Active Therapeutic Movements (ATM®s) provide immediate and long-lasting benefits to many back, neck, shoulder, pelvis, hip, and knee sufferers. By definition ATMs consist of active neuromuscular movements superimposed upon a specific passive holding. ATMs aim to immediately alter symptoms, by affecting the Central Nervous System (CNS) control. The ATM2 is a clinical tool designed to enable effective user operated ATMs.
ATM provides clinicians the practical ability to perform integrated passive and active therapy for musculoskeletal disorders. This approach aims to normalize movement impairments that are related to the patients’ complaints, as detected during a functional examination. Using this approach, reevaluation is constantly monitored while the technique is performed to ensure a symptom free environment. Body areas are mobilized until pain is eliminated. These techniques are performed in the functional weight bearing position, and are continuously monitored to ensure that they are pain free throughout the intervention.