AMIT

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


AMIT  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 pain and muscle pain is due to inhibited muscles 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.

AMIT allows people well into their 80s to stay active and functional.


Purpose


What  do NBA and NFL athletes, world champions, elite medalists, active  individuals, mothers, children, and people from around the world have in  common? The amazing results produced by A.M.I.T. certified chiropractic  physicians.


In  traditional healthcare, the body is treated as isolated, separate  systems. Advanced Body Chiropractic, we trust the human body to heal as  one complete integrated system.


So  many active people are being exposed to unnecessary surgery and drug  therapy resulting in a breakdown in their ability to heal and perform.  Our health care system is at a crisis state, people deserve better  options than drugs or surgery. People who use opioids for back pain are  40% more likely to become addicted than those who don’t. Our intention  is to offer a system of care that is more effective than drugs. Avoiding  unnecessary surgery and drug usage is key for active lifestyles and  elite athletic performance.


The  body gives subtle symptoms to communicate something is out of balance.   Through a drug free natural approach, we exist to provide extraordinary  service and stunning results. Our goal is to facilitate your optimal  health at every stage of life.


We do this is by:

• Objectively evaluating over 600 muscles in the body for function.

• Setting a new standard for measured objective muscle testing.

• Questioning and improving on, the conventional way injuries are treated.

•  Expanding treatment methods whose foundation is chiropractic in an  effort to integrate with great cutting edge medical care when  appropriate.

• Clarify the practice member’s expectations.

• Revealing instabilities and areas of injury risks by differentiating the root cause of pain from the ad­aptations.

•  Applying unique integrated treatment processes, we accelerate healing  leading to improved human performance, pain free function and  competitive advantage.

• We accomplish these stunning results without drugs or surgery.

If  you are the type of person who wants to function at a high level of  athletic performance, stay in shape and be active without struggling  with pain and taking medications, we have an alternative system for 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 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


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. This is done 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. Leading 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.



Buhler Athletic Injuries & Human Performance 

and Certified A.M.I.T Clinic (2017). AMIT Method. Retrieved from amitmethod.com