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ACTIVE MUSCLE THERAPY (AMT)

 

What is Active Muscle Therapy (AMT)?

Active muscle therapy (AMT) treats your body’s soft tissue by combining manipulation and movement. AMT entails identifying, isolating, and targeting the affected area to break up scar tissue. This promotes blood flow and faster healing of injuries.  AMT can be used to treat problems with your:

  • Muscles

  • Ligaments

  • Tendons

  • Nerves

 
What Does AMT Do?

  • Speeds healing

  • Increases range of motion

  • Reduces pain fast

 
AMT Improves

  • Circulation

  • Mobility

  • Serotonin levels (happy) and Dopamine (reduces pain)

  • AMT Reduces

 
What conditions are treated?

 
How AMT works

AMT works by breaking up adhesions, which are dense collections of scar tissue that form when muscles and connective tissues are injured. When the scar tissue binds between your muscles, it limits flexibility, causing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

Sometimes adhesions can also entrap nerves. The manipulation of the soft tissues through AMT breaks up the adhesions so your muscles, joints, and nerves can move freely again.

During an AMT session, your therapist will feel the area and identify the location of the scar tissue. They’ll use the technique to isolate and target the area, manipulating it to break up the scar tissue and restore proper blood flow so the area can heal.

Signs you may have scar tissue

The following are signs that you may have an accumulation of scar tissue that may benefit from AMT:

  • Stiffness in your neck, elbow, hands, knees, or back

  • Increased pain when exercising

  • Sharp pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel

  • Pain, numbness, and tingling in your fingers

  • Reduced flexibility and limited range of motion

  • Decreased strength

  • Inflamed joints

  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness