping and educating people. As a firefighter, he is on the scene to aid in extreme and sometimes life threatening situations. As an MAT™ practitioner and Resistance Training Specialist, he is helping athletes perform at a higher level, as well as assisting everyday people in transitioning from injuries and surgeries to a full recovery.