Brad Pearsall, PTA, Ypsilanti, MI

Please note that these are spontaneous unedited responses from clinicians whom actively use the ATM Concept and ATM2 systems in their respective clinics. None of these clinical educators received any compensation for their endorsement. (The ATM2 was formerly called the PR3000T and Pelvic Restrainer).

Date: 1/18/2012

I am the biggest ATM fan and have made myself the unofficial spokesperson for ATM east of the Mississippi!

What has continued to amaze me the the different tasks and treatments that I have devised using the ATM.  The possibilities seem almost endless.

Brad Pearsall, PTA
Quantum Physical Therapy

 

Date: 1/10/2012

Steve, I have been using the ATM2 on several of my neuro patients with hip abduction, extension and external rotation weakness with good results.  

They appear to have a strength loss compared to manual testing but it is only because you remove all substitution and trunk stabilization and the muscles have to work on their own.  This is a good thing because you are able to work them extremely hard individually and we have seen ery quick muscle strength increases in short periods.

Brad Pearsall, PTA
Quantum Physical Therapy

 

Date: 10/18/2011

I wanted to let you know about something really amazing that we are doing with our ATM.  

We have a patient with MS with significant hip, trunk and gluteal weakness that has not responded well to conventional strength and balance exercises.  I have started working him in the ATM doing: trunk extension and flexion; lateral trunk flex; hip ext, abduction, internal and external rotation.  

When he started, when strapped into the ATM, he was unable to abduct, extend or rotate wither hip against resistance and had mininal movement against gravity.  After 4 sessions he is able to abduct 10 reps in abd against resistance graded 2+/5 during those reps; extend with a grade of 3/5 in extension for 20 reps and IR/ER with 1+ to 2-/5 for 5 to 6 reps.  

He has a noticable decease in muscle atrophy of the trunk muscles and we have also begun to see and change in his pelvic obliquity and he no longer has back pain (he never told us he was having back pain that he has had for 5 yrs until the ATM got rid of it!).  

Like I have said you can have my ATM2 when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!

Hope all is well with you and hope to speak with you soon.

Bradley Pearsall, PTA
Quantum Physical Therapy

 

Date: 5/20/2011

I am currently treating 3 vestibular/balance patients and 2 scoliosis patient and am getting good results with all of them.

Bradley Pearsall, PTA
Quantum Physical Therapy

 

Date: 2/2/2011

The ATM is still my favorite tool and we use it constantly with excellent results and I am always trying new techniques with it.  

We have been using it with clients that have become pain free to continue with deep core stabilization.

Bradley Pearsall, PTA
Quantum Physical Therapy

 

Date: 12/15/2010

I love mine and you would have to pry it from my dead hands to get it from me. I have actually requested the building of an altar around ours!!!!

An update for you: we have been using the ATM to build deep core strength and stability for our balance and vestibular patients with what I feel is showing positive returns.

Bradley Pearsall, PTA
Quantum Physical Therapy