ATM-2 System®

Active Therapeutic Movement-2 Pro (ATM-2 PRO)

The ATM-2 is an Active Rehabilitation Treatment that places the patient in a PAIN-FREE functional weight bearing position. Special resistive exercise and then performed thereby resetting central nervous (CNS) muscle activation pattern–allowing an immediate and significant reduction in pain and restoration of function.

Over the course of several Active Therapeutic Movement (ATM) sessions, abnormal muscle firing patterns are significantly reduced and proper activation and strength are restored. This provides long lasting relief and correction of many musculoskeletal conditions.

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Who can it benefit?

  • Golfers
  • Runners
  • Sports Enthusiasts
  • Chronic Pain Sufferers
  • Injured Workers
  • Students Carrying Back Packs
  • Anyone with pain upon movement

What conditions can it help relieve?

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Herniated and Bulging Discs Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Problems
  • Hip Conditions
  • Scoliosis Correction
  • Posture Correction
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Knee Pain

How long are the sessions?

The sessions can last anywhere from a few minutes up to 10 or 15 minutes for more advanced conditioning programs. Significant results can be achieved from just a few minutes of Active Therapeutic Movement due to the neurologic benefits that take place. With the ATM-2 you don't work harder, you work smarter!

Does this therapy take the place of other treatments?

That depends on the situation and what treatments that particular patient needs. The ATM-2 does not replace other treatments like adjustments, decompression, or acupuncture per say because each individual treatment has a specific purpose in the overall treatment program. The purpose of the ATM-2 is to correct posture and restore correct motion patterns that have been lost. Only treatments that address the patients problem will be recommended in the treatment plan.

What results are patients getting with the ATM-2?

In recent clinical studies, this painless, non-invasive treatment was shown to be highly effective in relieving patients suffering from disc problems, neck & low back problems, shoulder problems, knee problems. The most amazing thing is even if nothing has worked previously for you, you could be pain free with treatment on the ATM-2. It is truly a medical breakthrough and saves patients from grueling painful exercise program.

 

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Unexpected Effect of The ATM-2 While Treating a Patient With Adhesive Capsulitis Impact On Idiopathic Scoliosis

Clare Lewis PT, PsyD2, FAAOMPT
George Drysdale MPT
Sacramento State University

Introduction

The ATM-2 is a standing treatment table used for the treatment of spine, shoulder and hip problems involving loss of ROM.


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Subject:
The patient was a 55-year-old teacher with a diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis. After less than satisfactory results from conservative care, surgical manipulation was performed. ROM was improved, however the patient still lacked functional ROM. Physical therapy evaluation revealed dysfunction might be improved by addressing patient's upper thoracic kyphosis (which upon palpation revealed decreased joint play) since full shoulder elevation requires normal mobility of the upper thoracic spine. It was decided to do a trial treatment utilizing the ATM2™ as a means to gain joint play of the thoracic spine.


 

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Methods and Materials
The ATM2™ was used to help attain mild mobilization with movement for the thoracic spine.This was achieved by having the patient set up facing the unit. Her thoracic spine was stabilized inferior to the area needing mobility. The posterior spinal segments were oscillated gently against the resistance band as the patient preformed active backward bending movements. She performed 10 repetitions the first treatment to screen for deleterious effects. At 2nd treatment, patient performed 3 sets of 10-15 reps facing the ATM2™. She also completed 3 sets of 10 repetitions with her back and her side to the ATM2™. Patient was seen 2-3 times a week for approximately 14 weeks.

 

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Results
Objective measurements included shoulder ROM, pain level
and height measurement. ROM post intervention showed a
gain of 70-130 degrees in the left arm which restored
shoulder ROM to equal bilaterally. Although treatment
wasn't aimed at the right arm, patient also gained 40 degrees
in the right arm from the ATM intervention aimed at
thoracic mobility. Patient gained 1/2 inch in height and pain
level was now 0/10 (from an initial pain level of 9/10).
Based on both visual inspection and photos taken before and
after intervention, the patient's spinal deformity was 80-90% better. Pt noted after the first ATM2™ treatment that her head now touched the headrest of her car indicating a change in her posture. At discharge patient related the unexpected benefit of a straighter spine was being able to wear clothes that she previously was unable to wear.

More Results
Chart Objective measurements included shoulder ROM, pain level and height measurement. ROM post intervention showed a gain of 70-130 degrees in the left arm which restored shoulder ROM to equal bilaterally. Although treatment wasn't aimed at the right arm, patient also gained 40 degrees in the right arm from the ATM intervention aimed at thoracic mobility. Patient gained 1/2 inch in height and pain level was now 0/10 (from an initial pain level of 9/10). Based on both visual inspection and photos taken before and after intervention, the patient's spinal deformity was 80-90% better. Pt noted after the first ATM-2 treatment that her head now touched the headrest of her car indicating a change in her posture. At discharge patient related the unexpected benefit of a straighter spine was being able to wear clothes that she previously was unable to wear.

Conclusions
X-ray Treatment utilizing the ATM2™ for a patient with Adhesive Capsulitis with restricted thoracic mobility, resulted in not only restored shoulder ROM but also the unexpected improvement of a lifelong scoliosis of the spine. This is the first case report to document correction of scoliosis while using the ATM2™. This patient was referred to physical therapy for the treatment of limited shoulder ROM; not scoliosis. An unexpected outcome was noted after treatment, that of improved spinal alignment. As a result of the visible change in her spine the patient also derived an improved self-concept of her body image with an unexpected psychosocial improvement also noted. As choices in the management of scoliosis are limited, this study points to a need to do randomized controlled trials of the ATM2™ as a possible modality in the treatment of scoliosis.