Common Questions and Answers

AMIT Muscle Activation is a procedure that can restore proper muscular function and support to the large skeletal muscles of the body.  Muscles support the body, if they are not doing their job properly, that unsupported area will break down and pain and limited movement will be the result.  Muscle Activation stimulates nerve endings and acupressure points by hand to get the muscle working again.  Your comprehensive exam will reveal the areas of dysfunction (it will be really obvious when things are not working right… you will feel the difference).

This exam will show you the cause of your pain based on the function of your muscles. Treatment will consist of stimulating the muscles to get them supporting your body so you can start to heal.  Think of Muscle Activation like turning a switch on inside of the brain.  Incredibly it takes just 10 minutes to get a muscle to start working; and once the muscle starts working it should stay working for ever!  We never expect to fix the same muscle twice (unless there is a new injury).  It really should be a long term resolution to your problem.  In addition to Muscle Activation, chiropractic adjustments may be administered as appropriate.

Muscle Activation can help or completely fix most muscular-skeletal conditions (neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, knee, hip, and foot pain) and helps with headaches, TMJ pain, numbness, tingling, sciatica, disc pain, nerve pain and common chiropractic conditions.

1. WHAT IS AMIT?
Advanced Muscle Integration Technique system of analysis performs a functional evaluation of 720 muscles in the body. This treatment helps to restore the injured or affected area experienced by most active people. AMIT is a revolutionary paradigm in sports medicine.  AMIT analysis can predict injuries by defining instabilities in the body, which lead to injury. The therapies used allow for rapid corrections of instabilities resulting in improved function, removal of pain, and performance taken to a new level.
We have discovered the primary cause of pain and inflammation in joints is muscles reduced in function due to injuries sustained during one’s lifetime. Although the pain of the injury goes away, the functional imbalance remains.
These functional imbalances eventually lead to chronic pain. By defining these imbalances and correcting them using the AMIT therapies, healing and rehabilitation can take place rapidly without the need for drugs or surgery.
2. HOW DOES THIS WORK?
Eight separate reflex centers are worked on and adjustment of three spinal segments re-activates proper neurological function for that muscle. Once reactivated, the muscles are now prepared to respond to strength exercises
3. WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
Complete pain free function. This system not only diagnoses the condition, but also determines the reason for the pain. The root cause is corrected rather than only treating the symptoms.
Pain is one way the body communicates with intelligence. Intelligence will always guide to the root of all imbalances within the body.
4. HOW CAN INJURIES BE PREVENTED?
This system allows for injuries to be predicted and prevented by defining vulnerabilities through a systems guided approach to assessment, diagnosis and therapy of the most common orthopedic conditions experienced by active people.
5. WHAT IS THE PRIMARY BASE OF THE TREATMENTS?
Pain is the bodies “communication system” and is an indication something may be wrong. The most common primary cause of joint and muscle pain is the result of muscles that have been injured in some way. When a muscle is injured, the nerve centers where the muscle attaches to the bone inhibit the muscle to protect it from major damage. The muscle will still contract during motion, but if the muscle is stressed it will give way due to the pain response at these nerve centers.

Other muscles have to adapt to take over the loss of muscle function. At the unconscious level the body avoids using the injured muscle and our pain goes away. As time passes more and more muscles become injured and inhibited. Eventually the ability to adapt from muscles that do not work efficiently is lost and chronic pain occurs.
6. WHAT CONDITIONS ARE TREATED?
Acute and chronic conditions such as: patellar tendonitis and other knee problems, shin splints, illiotibial band (IT) syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, shoulder conditions including frozen shoulder syndrome, conditions of the spine including sciatica, headaches including migraines, sinus problems, concussions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, reflux, ankle sprains, hip conditions, whiplash, systemic conditions, and all athletic injuries.
7. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF INHIBITED MUSCLES SEEN IN PATIENTS?
By the time people come in for treatment they have accumulated a lifetime of imbalances. The majority enters the office with 40 to 50 muscle systems affected.  Many muscles are inhibited because the anchor muscles have become inhibited. Once the anchor muscle is treated, many inhibited muscles begin to work again without being treated. This decreases the number of office visits required.
8. WHAT ARE COST OF TREATMENTS?
AMIT Muscle Activation per muscle (10 minutes each muscle) $60
Full Muscle AMIT Examination (300 tests, 40 minutes) $150
Problem Focused Limited Muscle Examination (20 minutes) $95
****missed appointment fee $20
Unfortunately, this is not covered by any insurances.
9. HOW LONG DOES EACH APPOINTMENT TAKE?
Appointments are based on ten-minute time units. We schedule 1 unit (10 minutes) for each muscle.
10. WHAT DO I WEAR TO AN APPOINTMENT?
Due to the amount of bodywork, loose fitting and comfortable clothing is recommended. Jeans and dresses make it difficult for us to treat comfortably.
11. WHAT ARE POST TREATMENT GUIDELINES?
Due to restructuring the function of the body, it is recommended that patients do not participate in aggressive athletic activities. As treatment therapy progresses, targeted exercises will be prescribed to assist in rehabilitating the muscles optimal function. Once stability is created, regular athletic activities can begin.