Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT)
WHAT IS AMIT?
Advanced Muscle Integration Technique is a system of analysis that performs a functional evaluation of over 400 muscles in the body. This treatment helps to restore the injured or affected area (shut down muscles) experienced by most active people.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The initial examination identifies the problem areas (inhibited muscles that are unable to sustain a test contraction of 3 or more seconds). The treatment session involves eight separate reflex centers in the body that are worked on and the adjustment of three spinal segments which together will re-activate proper neurological function for that muscle. Once reactivated, the muscles are now switched on and respond by holding the contraction during the test.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
Complete pain free function. This system not only diagnoses the condition, but also determines the reason for the pain. The root cause is corrected rather than only treating the symptoms. Once the muscle is “switched on” it will stay on unless there is a future injury to the area.
HOW ARE INJURIES TREATED AND PREVENTED?
This system allows for injuries to treated immediately and can also predict and prevent future injuries by identifying which muscles are shut down and not working. Proper assessment, diagnosis and therapy of the entire area can treat and prevent the most common orthopedic conditions experienced by active people. You will heal faster and perform better with this work.
WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND FOR THIS TREATMENT?
Pain is the body’s “communication system” and is an indication something may be wrong. We discovered years ago the primary cause of joint and muscle pain is the result of muscles that have been injured in some way. When a muscle is injured, the nerve centers where the muscle attaches to the bone inhibit the muscle to protect it from major damage. The muscle will still contract during motion, but if the muscle is stressed it will give way due to the pain response at these nerve centers.
Other muscles have to adapt to take over the loss of muscle function. At the unconscious level the body avoids using the injured muscle and our pain goes away. As time passes more and more muscles become injured and inhibited. Eventually the ability to adapt from muscles that do not work efficiently is lost and chronic pain occurs. Exercises will not turn on inhibited muscles.
WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED?
Acute and chronic conditions such as: patellar tendonitis and other knee problems, shin splints, illiotibial band (IT) syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shoulder conditions including frozen shoulder syndrome, conditions of the spine including sciatica, headaches including migraines, sinus problems, concussions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, reflux, ankle sprains, hip conditions, whiplash, systemic conditions, and all athletic injuries.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF INHIBITED MUSCLES SEEN IN PATIENTS?
By the time people come in for treatment they have accumulated a lifetime of imbalances. Brand new patients enter the office with 20-40 muscle systems affected. Our existing chiropractic patients average between 10-30 affected muscles.
Many muscles are inhibited because the anchor muscles have become inhibited. Once the anchor muscle is treated, many inhibited muscles begin to work again without being treated. This decreases the number of office visits required.
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