At Karp Chiropractic and Joint Rehabilitation we take pride in our ability to provide immediate and lasting relief to our patients. We treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions that require general conditioning, neuromuscular-skeletal reeducation and restoration of range of motion (ROM). The ATM2 is used in tandem with our modalities to provide the relief and functionality that patients need and expect from our practice.
Low back pain (LBP) and cervico-thoracic motion segment disorder are a common ailment of our population and are often accompanied by unfavorable muscular compensation patterns. We have found that implementation of active therapeutic motion (ATM2) not only helps eliminate these patterns, but offers a valuable relief to the pain associated with daily activity. One correlation that immediately became apparent is when a patient has pain associated with cervical rotation, the allied scapular recruitment is observable by elevation of the shoulder complex. Patients who are properly secured in the ATM2 are immediately faced with the notion that their pain comprises a largely mechanical component that can be resolved by making use of such a simple concept. The physical and psychological gain of this impression is genuinely encouraging--to say the least.
In addition to the treatment of spinal disorders, we have also found the ATM2 particularly useful in the management of issues that incorporate the shoulder girdle, such as adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and rotator cuff injuries. Many of our patients rely on their ability to complete overhead tasks. Restoring normal range of motion to a joint that is so readily used becomes quite an important duty when the problem arises. Our rate of success in re-establishing ROM and decreasing pain levels to the shoulder complex is greatly dependant on the implementation of the ATM2.
Paul Roscioli, DC, B.S., HFI