ATLAS ZONE TREATMENT
The upper cervical spine consists of the the bones and joints of the occiput, atlas and axis. This area of the spine is crucial for good posture and alignment of the body.
Matthew Voigts specialises in a technique to correct dysfunction of this area with the use of vibro-pressure. He is a founder member of the Atlas Zone, an international organisation for the advancement and training of practitioners in the use of this technique.
Many patients seek help with this technique for a wide range of conditions including headache and dizziness originating in the neck (cervicogenic), Fibromyalgia, joint pains including hip and knee. arthritic pain, circulatory problems, digestive problems, Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the neck. Also generilsed aches and pains, acute and chronic backache, back pain, lumbago, sports injuries, muscle spasms, neuralgia, tension and inability to relax, Rheumatic pain, Sciatica, mechanical neck pain.
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Before Atlas Zone Treatment
Mr. S presented with neck stiffness with rotation restriction, a total right knee replacement 8 years previously.and a large bunion on his right big toe ( the plantar pressure outline can be observed above). It can be observed that his right leg is loaded by 14kg more than his left.
After Atlas Zone Treatment
Immediately after Mr S received his Atlas Zone Treatment his weight bearing can be seen to be much more balanced and the plantar pressure at his bunion site has been totally reduced. One can conclude that Mr S has clearly distributed much more weight through his right lower extremity throughout his life resulting in degenerative changes in this limb due to excessive wear and tear. This may be as a result of Atlas Zone dysfunction.