Are certain movements always painful, uncomfortable, or difficult to execute? Not as strong as you think you should be for how hard you workout? Unable to perform with equal strength and flexibility on both sides of your body?
These are signs of muscle inhibition, frequently a product of unresolved sports injuries. No matter your sport or activity, you need a pain free and fully functioning body to perform and compete at your best. AMIT, Advanced Muscle Integration Technique, identifies and wakes up inhibited muscles, allowing your body to coordinate movement and optimize strength and flexibility. Though this method of addressing body imbalance is useful for everybody, athletes, and former athletes find this method particularly satisfying.
If you’re like most athletes, you love your sport, so much that you play through the pain. Don’t let a sports injury hold you back any longer.
Weak muscles are a result of ongoing neural inhibition that prevents the central nervous system from fully activating the dysfunctional muscle. Nearby muscles and tissues must compensate for the weakness by taking on more load. This results in adaptive movement patterns: also known as “recruitment” or “adaptation”.
Adapted tissues become the next site of injury, and the injury/adaptation cycle continues. To that end your body compensates and compensates, leaving no other muscles to recruit for further adaptation. Additional stress is placed on the ligaments and connective tissues, and they begin to break down more rapidly. This results is degenerative changes in the joint, and ultimately, pain and decreased performance.
When a muscle is overloaded beyond its capacity–due to repetitive strain or too great a stress–then either the muscle tears or the nervous system “shuts off” the muscle to prevent severe injury. Inhibition takes place in nerve centers called proprioceptors.
These centers sense and monitor tension, stretch, motion and pressure to coordinate efficient muscle contraction and movement. Trauma and inflammation “trip” these centers much like a circuit breaker in an electrical circuit. Once this occurs, inhibition remains even when the muscle is under load. Leaving you with loss of range of motion, pain, and weakness. Ultimately, leading to decreased performance.
You’ve tried medical doctors, medications, and even traditional chiropractic adjustments without improvement. These therapies are not addressing the root cause of your joint and muscle pain. Consequently, getting to the core problem is key, since treating the adaptation and symptoms of an injury will never allow for full recovery.
Dr. Jeff is trained and certified in Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (A.M.I.T.®). AMIT is a revolutionary advancement in the treatment of common joint and muscle conditions by shifting the focus away from tight muscles and onto weak ones. This system of analysis performs a functional evaluation of 600+ muscles in the body to define and correct muscular weakness and imbalance. Loss of muscular contraction and coordination results in decreased: range of motion, joint stability, injury resolution, and overall human performance.
When you focus on the root of the problem, you can experience dramatic change and healing. Advanced Muscle Activation Technique addresses the imbalances in the body, healing the body on a much more complete level, leading to complete recovery and success in cases where other techniques are only partially successful.
AMIT gives you the edge over your competition. This is why elite level athletes from the NBA, NFL, PGA, and many U.S. Olympic athletes rely on AMIT system to maximize their performance. However, you don’t have to be a professional athlete to benefit. College, high school, and recreational athletes respond extremely well. Truly, you don’t have to be an athlete at all to benefit. Muscle inhibition can be a result of any physical trauma, or even long term compensation from mental, emotional, or chemical trauma. Seeking detailed and comprehensive muscular balance? This method is for you.
Most people who seek this care are active, or want to be active again. Let us help you work your body efficiently, feel great and restore flexible strength.
Your body doesn’t move into positions of instability. Instead, you will restrict motion in areas of inhibition to protect your joints and tissues. AMIT practitioners use joint range of motion testing as a guide to locate areas of potential muscle weakness. Precise muscle testing in suspected areas confirms muscle inhibition. Rather than testing the absolute strength of your muscle, we test for functional and balanced muscle tone. Inhibited muscles might at first appear strong, though are recruiting many muscles in the area in order to sustain a load longer than 3 seconds. Testing each functional part of a muscle for proper engagement and resiliency allows us to find inhibited muscles.
When inhibition of a muscle is identified by the doctor, stimulation of eight separate reflex centers and adjustment of three specific spinal segments re-activates proper neurological function for that muscle. A patient may have as few as 10 and as many as 70 or more inhibited muscles. Once reactivated, the muscles are now prepared to respond to strengthening exercises. AMIT supports the body in its ongoing quest to heal and perform optimally.