Active Therapeutic Movement

The ATM is a clinical device designed specifically to enable clinicians to prescribe quality user operated Active Therapeutic Movements, i.e. weightbearing active movements towards the previously impaired movements. Passive joint repositioning and stabilizing is obtained via restraining belts connected to the ATM support pad to reduce the symptoms, and then specific ATMs are performed via a harness connected to a resistance band.

Active Therapeutic MovementThe ATM (Active Therapeutic Movement) Concept involves enhancing or improving any motion by initially stabilizing and repositioning compromised body areas relative to musculoskeletal issues and then implementing controlled movements or exercises towards the complaint movement or compromised body area under question.

The ATM Concept provides immediate and sustained outcomes for most issues relative to movement impairments. The ATM system can immediately change the way muscles move and therein provide immediate, consistent, and long-lasting results for most users.

The use of the ATM device with the right candidate for this approach, can begin the process of improved muscle activation patterns in just a few minutes, which leads to the following immediate outcomes:

  1. Immediate increase in ROM: Increases efficiency and usage of the core stabilization muscles (multifidus/transverse abdominus) causes immediate relaxation of global movement muscles which result in immediate increase in ROM, without ever doing inefficient and potentially harmful stretching exercises.
  2. Immediate increase in strength: The ATM causes muscle sequencing to become more efficient in that less muscle activity achieves stronger more sustained outputs.
  3. Immediate reduction in pain: Inefficient and wasteful muscle contractions related to the human body being inherently unstable (in the upright, functional position) is significantly diminished - thus more efficiency of movement which leads to more strength and better movement across joints. Furthermore, the ATM causes muscle activity to balance out with in the body and facilitate painful movement to become totally pain-free by transition the CNS from a painful movement strategy to one that is free of pain.

As with any therapeutic program of care, the cumulative effect of treatment over time is essential for a successful outcome.

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Monday
8:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 5:30pm


Tuesday
8:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 5:30pm


Wednesday
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Thursday
8:00am - 11:30am
1:00pm - 5:30pm


Friday
8:00am - 11:00am


Saturday
By Appointment Only

Appointments preferred.
Hours subject to change.
Walk-ins welcome when schedule permits.

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The Valley Chiropractor
423 East Erie Street
Missouri Valley, IA 51555
(712) 642-3692