What is the importance of the toggle/atlas adjustment?

When aligning the C1/C2 vertebrae, it is called a toggle adjustment. By realigning your Atlas/Axis (also referred to C1&C2) it can dramatically improve nervous system function. This is due to the fact that your brainstem runs directly through these two vertebrae. When the Atlas/Axis are out of alignment it can create direct pressure on the brain, which can compromise proper nervous system function. By setting these vertebrae back in proper alignment we can expect to see basic nervous system function restored.

How do I know how many muscles I have shut down?

Following your exam appointment with the Doctor you will schedule a Report of Findings appointment. At this time the Doctor will review the finding from your exam and give you a copy of that full exam. This will outline each specific muscle group, as well as the number of muscles that are inhibited. After discussing with the Doctor your treatment plan, the staff will help you to set up a series of appointments to get you on the road to balance and wellness.

What causes a muscle to shut down?

There are many things that can aid in shutting a muscle down. Simply being active and doing the many day-to-day activities put stresses on your body and can create imbalances. Strenuous activity, athletics, daily recreation, and nutritional habits are all examples of things that can contribute to muscles becoming inhibited.

What is the average number of muscles that a person will have shut down?

Every patient is unique and individual. We see patients with as little as 10-15 muscles shut down and some with 70-80 muscles that are shut down. Our goal no matter where you fall in this category is to get you back balanced, well, and able to achieve your goals of being active and pain-free.

How does a muscle become activated?

In activating a muscle the Doctor must stimulate 7 reflux points using his hands. There is one neurovascular point, one neurolymphatic point, two organ reflex points, an acupressure point, and the origin an insertion of the muscle itself. After stimulating these points together, the Doctor will retest the muscle to determine that the muscle has become strong.

How often do I need to schedule treatments and how many muscles should I schedule each time?

The treatment process can go as fast or as slow as each individual patient desires. This may be determined by your time and finances. It is best to schedule a few weeks out to ensure you get the times you need. We are able to do up to do 4 or 5 muscles in a session depending on the size of the muscles being activated.

How long does it take for each treatment?

It takes the Doctor 10-15 minutes to reactivate 1 muscle. Treatment sessions are available for both 30 minutes and 1 hour.

Will I feel any relief after just one treatment?

It is possible to find relief with a single appointment, although keep in mind that the body will continue to display the next level of imbalances. The body breaks down in layers and once certain layers are addressed others will reveal themselves. You may come in one day with a knee pain, the doctor will fix that and the next time you come in it may be your hip that is giving you trouble This treatment is a process and is based on wellness and care.

Does a muscle ever need to be activated twice?

Unless there is an injury or accident that occurs a muscle, once activated, should not need to be reactivated. Occasionally the Doctor will find a muscle that has already been treated not holding. If this occurs the Doctor will look at the organ or gland in the body associated with that muscle and deliver nutrient or supplemental support. In doing this we should see immediate results showing that the muscle is again strong.

Does every muscle need to be activated for me to be pain free?

Pain is your body’s way of alerting you of what it needs. As we listen to the body and work through the A.M.I.T. ® treatment you will find yourself with more stability and strength. This will increase your range of motion and your ability to do more. As we move through treatment you will find one area’s pain lessen, while another area may present pain to tell us where to treat next. Once the body is balanced, your desired level of functionality will quickly become your next pain-free state.

How does the Doctor know which order to activate the muscles?

Through a process of muscle testing, the body will display its strengths and weaknesses. Each visit the Doctor will muscle test the patient in order to see which muscle is a priority to treat, if it is not a priority the muscle is not ready to be treated and we move to another area that is ready to be treated.

A.M.I.T. ® practitioners can predict injuries by examining and identifying instabilities in the body, which in most cases lead to injury. AMIT allows for rapid correction of instabilities resulting in improved function, reduced pain and a higher level of performance.

The developers of the A.M.I.T. ® system discovered that the leading cause of pain is inhibited muscles resulting from overuse or injury. Although the pain of the injury goes away over time, the functional imbalance remains. Eventually, these functional imbalances lead to chronic pain. By defining and correcting these imbalances, healing and rehabilitation can take place rapidly without the need for drugs or surgery.

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. 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 function 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 strat