The ATM2 has proven itself to be an invaluable tool for the treatment of both acute and chronic spinal conditions here at Stanford University. The ATM2 allows us to treat athletes with outstandingly quick results. We have even been able to return athletes who have had multiple levels of disc lesions to practice and competition more quickly than with any other standard rehabilitation protocols. In any high volume situation such as a Sports Medicine Clinic like ours, it is imperative that your interventions be effective and allow for early return to play. The ATM2 has filled that role and is allowing us to treat effectively. We would all like to increase a heightened sense of responsibility for their own care amongst our athletes. The ATM2 is a tool that lends itself to this end.
Athletes learn to set themselves up and to perform their exercises independently. Because of the effectiveness at relieving their pain, athletes accept responsibility for their own care with minimal reinforcement.
The ATM2 is truly a "dream machine" in the high volume, sports medicine clinic or training room setting.
Donald A. Chu Ph.D., PT, ATC, CSCS
Former Director, Athletic Training & Rehabilitation