In this video, Brad, a current patient experiencing painful plantar fasciitis, is getting an Initial Muscle Exam using the Advanced Muscle Integration Technique or AMIT, testing over 400 muscles to identify those that are not functioning properly. Once Dr. Keith Lavender, a Board Certified upper cervical specialist and Certified AMIT practitioner, has completed the exam and has a blueprint of the functioning and aberrant muscles, he will begin re-activating the aberrant muscles. Brad describes his muscle activation technique exam:
“I had an exam yesterday, testing my muscles, using a technique called Advanced Muscle Integration Technique or AMIT for short. The exam lasted about half an hour, and consisted of Dr. Lavender testing more than 350 muscles to determine if they were functioning properly. He tested the muscles by putting my muscles -- in the feet, legs, arms, back, shoulders, neck -- in specific positions on each side of my body, and then asking me to push against him or prevent him from pushing the muscle in a certain direction. After testing a few muscles, I could feel the isolation of each muscle and feel the strength, or the lack of strength, in the muscle. I began to feel the muscles that were weak, or what he called aberrant, were the same ones that are often sore or tight when I do my daily activities. The testing process was not painful, but it does exercise the muscles with all the pushing and pulling so you feel like you had a bit of a workout. As the testing progressed, I felt like I could almost predict which muscles and positions would be stronger and which ones would be weaker. By adjusting my body and muscles into seldom-used angles and positions, Dr. Lavender helped me actually feel, sense and identify muscles in my body that are not often used. It helped spark a mind-body connection in myself that I'm not always conscious of. I was amazed at how thoroughly he worked through each muscle to test it, and how good it felt to really feel those muscles in action. After the testing, Dr. Lavender gave me a chiropractic adjustment to align my spine and clear or reduce the stress from my nervous system. Although I felt some soreness in my body the today from all the stretching, pulling and pushing, it was the good kind of soreness that tells me I had a good workout and worked my body. I'm excited and eager for the next phase of the AMIT program to begin re-activating those 44 "turned off" muscles he identified and being to strengthen my entire body and make my workouts and hikes more productive!”
For more information, call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free consultation. Dr. Keith Lavender is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal upper cervical specialist and Certified Advanced Muscle Integration Technique practitioner serving families and athletes for over 19 years.