At the Buhler A.M.I.T. ® Institute, we accelerate healing,maximize function, and elevate human performance.

We predict and prevent injury.

Dr. Buhler Performing a Diagnosis

Advanced Muscle Integration Technique (A.M.I.T. ® ) is a systematic treatment of common joint and muscle conditions experienced by active people. AMIT is a revolutionary advancement in sports medicine.

A.M.I.T. ®  practitioners can predict injuries by examining and identifying instabilities in the body, which in most cases lead to injury.  AMIT allows for rapid correction of instabilities resulting in improved function, reduced pain and a higher level of performance.

The developers of the A.M.I.T. ®  system discovered that the leading cause of pain is inhibited muscles resulting from overuse or injury.  Although the pain of the injury goes away over time, the functional imbalance remains. Eventually, these functional imbalances lead to chronic pain. By defining and correcting these imbalances, healing and rehabilitation can take place rapidly without the need for drugs or surgery.

There is no reason why people cannot be active into their 80s. You owe it to yourself to discover why top athletes and people from all over the world come to Utah to be treated at the Buhler A.M.I.T. ®  Institute. We look forward to meeting you.

Our Guiding Principles

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. During the course of a lifetime, modifications are due to an accumulation of imbalances caused by traumas and overloads to your body’s systems.

Treating symptoms with unnecessary medications/drugs and surgeries is in essence 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 until a solution can be defined to correct the cause of the problem. Surgery should be recommended to correct pathology, not only 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.

When a muscle is overloaded beyond its ability to sustain the load, one of two things happen: the muscle fibers tear and/or the nervous system inhibits the muscle. This is done to protect the muscle from more severe injury.

If the inhibited muscle is loaded again during physical activity, it will not be able to function appropriately to support the force applied and will be weak. If the muscle continues to be stressed, the body will create pain so as to avoid more damage.

Once a muscle is inhibited, the central nervous system develops an adaptive strategy to use other muscles or tissues to take on more of the load. This leads to adaptive movement patterns and is called ” recruitment” or “adaptation”. The adapted tissue becomes the next site of injury and the injury/adaptation cycle continues.  Eventually, there will be no more muscles for the body to use to adapt. This places more stress on the ligaments and connective tissues and they begin to break down more rapidly, leading to degenerative changes in the joint. Isolated muscle weakness leads to joint instability and restricted range of motion because the body will not allow motion that cannot be stabilized.

Muscle tightness restricts motion and is a symptom of neurological inhibition of the antagonist muscles.  Flexibility exercises increase range of motion but do nothing to improve stability. Stretching the muscle can lead to further injury.

The absence of symptoms does not indicate healing is complete. It may only indicate the body has merely created a successful adaptation into other tissues or systems. Adaptation leads to less efficient function.

If an acute injury is not corrected within six weeks, the central nervous system is forced to adapt the body.

Acute injuries will be treated at the local injury site. Chronic problems often require treatment away from the symptom site. This is due to the situation where the site of pain may be the area of adaptation from an old injury to another part of the body.

Treating adaptation sites does not improve function. If healing is to take place, all the essential components for healing must be present.  If all the essential components for healing are not available, the injured tissue will be put on hold resulting in more adaptation.  This leads to an accumulation of problems; adaptive overlay of injuries and adaptations creating a layering effect.

What do NBA and NFL athletes, world champions, elite medalists, active individuals, mothers, children, and people from around the world have in common? They have realized the amazing results produced by A.M.I.T. certified chiropractic physicians.

In traditional healthcare, the body is treated as isolated, separate systems. Here at the Buhler A.M.I.T. ®  Institute, we trust the human body to heal as one complete integrated system.

So many active people are being exposed to unnecessary surgery and drug therapy resulting in a breakdown in their ability to heal and perform. People deserve better options than drugs or surgery. Our intention is to offer a system of care that is more effective than drugs.

The body gives subtle symptoms to communicate something is out of balance.  Through a drug free natural approach, we provide extraordinary service and stunning results. Our goal is to facilitate your optimal health at every stage of life.

“It is not about what we can put into the body to improve performance, it is about what we can change in the body to improve performance.”

-Objectively evaluating over 540 muscles in the body for function.

-Setting a new standard for measured objective muscle testing.

-Questioning and improving on, the conventional way injuries are treated.

-Expanding treatment methods whose foundation is chiropractic in an effort to integrate with great cutting edge medical care when appropriate.

-Clarifying the practice member’s expectations.

-Revealing instabilities and areas of injury risks by differentiating the root cause of pain from the ad­aptations.

-Applying unique integrated treatment processes to accelerate healing, leading to improved human performance, pain free function and competitive advantage.

-Accomplishing these results without drugs or surgery.

If you are the type of person who wants to function at a high level of athletic performance, stay in shape and be active without struggling with pain and taking medications, we have an alternative system for you.