I just wanted to tell others about the Astym treatment and how it helped me during my recovery and rehab for my Achilles tendon. The treatment helped ease the pain and swelling of the scar tissue at the back of my heel and calf muscle. It was not a comfortable process the first time but the benefits were almost immediate and the following treatments were progressively easier. The benefits are reduced pain and swelling as well as helping out with the flexibility. Definitely worth the time and helped me out a lot.
Treating Clinic: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab, 2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054 Phone: 704-865-0077 Website: www.carolinaorthopaedic.com
I had been suffering with a substantial amount of tingling and numbness in my left hand for almost a year. This started out as just happening through the night, then moved to happening also through the day time also. I visited with a doctor at my Sports Medicine Clinic, and after having nerve testing on my wrist, I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel. The surgery went very well, I was healing up nicely, and the tingling and numbness was gone. Approximately 6 weeks after the surgery, I noticed a slight tugging and pain when pressure was put on my palm. The doctor explained that I had pivotal pain, and could use physical therapy, to increase blood flow to my palm. I had physical therapy done at Mid-Nebraska Physical Therapy with Laura Dickinson. Laura was awesome at explaining how Astym therapy works and about the treatments. Astym therapy initiates your body’s own healing process. After 6 weeks of therapy my hand feels so much better, I can’t thank Laura enough for her help.
Treating Clinic: Mid-Nebraska Physical Therapy and Sports Center
120 West Leota Street, North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-534-0999, Website: midnebraskapt.com
About 12 years ago I damaged my right elbow. Three surgeries later I still cannot fully straighten or extend my right arm. I have learned to live with this (as well as my arthritis) but this means there is a great deal of stress placed on my right wrist, elbow and shoulder to compensate. Periodically I get flare-ups of tennis elbow and elbow joint pain. I had been having a particularly bad one for a couple of weeks and decided that I needed physical therapy. Ginger Haley at ATI in Kirkland recommended I try Astym therapy because she said she’d had good results with it. I saw improvement from the first session! My pain was eased almost immediately and the flexibility and strength training Ginger also added to the Astym treatment over the next few sessions have made my arm feel better than it has in years. The change has been remarkable, I have had to deal with this issue for a long time, so I know what a normal cycle of flare-up and calming down is. This accelerated the healing process phenomenally even though I was having one of my worst flare-ups in years – I am doing things now with no pain that I know would have triggered a flare-up in the past. I can’t say enough about this treatment, how well Ginger applied it, and how well it worked!
Treating Clinic: ATI Physical Therapy-Kirkland
11821 NE 128th Street Suite C
Kirkland, Washington 98034
After suffering with terrible pain in my left elbow, the Astym treatments were wonderful and gave me a lot of relief. I am now moderate when I was really unable to wash my back or open bottle’s of O/J, or even cut up food (meats) or vegetables in the kitchen. The patch was a relief of the pain as well. Ella is a wonderful Physical Therapist. The whole department is filled with wonderful and delightful and good people. I will recommend anyone to the Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic. I want to thank them once again for everything that was done for me.
Treating clinic: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab 2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-865-0077 Website: www.carolinaorthopaedic.com
After suffering with localized pain and throbbing for over 3 months – I was finally able to get past the constant pain and night throbbing after just 4 Astym treatments to my heel/foot/ankle area. Prior to Astym therapy I tried gel pads and orthotic shoe inserts with no relief. As an active father – it was hard for me to limp along to my kids sports and activities. Now after 3 weeks and 4 Astym treatments – my pain is 90% better and my flexibility in my foot as returned near 100%. I am not ready to run a marathon quite yet – but with the new flexibility and pain relief I have gained so far – I can at least keep up with the kids!! I am confident that without the discovery of Astym treatments – I would have had to resort to a referral to a Podiatrist for more invasive options for pain relief as nothing I had tried was working.
Treating Clinic: Med-Plus Physical Therapy
2921 South Frontage Road
Moorhead, MN 56560
More support for Astym therapy has just been published. A large, randomized clinical trial showing Astym therapy to be highly effective for tennis elbow, and also demonstrating Astym therapy’s impressive efficacy on recalcitrant tennis elbow, has just been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
This large scale clinical trial demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of Astym therapy gives even more reason for referral sources and patients to seek out certified Astym providers. Large controlled clinical trials are very important contributions to the literature, and we are pleased that Astym therapy has joined the rare, elite rank of treatments that have quality clinical trials supporting effectiveness and safety.
Please feel free to download and share this clinical trial: https://peerj.com/articles/967.pdf
Astym therapy is one of the most researched and effective interventions available – it is unmatched in its ability to resolve a wide range of soft tissue dysfunctions.
After two months of trying to heal my extremely painful elbows on my own, i was diagnosised by my physician with tendonosis. I had stopped working out with a personal trainer. I also stopped my yoga practice that my husband and I had been doing regularly for many months. The doctor said it was a very lengthy healing process, because tendons have little blood flow, which is what is needed to heal. I tried several different things to heal my degenerating elbows including self physical therapy excerises, taping, bracing, acupunture and injections. None of those gave me the results i received with Astym therapy. I am still healing, but I am anxiously excited with my results. My left elbow is mostly healed and my right is getting there. I truly apprecitate Heidi, my therapist. She encourages continuing the treatment and it is working. Thank you.
Treating Clinic: Heidi Carstensen, DPT, SERC of Liberty
1512 NE 96th Street, Suite A
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816-792-0775 Website: www.serctherapy.com
For several years, I have suffered with numbness and pain in my feet. I tried cortisone shots, but there was no relief. I changed doctors,and the orthopedic specialist sent me to physical therapy at Serc in Liberty,Missouri. After a few weeks of Astym therapy, I have less numbness and pain in my feet. I’m still in therapy,so hopefully by the end of my treatment, the numbness and pain will be gone totally.
Kansas City, Missouri
Treating Clinic: SERC of Liberty
1512 NE 96th Street, Suite A
Liberty, MO 64068 Phone: 816-792-0775 Website: www.serctherapy.com
This is my second round of physical therapy for the surgery that was performed on my right big toe on December 26, 2014. The range of motion was very limited and painful in my normal stride. After consulting with a different podiatrist and my physical therapist, I agreed to 3 more months of physical therapy including Astym therapy. The Astym therapy that I received on my entire lower leg, ankle and foot improved my function, range and pain level 80%!! At first the treatment would last the rest of the day. As the therapist continued the time increased to two days and a whole weekend. It’s not 100% but my range has improved from 35 degrees extension to 47! I looked forward to the treatment because I knew it was making so much positive difference.
Treating Clinic: Diamond Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc.
1140 East Algonquin Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-854-0196 Website: www.dptrehab.com
My story begins with both heels so sore I could barely walk. Work was almost impossible. I was referred to a podiatrist who diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis in both feet, but the right foot was worse so I was told to wear a brace at night..given stretches to do and wear orthotics in my shoes at all times. Well 3 weeks later nothing had changed so I went back to the doctor he decided to do cortisone shots in both feet. It worked for the left foot, but not the right so two weeks later I went back..by now I am frustrated..work is so hard to do..it hurts with each step, so I am almost pleading with my doctor. He thinks the next step is Plantar Fascia Release (surgery) on the right foot is the next step..so 4 days later I have the surgery. It goes without any problems. I am set home to recover. 4 weeks later I have a check up and I am suppose to go back to work but I am still unable to walk normal..it still very sore. Doctor notices a large amount of scar tissue has built up..and the pain in my left foot is back so he thinks that Astym therapy would be beneficial. So I continue with Astym therapy for 8 weeks..twice a week..and wow is all I can say!…What a difference!..I can walk normal..the scar tissue is almost gone…and the pain in my left foot in gone! Thank you Astym therapy!
Treating Clinic: Altru Rehabilitation Center
1300 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-780-2315 Website: www.altru.org