Sports Therapies

Active Therapeutic Movement • Sports and Extremity Adjusting • Kinesiotaping

Active Therapeutic Movement

The ATM machine is a revolutionary way to manage muscle and joint pain while improving flexibility and performance.

Active therapeutic movements are targeted, repeated movements performed on the ATM machine that retrain the brain and the disordered muscle group to perform movements in the correct way. After several sessions, the neuromuscular system adjusts to the new, pain-free version of the exercise, using it in place of the previous, incorrect movement that caused the patient pain. Many prominent golfers and athletes are very excited about this new way of retraining the body because it works faster and more effectively than traditional methods of rehabilitation.

Gerry James, World Long Drive Golfing Champion, is one of those excited people. According to BackProject.com, James experienced an “immediate 25% increase in his rotational range of motion,” which improved his ability to drive the ball with power and control. The two-time world champion said, “For a person that trains six days a week and is at the peak of his performance, this is truly amazing.”

This new technology is a medical breakthrough that will bring patients real pain relief and an improved quality of life. ATM therapy is an important complement chiropractic care, massage therapy, and rehabilitation exercises.

In addition to back pain, the ATM system can target neck, shoulder, hip, and knee pain. After documenting a patient’s history and specific pain complaint, the therapist finds the optimal position in the machine for that patient’s neuromuscular problem. Once carefully strapped in by the therapist, the patient performs a specific regimen of precise exercises against light resistance. Patients normally feel immediate results, but they must complete a series of sessions to ensure long-term improvement.

Sports and Extremity Adjusting

Extremity Adjusting involves adjusting joints besides the joints in the spine, such as the jaw, ribs, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, fingers, hip, knee, ankle, foot, and toes. We have found extremity adjusting to be helpful for athletes in training, tennis elbow, shoulder and knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fascitis. The use of extremity adjusting in conjunction with the adjustment of the spine is a powerful tool when working with athletes. Typically, when the joints of the arms and legs are out of alignment some muscle imbalances will occur. When these joints are adjusted these weak muscles becomes strong and the athlete has a marked improvement in performance. In addition, the athlete is less likely to be plagued with injuries caused by imbalanced movements.

Kinesiotaping

Differing from the various applications of traditional white athletic tape which is extremely rigid, the Kinesiotaping® method utilizes an elastic tape that does not restrict motion. Kinesio Tape has 140% elasticity matching that of the skin, giving non-restricted support that allows muscles to perform a full range of motion, easily and comfortably. Kinesio Tape has a 100% high grade cotton patented design that enhances comfort and channels out air, sweat, and water to enhance skin breathing.

Kinesiotaping Method

The Kinesiotaping Method

The Kinesiotaping® method involves taping over and around muscles in order to assist and give support, or to prevent over-contraction. Kinesiotaping® affects the activation of the neurological system, the body’s information processor and the circulatory system. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body, but they also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows and body temperature. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms. Thus this form of taping is utilized for increasing lymphatic drainage, reducing edema/swelling, facilitating muscular contraction, and to manage pain.

Benefit

Benefit

As stated above Kinesotaping ® uses elastic tape rather than the rigid tape traditionally used in sports. The elastic properties of this tape help in many ways:

  • Improve contraction of a weakened muscle
  • Reduce muscle fatigue and spasm
  • Reduce over-stretching and over-contraction of muscles
  • Re-educate muscles through sensory feedback
  • Lessen edema (swelling) through aiding the lymphatic system
  • Minimize post-traumatic or post-surgical bruising through improved circulation
  • Help mobilize scar tissue by enhancing glide between tissue layers
  • Help correct joint mechanics through aiding muscle function around the joint
  • Relieve pain by activating the natural analgesic system in our skin receptors

Kinesotaping FAQ

How long can I wear Kinesio Tape?

A durable 3 to 4 day wearing period avoids the hassle of applying and removing traditional sports tapes every few hours. It also gives lasting support and pain relief.

How does it work?

The unique Kinesio Taping Method structurally lifts the skin and allows the flow of body fluids under the application area, reducing edema, inflammation, and discomfort.