What is A.M.I.T®?
Dr Craig Buhler
Our mission is to accelerate healing to maximize function and human performance by integrating the structural, chemical and electromagnetic systems of the body. We predict and prevent injuries by defining vulnerabilities through an innate intelligence guided systems approach to assessment, diagnosis and therapy.
Our bodies are perfectly designed to produce the experience we get. Pain or dysfunction is the result of modification to your body’s innate design. Modifications are due to an accumulation of imbalances caused by traumas and overloads to your body’s systems.There is always a reason for symptoms. Ignore them long enough and disease and injury will be the result. Symptoms are a precise language warning system built into the body to protect it. Treating symptoms with unnecessary medications/drugs and surgeries is essentially telling the body to be quiet. This approach can lead to more serious conditions over time. There are crisis situations which require medications/drugs and surgeries. Medication should be used only as a stop gap measure until a solution can be defined to correct the cause of the problem. Surgery should be used only to correct pathology and not in an effort to remove the symptom of pain or improve function. We attempt to define the root cause of the problem rather than merely treat the symptom.
History of A.M.I.T®
Dr. Alan G. Beardall was born September 7, 1938 and his untimely death occurred December 1, 1987 in an automobile accident. He was one of the original Diplomats in the International College of Applied Kinesiology and was a genius behind the A.M.I.T® method.
“You should never have to treat the same muscle twice,” he would teach. “If you found the same problem recurring, you have missed something and need to dig deeper into the body’s systems for the answer as to why your treatment did not hold.” -Dr. Alan Beardall
The body was Dr. Beardall’s laboratory and teacher. He was always in awe of how wondrous the body was, how it could display truths if asked the right questions. He posed questions by challenging muscle function conditions, defining range of motion restrictions and evaluating the details of a patient’s symptoms. This became the “biological language system” used in the A.M.I.T® model.
Dr. Beardall was a nationally ranked distance runner and never missed a day of running the roads. Because of his involvement in running, he drew many of the nation’s elite runners to his office in Lake Oswego, Oregon. As a result, he was presented with many difficult and chronic athletic injuries.
Dr. Beardall was a perfectionist, which was the driving force that led him to never be satisfied with anything less than maximum function and pain free performance in his patients. He worked tirelessly for years defining and refining the work that became known as Clinical Kinesiology or CK. CK is a system that enables physicians the ability to isolate and test 310 unilateral muscles in the body for function. He expanded our understanding of anatomy by re-discovering the anatomical divisions of muscles that were lost in anatomy books by editors’ desire to simplify anatomy. In addition, he discovered systems related to each of the 310 muscles. This revolutionized human performance analysis and treatment.