New Breakthrough in Back and Neck Injuries for Athletes

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Chiropractor Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP of Moellendorf Chiropractic Office, Ltd., discusses how Active Therapeutic Movements with the ATM2 can help relieve back and neck pain in athletes, particularly those playing golf.

Because of the repetitive twisting involved in their sports, many golf ers, tennis players, baseball and softball players, and gymnasts suffer intermittent or even chronic low back and neck pain. They are continually twisting forcefully and abruptly to one side, putting intense strain into their spines. Many take painkillers, muscle relaxants, and anti-inflammatory medications in an attempt to continue playing. Others search out the services of physical therapists, Chiropractors, and physiatrists to help cope with their pain.

The ATM2 was developed to treat resistant spinal pain conditions, and was found to have an added bonus. Not only did it relieve the pain very quickly, even pain of many year’s duration, it also enhanced the athlete’s performance.

When the muscles supporting the spine are injured through hard use or improper movement, the brain “turns off” the muscles to protect them from further injury. When the body compensates by using other muscles not designed to do the original job, faulty movements lead to further injury. As the muscles slowly heal, often they are not “turned back on”. Further compensations are made, leading to a downward spiral of further injuries.

This is similar to a dog with a broken leg. The veterinarian places the leg in a cast for six weeks to allow the leg to heal. When the cast is removed, the brain says this is a “bum paw” and the dog will not use the leg again. Therefore, the vet will tape up the opposite leg, forcing the dog to use the leg, retraining the muscles, nerves, and brain. After three days, the dog will return to a normal life.

The same result can be accomplished in five to ten minutes by using Active Therapeutic Movements on the ATM2. By precisely repositioning the injured joint and muscles, externally supporting them in an upright, weight bearing position, the muscles can be activated and retrained to function properly.

The ATM2 therapy can transition almost any painful movement into 100% pain-free movement with full range of movement in just minutes. This pain-free movement indicates that the brain and nerves have transitioned from a pathological muscle activation and recruitment pattern, to a fully normal function and pattern. The brain and nerves now have the ability to re-negotiate an improved, pain-free range of movement.

When World Long Drive Golfing Champion Gerry James first used the ATM2, he had an immediate 25 degree increase in his rotational range of movement. This correlates with a significantly increased driving distance. As Gerry stated, “For a person that trains six days a week and is at the peak of his performance, this is truly amazing. Can you imagine how this will affect non-professional players?”
As any golfer swinging a club with a sore back will tell you: range of movement is everything.

When using the ATM2, incredible changes are commonly seen in increased ranges of movement and relief of pain after the failure of physical therapy, exercises, Chiropractic, and medical treatment. Many times nerve tension or disc compression has masked the underlying movement impairment, which leads to treatment failure. When the movement impairment is corrected, the nerve tension and disc compression disappears, and the patient often returns to a level of heath that he or she has not experienced in years.

Additional information about Active Therapeutic Movements, the ATM2, and other forms of natural health care can be found at

About: Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP

Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP attended the University of Wisconsin—Superior where he majored in Physics and Mathematics, with a minor in art photography. While attending the University of Minnesota—Minneapolis, he assisted in research on ribosomal proteins. Completing his Chiropractic studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, he graduated Cum Laude (with high honors) in 1983. He started Moellendorf Chiropractic Office, Ltd. in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin in 1983. In 1996, Dr. Moellendorf was awarded his Doctorate in Naturopathy from Trinity School of Natural Health. In 2001, he received Chiropractic’s most prestigious award, the honorary Legion of Chiropractic Philosophers degree, for his thesis “The Workings of Innate Intelligence in Obsessive/Compulsive and Addictive Behaviors.” This paper was chosen for publishing in the book Philosophic Contemplations vol. 2 in 2002. Dr. Moellendorf can be contacted at (920) 493-2126 or jgmoellendorf(at), or his website at

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