In this video, Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (AMIT) practitioner, Dr. Keith Lavender, D.C. is testing a young gymnast for muscles and muscle groups that are not functioning properly and in this case causing knee pain and problems with her jumps, patellar tendinitis. The popliteus muscle runs diagonally across the back of the knee and is responsible for locking and unlocking the knees. It can be a common problem for gymnast, basketball and volleyball players and is commonly called jumpers knee.
Muscles become aberrant when a muscle or tissue is strained or overloaded. The position and pressure sensors (proprioceptors) within muscle tissues become inhibited causing the muscles to “give way” when loaded. This process is called neuro-proprioceptive inhibition and is a reactive response to protect and prevent additional damage much like the circuit breaker on your house will trip a switch when over-loaded. Aberrant or inhibited muscles will not respond to exercise, massage, electric muscle stimulation or other therapies.
Once aberrant muscles are identified, Advanced Muscle Integration Technique is used to restore the specific muscle or muscle division back to proper function within the neuro-muscular system and the muscles will “hold” and can be strengthened. Chances of future injuries are reduced. The difference can be viewed in this particular case in the next video when Dr. Lavender re-tests after treatment.
For more information and to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Lavender, call 480-325-6977. Dr. Lavender is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialist and Certified Advanced Muscle Integration Technique practitioner at Foresight Chiropractic, the Valley’s premier Wellness Center. By identifying muscular imbalances and correcting them by using AMIT, healing and rehabilitation can take place rapidly without the need for drugs or surgery. Call today for your free consultation and extend and improve your game!