Active therapeutic movement is the process of improving active movements that are painful by performing isometric muscle contractions in a non painful range of motion. When the muscles of the body do not function properly, they can overstress the adjacent joints and connective tissues which will ultimately cause pain with movement. Active therapeutic movement corrects dysfunctional muscle contraction patterns thereby easing the stress on the associated joints and tissues so that the affected individual can perform the movement without pain. Significant results of lowered pain level, improved ranges of motion, and functional goals have been achieved with patients immediately during and after treatment. This therapy is pain free and helps to eliminate painful movement. The goals of the Active Therapeutic Movement are:

1) Provide Immediate Improvement

2) Resolve the Functional Problem or Movement

3) Prevent Future Episodes

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