The ATM2 was featured in the May 10, 2008 issue of Golf Week Magazine and is now available for use at PhysioFit Physical Therapy. The ATM2 machine works to help patients increase range of motion, improve function, and reduce pain. In many cases, it is able to not only to eliminate pain almost immediately, but can also teach the patient the correct form to minimize symptoms in the future. The ATM2 allows physical therapists to simultaneously aid in the repositioning as well. Once symptoms are reduced or eliminated, the ATM2 helps to train the appropriate muscles to memorize the proper firing pattern to control pain and prevent relapses.
Kim Gladfelter, owner of PhysioFit, has been very pleased with the ATM2 and recently had her testimony published on the official website of the ATM2:
At PhysioFit Physical Therapy, we use the ATM2 to treat people with back, hip, neck and shoulder pain. Because of this new addition to our clinic, we have experienced some incredible results. We feel it has been very significant in helping our patients understand the relationship of exercise, stretching, and posture to their symptoms. Patients and clients have realized how important it is to be proactive in managing their pain and improving performance in a sport or hobby. By setting up a patient or client up on the ATM2, we have been able to help them focus on how it feels to engage the core muscles. In turn, this has increased the effectiveness of our use of Pilates in rehabilitation and fitness training, which requires strengthening core muscles. The ATM2 has been a tremendous help for our clinic. Each belt isequivalent to a physical therapist’s stabilization allowing your physical therapist to direct the active therapeutic movement more effectively. Using the ATM2 is like having several therapists working simultaneously! Not only have we been able to treat a variety of diagnoses in people with an orthopedic mechanical dysfunction, but it has also helped decrease pain and stiffness in joints, increase range of motion and stretch tight muscles. Patients have reported a significant decrease in chronic pain and difficulty with activities of daily living that were completely corrected/eliminated with the use of the ATM2. We are excited to have such wonderful results and look forward to helping others! Kim Gladfelter, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT Owner, PhysioFit Physical Therapy Los Altos, CA