An ATM based treatment is a combined clinician/patient effort to manage and control acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Significant results of lowered pain level, improved range of movement, general feeling, and functional goals have been achieved with patients immediately during and after treatment. These achievements are then maintained and controlled by the patient her/himself using an ATM2 system.
The Challenge: Chronic Back Pain
The ability to cure chronic back and neck pain appears to be one of the biggest challenges clinicians worldwide have to face. The novelty of the ATM Concept is that, in all most all cases, not only can it effectively and immediately reduce current symptoms in the clinic phase, but if indicated it will give the patient a tool to take home and control the disorder in the future. If the pain levels are eliminated or maintained at a minimum, and the correct muscles are trained daily or as needed in an efficient and comfortable manner, patient control over their own disorder might be within reach.
The Examination Phase
The patient is evaluated to determine weather the ATM Concept is suitable. A full examination is undertaken, and contraindications to the ATM2 are searched for. These include pregnancy, internal diseases or conditions, communication problems, psychological factors and others. The patient’s readiness to undertake such a project is required. The most important indicator to use the ATM Concept is the ability to significantly decrease the symptoms using the ATM2.
The Treatment Phase
After the evaluation, and deciding that the patient is suitable for the ATM treatment, the clinician will set the patient on the ATM2 so that the specific painful movement will become totally pain-free. The patient performs 1-2 minutes of comfortable exercises while supported by the patented ATM2 device. Immediately after the treatment the clinician will release the patient from the ATM2 and expect the previously painful movement to have an immediate and significant reduction in pain and increase in range of motion. The clinic phase will last several sessions depending on the patient’s condition.