Groundwork is our reference to approaching the human body.

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WE BELIEVE it is vital to build a sound functional foundation for the body before challenging it to more substantial fitness, power or performance goals. Workability can only be sustained in any system, with full integrity.

Groundwork is our reference to approaching the human body with dedicated focus on its foundational elements, Form and Function. The systems of Form and Function relate to musculoskeletal structure and the kinematic sequencing of movement. You need all parts moving strong and powerfully, combined with stability and motor control, to hit your targeted goals.

WE BELIEVE it is vital to build a sound functional foundation for the body before challenging it to more substantial fitness, power or performance goals. Workability can only be sustained in any system, with full integrity.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO restoring the integrity of your body’s well-being, most especially through your biomechanics and capacity to move. Using the best of our expertise and ability, we vow to bring you to the maximum state of workability your body will allow.

OUR PROMISE.
We’re committed if you’re committed.

THE CONDITIONS.
We are goal oriented and results driven. We are committed to take on partnership to get you where your want to go.

We ask you be willing to take on powerfully what is offered during your time with us.
And be willing to show up as full-on partner in producing, for yourself, both value and results.

SERVICES

Performance Care

This is not about you coming in for treatment for extended periods of time. It’s about you having a goal, long term or short, and taking the steps necessary to reach it. Whatever you feel is holding you back, let’s figure it out. The combination of the movement analysis, along with leading edge manual therapy and the right corrective exercises, builds the equation for better results. Better results means pushing hurdles, faster gains and infinite success. When you know exactly what the restraint is and why it’s there, you address the problem and find the solution, rather than hoping you hit the right mark. Even old issues and injuries can have remarkable advancement. Often chronic pain, limited range of motion, lack of stability or power can be resolved once the right plan is set into motion.

Active Release Techniques

ART is a breakthrough in the treatment of injury. A revolutionary form of manual therapy, it’s the first program specifically designed to evaluate and treat damaged soft tissue. ART can address and resolve many injuries previously considered untreatable—often in just a few visits. When soft tissue is injured, it literally “gets stuck”: Filaments of the tissue get bound together, forming dense scar tissue. These adhesions can alter biomechanics, entrap nerves and create pain. The hands-on system of ART protocols used to address the muscles, ligaments and tendons while the patient is in motion, provides the perfect set up for the ART practitioner to assess the damaged tissue and release it. The separation of the bound tissues allows them to rebuild, which in turn reduces pain and restores function. It sounds simple, yet the results can be dramatic, and immediate. Unlike traditional therapies for soft-tissue injury that offer only symptomatic relief, ART goes to the root of the problem to resolve injury and facilitate healing. Properly employed, its success rate is over 96%, even with such chronic problems as low back pain and rotator cuff tendonitis. At AMP, ART is combined with other physical therapy interventions and functional movement training, to create even more comprehensive results—restoring optimal motion, power and control.

Functional Movement

Functional Movement Systems (FMS®), are a series of full-body movement tests designed to assess fundamental patterns of movement. Basic movement skills, such as bending and squatting, are often dysfunctional in those with known musculoskeletal pain. When the clinical assessment is initiated from the perspective of the movement pattern, the clinician has the opportunity to identify meaningful impairments that may be seemingly unrelated to the main musculoskeletal complaint, but contribute to the associated disability. With this knowledge the appropriate course of treatment, focusing on both mobility and stability components, can be determined and carried through. Addressing the true dysfunctional movement patterns as opposed to the point of pain, which is often the case in traditional health care models, creates the potential for best possible outcomes for performance. In sports and in everyday life.

Corrective Exercise and Strength Programming

Sometimes, when rehab exercises are attempted while the injured tissue is still weak and tight, the compromised area feels worse. At AMP, corrective exercises and strength programming doesn’t begin until the injured tissue is restructured and the injury beginning to resolve. Only then is it time to rebuild strength and retrain the body to move. Only then is appropriate exercise recommended and functional movement patterning incorporated. The ART™ segment of treatment is critical to ensure and maintain a healthy, mobile, injury-free future. In most cases, patients with active lifestyles and disciplined training schedules will be able to continue these, though they may need to modify or supplement their routines for a while. Our goal is for you to walk away with strategies for maintaining optimal, pain-free movement — without the need for ongoing treatment.