You Finally Found the answer to Muscle Aches, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, & most everything else related to your muscles & joints that might ail you!

Active Myofacial Therapy -The Diamond Method™!

Whether you have been in Chronic Pain for years or are recovering from a new situation such as a Recent Injury, Surgery, Car Accident, Work-Related or Sports Injury – Active Myofascial Therapy™ will help you get out of pain, feel better and get back to living a full life!

 

AMT™ was developed by Irene Diamond, RT, an exercise and movement therapist and neuromuscular re-educator as a result of a spinal cord accident she had at age 15. She was completely paralyzed initially but eventually went on to regain full movement.

After completing her degree in Recreation, Rehabilitation & Movement Therapy, she used herself and clients as the first guinea pigs. Over the years, she fine tuned the work and is now seeing a select number of clients in San Francisco, California, USA; and teaching the AMT ~ The Diamond Method to therapists in seminars and workshops around the world.

 

AMT’s focus is complete healing of muscular-skeletal issues.

Each and every AMT & AMM session
incorporates the 7-step  D.I.A.M.O.N.D. Method

 

  1. D – Discovery

  2. I – Initial Assessment /Investigate

  3. A – Actions & Activation

  4. M – Manual Therapy / Myofascial Manipulation

  5. O – Client: Observe Physical, Emotional & Mental Changes

  6. N – Therapist: Notice Physical, Emotional & Mental Changes

  7. D – Design, Develop & Determine Next Step & Future Therapy plan

Active Myofascial Therapy – The Diamond Method, either alone or used in conjunction with physical therapy, massage therapy, chiropractic, or other modalities is  focused on getting you quick and permanent results!

 

Active Myofascial Therapy™ will:

  • Get You Out Of Pain
  • Improve Your Ability To Move Your Body With Less Stress & Strain
  • Teach You Easy Secrets To Improve Your Posture
  • Educate You On Proper Biomechanics (How to lift, bend, sit, work, etc)

AMT™ is for You If You Have Any of the Following:

  • Pain during the day or at night which affects your ability to carry out your daily activities or get a good night sleep
  • Problems resulting from a car accident or work related injury
  • TMJ disorders
  • Repetitive Stress Syndrome
  • Migraines/ Headaches
  • Numbness or Tingling in legs, arms, fingers or toes
  • Whiplash
  • Shoulder Impingement / Frozen Shoulder
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (T.O.S.)
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains, Tears, and Spasms
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (D.D.D.)
  • Low back Pain
  • Fibromyalgia (FM)
  • Tendonitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Poor Posture

Almost 90% of physical aches and pains are due to imbalances, weakness and/or restriction in your soft-tissue (which is the muscle, fascia and/or ligaments).

Soft-tissue dysfunction is usually because of an old or new injury, years of poor posture, or physical or emotional stress which lead to a contraction of some muscles as a way for your body to protect itself or to compensate for a dysfunction. Unfortunately, even if your injury has healed or the situation has changed, your muscles don’t always get the message from your nervous system to release the chronic contraction (called “splinting”) or protective compensation. What may start out as a small limitation in movement, over time may result in severely restricted movement and a shortening of the muscles. If pain continues, it can set up a whole slew of compensatory movement patterns and what is known as a pain-spasm-pain cycle, which is hard to break.

BUT Guess What? The Diamond Method Can Reduce Pain & Poor Posture Patterns!

Active Myofascial Therapy™ can help you get out of pain and feel better!

 

Joan shares how her migraines are finally gone after years of pain and disability. (after only a handful of session)

Karen also got rid of her knee pain finally, when no one else could help her!

 

The Objective of Active Myofascial Therapy–The Diamond Method™

The objective is three-fold:

The First Objective: “Re-educate” Your Neuromuscular System.

To function correctly, muscles need to be able to contract completely but more importantly to relax completely. Through proper posture, breathing, relaxation techniques, manual therapy, and movement patterns your nervous system is “reminded” if you will, of how to function efficiently.

The Second Objective: Develop Balanced Functional Strength and Joint Flexibility.

This is accomplished through AMT’s corrective exercises which are called ‘Actions’. Strong, stable, flexible joints, and muscles is the key to living a pain free, happy life.

The Third Objective: Correct & Improve Physiologically Efficient Posture and Movement.

It’s important to learn how and where your head, limbs, and trunk should be held while standing, sitting, lying, and moving. This means being aware of how you are ‘holding’ and using your body. (You could be tensing your shoulder muscles all day while at work with out even knowing it!) You will also begin to enhance your “Positional Awareness” an term coined by founder, Irene Diamond, which relates to your proprioceptive and kinesthetic awareness of your joint and limb positions. Since everything is inter-connected, there will also be an assessment of other factors that may contribute to your pain, such as your work/desk set-up, sleep positions, etc. By addressing all of these aspects we will help you increase your mobility, improve your posture, expand your breathing, aid your digestion and reduce or eliminate your pain.

To have the greatest results, we have found:

  • 50% of the key to success, through AMT is Awareness (of body and breath)
  • 25% of the therapy comes from Soft-tissue Mobilization (like massage), which incorporates myofascial therapy, neuromuscular re-education and trigger-point therapy. (BUT, you are active, not passive)
  • And the last 25% is made up of the Actions (stretching, stabilizing and strengthening).

Note that AMT is not a therapy that is done ‘to’ you. During your session you are not passive (like massage), but are active. You move in prescribed ways, press muscles up into the therapists applied pressure, and do the gentle Actions. We develop your therapy plan based on the results we find from your initial evaluation. This comprehensive approach provides long term results. It is not, however, realistic to expect a few one-hour sessions to undo 23 hours a day or a lifetime of incorrect body mechanics! So to enhance your therapy results, an individualized program of Actions are designed for you to do at home or throughout the day and some life-style changes may also be beneficial to incorporate daily. To facilitate your healing, please note that after an Active Myofascial Therapy – The Diamond Method™ session it is highly recommended you allow a minimum of five minutes to walk before sitting down. If this additional time is not available, please notify your therapist to finish your session a little early. To assure the best possible results, your therapist will be happy to discuss your treatment plan with your other health care providers. It may be necessary to have your doctor write a prescription to help you receive reimbursement from your insurance company. Most workers’ compensation, automobile accident and personal injury cases will cover AMT under neuromuscular reeducation, myofascial release, and therapeutic exercise.

Active Myofascial Therapists Guarantee Your Success!

Clients and Patients are treated on a select basis. (Please look here for a list of therapists in your area.)

Call your therapist today to see if you qualify for receiving Active Myofascial Therapy – The Diamond Method™