PAMM Therapy


What is PAMM Therapy?


Power Assisted Mirco Manipulation Technology (or PAMM) is a handset that physiotherapists use to help them reduce spinal stiffness and realign damaged areas of the spine. Because of the spine’s ability to withstand considerable strain, this is not a job that can be done by hand alone. The PAMM handset enables the therapist to manipulate the spine, whilst retaining the ability to feel the soft tissues, ligaments, and tendons within the body.


PAMM therapy uniquely treats the entire spine, and can greatly reduce the likelihood of future episodes. It offers an excellent long-term solution for spinal problems.


How Does PAMM Therapy Work?


As the different sections of the spine work as one unit, it is vital that all areas of the spine are correctly aligned and supple. Through injury, age or bad posture the spine can become rotated or tilted. This creates pain and stiffness as painful muscle spasms are created to help protect the spinal area. Once the spine is damaged, there is no natural way for it to heal itself and the pain and lack of mobility can get worse and worse. Over time, the injury can get increasingly unstable.


PAMM therapy is designed to reduce stiffness in the muscles surrounding the spine, allowing the vertebrae to realign. Once the muscle spasm is reduced, the pressure that has been put on the spine eases up, allowing the intervertebral discs to re-hydrate and stop bulging. The treatment encourages tissues to heal and muscles, ligaments, and joints to regain mobility. The spine should become much more flexible and less painful, allowing you to get back to those activities you’ve been avoiding.


What Does PAMM Therapy Involve?


Prior to treatment, a full assessment is carried out to arrive at a clinical diagnosis. If PAMM therapy is required, 5-6 treatments are usually suggested.


The PAMM handset works in three settings:


  • Introductory, which prepares the spinal muscles for treatment.
  • Reflex, which stimulates the spinal reflexes. The aim is to reduce tension in the muscles, helping the vertebrae to realign correctly.
  • Mobilisation, this assists the therapist in progressively restoring mobility to the stiff area.


Who is Suitable for PAMM Therapy?


PAMM therapy can be used to successfully treat patients with the following conditions:


  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Radiating arm pain, numbness or tingling
  • Headache
  • Frozen shoulder


How Can I Get PAMM Therapy?


To see if PAMM therapy can help you, call us on 0114 268 6677, email or book an appointment online.

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