AMIT

What Is AMIT?

Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) is a systematic treatment of common joint and muscle conditions experienced by active people as well as a revolutionary advancement in sports medicine.

iStock_000011637671_ExtraSmallAMIT practitioners can predict injuries by examining and identifying instabilities in the body, which in most cases lead to injury. The new advanced therapies utilized in AMIT procedures allow for rapid corrections of instabilities resulting in improved function, removal of pain and an overall new level of performance.

The developers of the AMIT system discovered the primary cause of chronic joint and muscle pain is inhibited muscles that have been “shut off” due to overuse or injury. Although the pain of the injury goes away over time, the functional imbalance remains and in turn 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.

There is no reason why people cannot be active into their 80s. You owe it to yourself to discover why not only average people but elite athletes from all over the world are using the AMIT system to recover from injury, improve their overall health, and increase their athletic performance. We look forward to meeting you.

Philosophy

  • Our bodies are perfectly designed to produce the experience we get.
  • Pain or dysfunction is the result of modification to your body’s innate design. Modifications are due to an accumulation of imbalances caused by traumas and overloads to your body’s systems.
  • There is always a reason for symptoms. Ignore them long enough, disease and injury will be the result.
  • Symptoms (including pain) are a precise language warning system built into the body to protect it.
  • Treating symptoms with unnecessary medications/drugs and surgeries is in essence telling the body to be quiet. This approach can lead to more serious conditions over time.
  • There are crisis situations, which require medications/drugs and surgeries. Medication should be used only as a stop gap measure until a solution can be defined to correct the cause of the problem. Surgery should be used only to correct pathology and not in an effort to remove the symptom of pain or improve function.
  • We attempt to define the root cause of the problem rather than merely treat the symptom.

Science –The foundation upon which Advanced Muscle Integration Technique is based:

  • When a muscle is overloaded beyond its ability to sustain the load, one of two things happen. The muscle fibers tear and/or the nervous system inhibits the muscle. Much like a circuit breaker in an electrical circuit, the muscle is turned off to protect the muscle from more severe injury.
  • If the inhibited muscle is loaded again during physical activity it will not be able to contract appropriately to support the force applied and will be weak. If the muscle continues to be stressed, the body will create pain so as to avoid more damage.
  • Once a muscle is inhibited, the central nervous system develops an adaptive strategy to use other muscles or tissues to take on more of the load. This leads to adaptive movement patterns and is called ” recruitment” or “adaptation”. The adapted tissue becomes the next site of injury and the injury/adaptation cycle continues.
  • Eventually, there will be no muscles in an area to adapt to. This places more stress on the ligaments and connective tissues and they begin to break down more rapidly and leads to degenerative changes in the joint.
  • Functional testing of isolated muscles defines positions of instability.
  • Isolated muscle weakness leads to joint instability and restricted range of motion. The body will not allow motion that cannot be stabilized.
  • Muscle tightness restricts motion and is a symptom of neurological inhibition of the antagonist muscles.
  • Flexibility therapies increase range of motion but do nothing to improve stability. This can lead to further injury.

Adaptation

  • The absence of symptoms does not indicate healing is complete. It may only indicate the body has merely created a successful adaptation into other tissues or systems. Adaptation leads to less efficient function.
  • If an acute injury is not corrected within six weeks, the central nervous system is forced to adapt the body.
  • Acute injuries will be treated at the local injury site. Chronic problems will always require treatment away from the symptom site.
  • The symptom site may be the chronic adaptation site and may not respond to therapy.
  • Adapted tissues become the next site of symptom and eventual injury.
  • Treating adaptation sites does not improve function. If healing is to take place, all the essential components for healing must be present.
  • If all the essential components for healing are not available, the injured tissue will be put on hold resulting in more adaptation.
  • This leads to an accumulation of problems; adaptive overlay of injuries and adaptations creating a layering effect.

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