Active Therapeutic Movement (ATM)
The Active Therapeutic Movement (ATM) Concept is an active rehabilitation treatment whereby patients are safely positioned and stabilized in a functional weight-bearing position. Using the ATM2 stabilization belt system you essentially have a temporary external force that simultaneously repositions and compresses body areas, previously painful movements become pain-free, resisted exercises are then performed, allowing an immediate and significant reduction in pain and restoring function for a majority of musculoskeletal disorders. Over the course of several Active Therapeutic Movement sessions, pathological firing patterns or substitution strategies are significantly reduced and proper activation and strength are restored.
Overview: An ATM-based treatment is a combined clinician/patient effort to manage and control acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Significant results of lowered pain level, improved range of movement, general feeling, and functional goals have been achieved with patients immediately during and after treatment.
The Mission: Our mission is to enable suitable pain sufferers participating in this project to lead a normal life, controlling their problem independently. This will benefit the patient’s quality of life, reducing the time, trouble, and costs of repetitive individual back treatments. ATM Clinicians will provide immediate significant symptom relief for the suitable patients. Referring doctors or health-care providers will benefit from the significant help their patients will receive, and from the reduced costs involved.
The Challenge: The ability to cure chronic back and neck pain appears to be one of the biggest challenges clinicians worldwide have to face. The novelty of the ATM Concept is that, in most cases, not only can it effectively and immediately reduce current symptoms in the clinic phase, but if indicated it will give the patient a tool to take home and control the disorder in the future. If the pain levels are eliminated or maintained at a minimum, and the correct muscles are trained daily or as needed in an efficient and comfortable manner, patient control over their own disorder might be within reach.
ATM2 Three Phase Concepts
Examination Phase: The patient is evaluated to determine weather the ATM Concept is suitable. A full examination is undertaken, and contraindications to the ATM2 are discussed. These include pregnancy, internal diseases or conditions, communication problems, psychological factors and others. The patient’s readiness to undertake such a project is required. The most important indicator to use the ATM Concept is the ability to significantly decrease the symptoms using the ATM2.
The Clinic Phase: After the evaluation, and deciding that the patient is suitable for the ATM treatment, the clinician will set the patient on the ATM2 so that the specific painful movement will become totally pain-free. The patient performs 1-2 minutes of comfortable exercises while supported by the patented ATM2 device. Immediately after the treatment the clinician will release the patient from the ATM2 and expect the previously painful movement to have an immediate and significant reduction in pain and increase in range of motion. The clinic phase will last several sessions depending on the patient’s condition.
The Home Phase: After a successful clinic phase the patient will know how to operate an ATM2 system independently. Daily home exercise sessions using a portable rented or acquired ATM2, at the patient’s convenience will provide long-term control over the disorder, and might prevent future episodes.
Ask about how you can receive treatments for chronic pain with the ATM2 back project.
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