I've competed in Figure Skating for 14 years and along the way I've had all types of treatment from many qualified individuals. However, I found that many times they would treat the symptom of an injury (discomfort, sharp pain, etc.) but rarely was there a solution to the cause of the symptom.
Figure Skating is a sport of precision and finesse, where proper alignment and muscular balance is key. I have incorporated Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) regularly in the weeks of training that I do, before and after practice. I've also used MAT exercises to keep my body healthy while competing overseas in Asia and Europe.