Sarah Kuindersma

Muscle Activation Techniques Master (MATm) Specialist

Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) works with compensation patterns that have led to stiffness, loss of range, or debilitating pain. Delivers a cutting-edge treatment called Muscle Activation Techniques which helps to reset the neuromuscular imbalances that the body exhibits.

Meet Sarah Kuindersma, a passionate Muscle Activation Techniques (MATm) specialist and Personal Training Specialist (PTS) dedicated to helping individuals reclaim their optimal health and revive their favorite activities. Sarah believes in a patient-centered approach, and is committed to delivering active and comprehensive care, addressing compensation patterns that result in stiffness, loss of range, and/or pain.

Muscle Activation Techniques (M.A.T.), is a specialized approach dedicated to identify and correct muscular imbalances.

Fun Fact

While Sarah’s primary passion revolves around aiding others in moving and feeling their best, her off-duty escapades lead her to the heart of the mountains. From scaling rock faces to trail running, peaceful hiking to thrilling mountain biking, and the serene solitude of ski touring to the rugged adventures of backcountry camping trips, Sarah’s love for exploring the mountains knows no bounds.

About Sarah K.

Meet Sarah Kuindersma, a transplant from Sarnia, Ontario, who found her heart in the mountains of Calgary, Alberta, after various childhood moves around the United States. Her love for the outdoors and the Rockies has kept her rooted there ever since.

Sarah’s journey into this field began with a deep personal connection. At the young age of 12, Sarah was thrown into the rehab world after breaking her L3, L4, and L5 vertebrae from a hockey accident. She faced many challenges trying to get back to her athletic pursuits and sought out multiple specialists who left her feeling isolated and misunderstood. The transformative turning point came with the discovery of M.A.T., a therapy that not only alleviated her muscle pain but also restored her faith in her body’s performance.

Motivated by this personal transformation, it has been her mission to assist those experiencing setbacks due to compensation patterns. Together, you and Sarah, can craft a training regime prioritizing quality over quantity, ensuring a sustainable path to health and movement. Beyond movement and health, her thirst for knowledge allows her to explore the root causes of pain and injury, aiding clients in achieving peak performance and realizing their goals.

Sarah believes the better you move, the better you feel, the better you perform! Feel your best and optimize your ability to play.


Sarah has dedicated herself to helping others overcome frustrating setbacks due to injuries or poor compensation patterns. Driven by her firsthand experiences through her own rehab journey. Sarah is always questioning and looking for ways to help other get back to feeling and performing at their highest abilities.

Sarah started her M.A.T. training under the founder himself, Greg Roskof, Sarah has been part of MAT’s evolution from when it was a weekend certification to now it’s a comprehensive university program.

Sarah has an extensive background in a bunch of movement and performance therapies. She would consider herself a course junky and thrives on learning from others, and getting to the core issues holding people back.

From understanding and managing injuries to optimizing your sport performance, Sarah’s aim is to offer a comprehensive, tailored program that empowers individuals to move beyond pain and achieve their functional goals.

  • Fundamentals of Running Injuries Certification, The Running Clinic (2022)
  • Movement & Performance Therapy Specialist Certification, Rehab-U Online (2020)
  • Muscle Activation Technique Master Level Certification (2016)
  • Muscle Activation Technique Specialists Level Certification (2013)
  • Personal Training Certification, Mount Royal University (2010)

Specialties / Special Focus

Sarah is passionately committed to helping clients bridge the gap between their current state and their desired well-being. Sarah’s goal is to facilitate the journey from where they are now to where they aspire to be. M.A.T. proves to be an exceptional tool in this pursuit, seamlessly integrating with physiotherapy and chiropractic care to guide individuals back to the activities they love.

Muscle Activation Techniques (M.A.T.), is a specialized approach dedicated to identify and correct muscular imbalances.

Over time, the wear and tear of stress, trauma, or overuse can lead to inflammation, compromising your muscular system’s efficiency and neuromuscular function. This breakdown in communication between your nervous and muscular systems can result in altered mechanics, muscle tightness, pain, and other physical concerns often associated with aging.

Ever catch yourself saying, “I feel so much older than I actually am”? This sensation often signals that your body is fatigued from overcompensation, making M.A.T. an ideal solution for you. Our goal is to re-establish communication pathways between your nervous and muscular systems, ultimately restoring your muscle contractile capabilities. One of the primary signs of inefficient contractile abilities is limitations in your range of motion. A.K.A. feeling stiff or like you’ve lost your flexibility.

Imagine a world where movement is effortless. M.A.T. aims to provide your brain with a more efficient solution for recruiting muscles to move, making you feel better and perform better. If you’re actively training, M.A.T. can also play a pivotal role in helping you recover faster between intense sessions, translating to quicker gains. Elevate your well-being, experience the benefits of M.A.T., and book a session with Sarah today. Let’s embark on a journey where movement becomes synonymous with joy and vitality!