ASMI (Advanced Spinal Mobilisation Instrument)
"Physiotherapists are mobilisers of the spine."
MOBILISATION – the passive movement of each vertebra
I have always visualized the spine as a ‘chain link’, an intrinsically flexible and supportive structure. If one link comes out of line in your bicycle chain, you would passively move each link in the chain until they all released and settled in position. This is mobilising.
As a practitioner I have one pair of hands and you have 24 spinal joints which should be flexible and mobile. I could not do enough work in any one session to achieve the necessary release, unless I use the ASMI.
This has allowed me to complete a years worth of hand mobilisations in one session and what was considered an impossible feat of realigning the length of the spine and giving back full flexibility is achieved every day, many times a day, at Bodymatters Motion
ASMI is an extension of the therapists’ hand. It is a hand set with 4 little robotic fingers, individually primed not to force movement where there is none, but only working through the movement that is there. This makes the treatment purely a mobilising technique and allows the therapist to be fully aware of the state of each individual joint. What must be emphasised is that it is ‘only a tool’ so it is not the machine that gives the treatment but the therapist.
"ASMI is only as good as the hand that uses it!"