Core Strengthening

When the core muscles are weak or there’s an imbalance, a common side effect is back pain. Back pain is common because so many muscles have to contract and relax in order to allow you to stand and move. Tendons attach muscles to bones, ligaments hold your vertebrae together and muscles protect your spine and hold your body in place. If all of these are healthy and strong, you’re good to go. But, if you have weak muscles, poor posture and/or excess weight, your back will be one of the first places you feel the strain.

Strong core muscles keep your back healthy. They hold your body upright, improve your balance and enable you to really put some oomph in your arm and leg movements. If the core muscles are weak, your body doesn’t work as effectively, and other muscles have to pick up the slack. This can result in injuries such as a twisted knee, a pulled shoulder, or your classic “bad back.” A weak core can make you old before your time. With a strong core, you may be old in years, but you won’t walk old. If you’re young and active in sports, a strong core will aid you in your power moves, and your whole body will function more effectively. understands the importance of strong core muscles.

The Ventura Spinal Care Center understands the importance of strong core muscles. We are pleased to be a Certified AMT-2 Office

What Is The ATM-2 System?

The ATM-2 is an Active Rehabilitation Treatment that places the patient in a PAIN-FREE functional weight-bearing position. Special resistive exercises are then performed thereby resetting central nervous system (CNS) muscle activation patterns…allowing an immediate and significant reduction in pain and restoration of function.

Our staff will work with you while you have a course of several Active Therapeutic Movement (ATM) sessions. While doing these sessions, abnormal muscle firing patterns are significantly reduced and proper activation and strength are restored. This provides long lasting relief and correction of many musculoskeletal conditions.

Who Can Benefit?

Recurring back pain sufferers, golfers, runners, sports enthusiasts, chronic pain sufferers, computer workers, students carrying back packs, injured workers, recurring pain sufferers, anyone with pain upon movement!

What Conditions Can Be Treated?

  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Herniated/Bulging Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Problems
  • Hip Conditions
  • Scoliosis Correction
  • Posture Corrective
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Knee Pain

Is This Treatment Right For Me?

A simple 10-minute evaluation will tell us if you’ll respond to the ATM-2 system. If you experience a reduction in pain after one session then this treatment will work for you. If after one session you don’t have less pain than you won’t respond to ATM treatments and will not require future visits.

How Long & Frequent Are The Sessions?

Less than 10 minutes on average. Significant long-term relief is often gained in less than 10 sessions.

Does This Therapy Take The Place Of Chiropractic Adjustments Or Spinal Decompression?

That depends on the situation. Some people may benefit from only ATM-2 therapy, others may need better joint alignment through spinal adjustments and still others may need disc problems to be addressed through spinal decompression.

By thoroughly evaluating each patient we can determine the best course of care to get you better fast and for the long-term. Remember not everyone is a candidate for this type of therapy.

Is This Covered By My Insurance?

This is an exercise therapy covered by some plans. Call us at 648-7987 and we will gladly check your insurance plan to see if it is a covered therapy.