Wednesday, February 10, 2010

active therapeutic movement

Overview of the ATM2: Treatment is a combined clinician/patient effort to manage and control musculoskeletal pain. It involves personalized body repositioning for finding unique, pain-free position for each user using a series of compressive belts in a weight bearing functional position. Once this position is found, the systems stabilize the patient allowing specific neuromuscular training based on body movement isolation that aims to achieve and sustain immediate pain reduction, increase range of motion, and improve function. The theory behind the system involves providing specific external compression to the pelvis and spine so the central nervous system realizes it no longer has to maintain a stabilized spine utilizing the global trunk muscles any longer; external force is imparted so these global muscles can relax. Once this is achieved, it allows for the spinal core muscles to be emphasized through a series of isometric contractions in the movement direction that was previously painful. With subsequent sessions, the spinal core muscles are being trained and over time strengthened to allow for spinal stabilization via the appropriate muscle group which are within the spine itself (i.e., multifidi). The ATM2 is based upon Physical Therapy Principles, primarily that of Brian Mulligan procedures. Our web site provides testimonials of other patients who are having success with the ATM2 where they hadnt had success previously.