What is ATM2?
Active Therapeutic Movement is a rehabilitative technique used to manage and control acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Through a series of specific motions performed while supported by the ATM2, patients can target particular muscle groups and painful positions. In so doing, it is possible to reduce pain and improve functional range of motion. Continued exercise to improve joint support and range of motion may maintain long-term results.
How does the ATM2 work?
Based on the Mulligan concept you can normalize specific movement impairments by repositioning a particular joint related to the movement impairment. Similarly, while performing an Active Straight Leg Raise (ASLR) test, you can also normalize an impaired movement (ASLR) by compressing the pelvis.
Using the ATM2 you can simultaneously reposition (similar to Mulligan techniques) and compress (similar to ASLR test) particular areas of the body to normalize most movement impairments. The patient will be in an upright weight bearing position that immediately and safely allows them to do fully resisted exercises in the direction and range of the previously impaired movement.
According to the ATM Concept, when you transition a painful movement to become pain-free, the CNS transitions from a pathological muscle activation pattern to a normal (pain-free) muscle activation pattern. Specific resisted movements, now pain-free, causes the CNS to memorize this pain-free muscle activation pattern.
The outcome is an immediate and significant reduction in back, neck, pelvis, shoulder, hip, and knee pain, in almost all of your musculo-skeletal patients.