Abington, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) September 25, 2012
Rehabilitation Specialist, Dr. David Sandler is proud to announce he has just completed his 40 hours of post-graduate studies in Active Myofascial Therapy.
Dr. Sandler will incorporate Active Myofascial Therapy into his therapy practice immediately, which will greatly reduce the pain and suffering of the patients/clients he treats. Dr. Sandler offers numerous methods of therapy at Tri State Wellness Center, in Abington and is excited to expand the reach of his practice by now providing the corrective-based techniques of Active Myofascial Therapy (AMT).
This advanced training in AMT aids the therapist in the prevention and treatment of myofascial dysfunctions or pain. Active Myofascial Therapy is extremely beneficial for any soft-tissue problem ranging from migraines and headaches, to foot problems such as plantar fasciitis. Many common conditions AMT relieves are repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back and neck strain/pain, shoulder conditions, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, and tennis and golf elbow. AMT is also used for preventive, maintenance, and pain management, and because the patient/client is an active participant, AMT helps the body heal naturally.
Active Myofascial Therapy was founded by Hawaiian Rehabilitation Therapist, Irene Diamond, RT more than 25 years ago. AMT is a 7-Step System of therapy that Ms. Diamond developed initially as a way to help her recover from a spinal cord injury she sustained at age 15. Over the years, AMT has quickly become the go-to technique for therapists who want to give fast relief to people in pain. More and more therapists and other health care providers are introducing AMT in their clinical practices with great results.
Dr. David Sandler says, "Active Myofascial Therapy makes it super easy for me to get great results with my patients/clients who have pain or limitations in the movement in their arm, leg, neck or back. I have already found that AMT shortens their healing time, and reduces their pain, and is fantastic in getting desk-athletes and weekend warriors back to the activity they love without strain and restriction."
AMT is a therapeutic technique that incorporates a unique, proprietary system of myofascial therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, trigger point release, biomechanics, postural education, and their therapeutic movements, called “Actions.” AMT is used to reduce pain and restrictions; and increase mobility and stability. Sessions are often performed with the patient/client clothed, and the patient/client is very “active” during a session rather than passive. In contrast, traditional physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture and massage modalities are applied to the passive client, rather than having them actively participate in conducting their own therapy. Many modalities such as traditional massage only focus on reducing restrictions and relaxing the tissue, but do nothing or little to increase the over-all physical integrity of the client, which is a big part of the AMT modality.
Most patients/clients experience immediate results from AMT that are very long-lasting due to the incorporation of Actions to develop strength and stability as well as to ‘re-educate’ the client’s neuromuscular system.
Dr. Sandler appreciates that Active Myofascial Therapy can be used in conjunction with other therapies such as massage, chiropractic and physical therapy, as they compliment each other.
“When I first came to see Dr. Sandler I had pain in my shoulders and neck. Now in only three Active Myofascial Therapy (AMT) sessions, the tightness in my shoulders and neck has eased 50%, I have greater range of motion, and my pain is down to a three” says
Deb N., Glenside, PA.
To learn more about receiving Active Myofascial Therapy provided by Dr. David Sandler, please call 267-488-0100 or email http://www.mystws.com.
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