The ATM2 is an amazing tool to help restore function (pain-free or reduced pain range of motion) to just about any part of the body. We use it in our office to improve posture, reduce or eliminate back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. The ATM2 works by restraining the involved area so the old pattern of abnormal painful movement and function is no longer painful. This restraining is followed by isometric or isotonic exercise to repattern movement using correct neurological pathways by firing off proper muscle spindle and joint mechanoreceptors in the injured or malfunctioning area. As a result of doing this the patient can immediately move pain-free or in a significantly reduce painful manner (often with increased range of motion as a bonus). It is almost magical!
We use the ATM2 for back and neck problems in our total care plan for these type of cases. In addition we can use the ATM2 to improve the range of motion of the torso, back, neck and shoulder for the purposes of improved sports performance. By exercising muscle groups in a controlled manner the patient can be assured of improved less injury prone athletic endeavors.
The ATM2 is a golfer's dream come true when time is of the essence to get back to perfomance after an injury, strain, spain or mis-step.
Karl Johnson, DC, FICPA, LCP