Our main goal at Body In Motion is to have you leave our office feeling and moving better than when you arrived; however, as much as we rely on the power of the chiropractic adjustment, we are well aware that to provide complete and efficient care for every patient, we need more than that in our arsenal. One of the tools that we use quite a bit is called Advanced Muscle Integration Technique, or AMIT. This method helps us identify muscular instabilities in your body that could potentially lead to injury.
One of the primary factors leading to joint and muscle pain stems from inhibited muscles due to overuse or injury. As tissues heal after an injury occurs, there is often a delay in those tissues returning to their normal functions. This can come from temporary muscle guarding that often occurs after sprains or strains, or over stimulation of the nerves in an irritated area. In either case, the delay in returning to normal muscle function can cause painful instabilities in the joints they cross long after the initial injuries have healed.
Let's take the example of a sprained ankle. Over the course of a few weeks the pain will go away, but during that time you have altered the way you walk or run. Even though it may feel like everything is back to normal, the imbalance you created from your foot up through your knees and hips by limping created abnormal stresses on your muscles that may take much longer to correct. By identifying these imbalances with AMIT testing procedures and treatments, we can get the entire system back to it's normal function in a relatively short amount of time.
AMIT utilizes muscle testing to identify active and inactive muscle groups in the body. As we move through the target area you'll be asked to contract and hold certain positions for a short period of time. Based on these assessments, we can tell where to target our treatments of both the spine and soft tissues (muscles). This approach allows us to re-activate the nerve function for the desired muscles, and return them to their proper function. Each treatment is followed by re-testing of the treated muscle groups to make sure that we have taken care of all of the imbalances.
By utilizing AMIT in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments and our other therapies we can both effectively and efficiently get to the root of the problem. If this sounds like something you would benefit from, or if you would like more information, please give us a call to sent up a consultation or appointment.