Astym Therapy Works!

I started receiving Astym therapy after my Dr. diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis. So far I’ve had about 6 treatments and as a result I can feel an improvement in my foot pain. Hopefully the next 6 will get me pain free!

Paul Smith
Clinic where I was treated:                                                                                   SERC of Liberty
1512 NE 96th Street Suite A Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816-792-0775
Website:  www.serctherapy.com

Total Relief from Astym Therapy

I had been having shoulder therapy that was targeted with posture improvement exercises. All was going well after two weeks. Then for some unknown reason I awoke one morning with a very stiff neck. Which I now blame on a pillow. I tried a massage not a Pres. That didn’t improve things and may have stirred things up! In any case… within a few days… I was in real agony. Couldn’t raise my head off the bed in the morning without using my hands to support my head. After toughing it out for three days; on a Saturday at 3PM, I decided I wasn’t going to make it through the night. I went to NexCare Urgent Care. The Dr changed my usual Ibuprofen to Naproxen 500mg AM and PM and continued with my Tramadol… which I had been taking with the Ibuprofen. He also prescribed Hydrocodon and tylenol for PM pain relief… which I used for three days. I went back to PT and explained the events. My therapist angel then began an evaluation and the next step was, now I know, Astym therapy! What an almost instant relief! Absolutely, amazing. I’m a believer! I have also be attempting to shake tendonitis; whether plantar or achilles tendon… I’m not sure… but it’s been treated as plantar fasciitis. I do a 2-3 mile walk with my dog daily… some days more comfortable than others! I’m wondering if Astym therapy would be as therapeutic on this problem, too. I’ll have to contact my podiatrist (?) on that issue.

Mary Baker
Clinic where I was treated: Presbyterian Healthcare-Healthplex
Healthplex Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic
6301 Forest Hills Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505-823-8350
Website:  www.phs.org

Comment from Astym therapy:  Astym therapy has shown great success with plantar fasciitis and other forms of tendonitis.  To see outcomes from Astym therapy for specific conditions, view Astym therapy outcome reports

Relief at last: Astym therapy helped my knees

I have been getting Astym therapy for the last couple of months after having two knee surgeries since October 2014. My movements and pain has been getting better progressively ever since. Truly a remarkable treatment program that I would highly recommend. I wasn’t able to bend my leg before but now it’s got easier. Scar tissue was an issue also that’s gone.

Corey Buckley
Clinic where I was treated: Wellness Physical Therapy
1311 Gause Boulevard,  Slidell, LA 70458
Phone: 985-649-6577 Website: www.slidellathleticclub.com

Injury to calf: Astym therapy really helped

I hit my calf on a trailer hitch and received a huge hematoma. Started having twinges and tingling in right calf down to the foot. Saw foot Dr. said I had plantar fasciitis. After about a year I was sent to see a neurologist. He said I have neuropathy so he gave me a medication to use. Foot doctor also put me on medication. Coming to Diamond Physical Therapy and receiving the Astym treatment the tingling and throbbing has greatly diminished. I have not had any trouble sleeping at night. I do not get the cramping in the leg or foot anymore.

Sue Ihssen

Clinic where I was treated: Diamond Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc.    1140 East Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102 Phone: 847-854-0196
Website: www.dptrehab.com 

Foot pain brought me down, but with Astym therapy, I am now training for a half marathon

M y foot pain happened after a 5k race in a pasture on a great day. A couple of months later I developed heel pain in my right foot. A visit to my sports clinic and I had an appointment with a fantastic physical therapist. Laura Dickinson introduced me to Astym therapy. After 8 appointments I was finally able to walk with little pain and able to start training for a Half Marathon .

James Osbon
Clinic where I was treated: Mid-Nebraska Physical Therapy and Sports Center, 120 West Leota Street
North Platte, NE 69101 Phone: 308-534-0999                                 Website:  www.midnebraskapt.com                                                       Treating Therapist:  Laura Dickinson, DPT

Finally some relief from pain with Astym therapy

I am 27 years old and suffer from chronic lower back pain. I had back surgery on Feb 11, 2014. That did not ease the pain, when the doctor recommended physical therapy I was a little hesitant. Because it has never helped in the past. The first session I went and Jeanette Elliot PT used astym therapy on my lower back and legs, which i might add didnt feel well at all. After a couple more sessions I would have relief longer and longer. Then I would have relief for days in a row. Before astym therapy I could barely walk. Now, I can walk some days pain free and actually live my life. The astym treatment was the only one that seemed to show any progress for me.

megan mitchner
Clinic where I was treated: Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center,  800 West 9th Street
Jasper, IN 47546 Phone: 812-996-0682
Website:  www.mhhcc.org  Treating Clinician:  Jeanette Elliot PT

Astym therapy saved me after a terrible accident

After a severe right humeral shaft and neck fracture with an IM Rod and several screws, I started PT. Shortly into my therapy sessions my therapist started doing Astym treatments. Like all my therapies they were extremely uncomfortable but I wouldn’t trade that pain for anything! Because of Astym therapy I have the flexibility and strength that I currently enjoy in my right shoulder. What a great THERAPY! I wouldn’t have been able to return to caring for my patients, Ever, without it. It saved my career as a RN after a terrible accident

Johnette Amado
Clinic where I was treated: Pro Therapy Services                                         of East Tennessee-Sevierville
1103 Village Drive Sevierville, TN 37862
Phone: 865-908-7041 Website: www.protherapyservices.com

Road to Recovery: Astym therapy helping leg pain

My back and leg pain started in May and hit its worst in June. July-September I saw a chiropractor 3x per week, but not much relief in pain. There were nights I could barely get up the stairs. I started physical therapy in the beginning of October. After 4 weeks, I wasn’t progressing much. Every time I started to feel a little better, the next day the pain would come back. I was beginning to worry that this wouldn’t work either and surgery was next. The end of October, I attended my physical therapy appointment and they decided to try something new–Astym treatment. I had never heard of it but was willing to try anything! It was painful at times and it left some bruises, but after the first time I felt a little better. Each time I received the treatment I felt better and better. Today, I am almost pain free and am hopefully going to be able to get back to exercising and living my active lifestyle again. I truly believe Astym therapy is what began my journey to recovery!

Nicole Crudup
Clinic where I was treated: Diamond Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc.  1140 East Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102 Phone: 847-854-0196
Website:  www.dptrehab.com 

Astym therapy gave me back my mobility

I had fallen and was diagnosed with Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder). I did physical therapy off and on for eight months. My doctor and I decided to do orthoscopic surgery and manipulation. I started physical therapy again the very next day and went 3 days a week for four weeks. I them came to a plateau in my recovery.. My physical therapist ( who is the greatest ever) told me about Astym treatment and gave me information to take home and read. When I had my first treatment, I was like I can’t believe that it is going to hurt this bad, but immediately after on my way home, I could tell a difference in my mobility. With each treatment the pain became less and less and my mobility was much better. I had 2 treatments per week for 4 weeks. I am so glad that she recommended this treatment, it really boosted my recovery and gave me hope.

Karen Leonard
Clinic where I was treated: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center Physical Therapy & Rehab  620 Summit Crossing Place
Suite 305 Gastonia, NC 28054 Phone: 704-833-3103                   Website:   www.carolinaorthopaedic.com

Unbelievable success with Astym therapy after hand surgery

Medical term for injury is ORIF RF Metacarpal Fracture.
I broke my hand drilling a hole and the drill hung up causing my hand to twist hard and fast enough to break a bone in my hand. the break was severe enough that I had to have a plate and six pins to hold the bone together, and also ligament surgery in my wrist.
After surgery The Dr. that performed my surgery sent me to SERC in Warrensburg Missouri. that is where the success started. My Therapist Sheila Grunewald OTR/L,CHT measured my limitations at 40 degree extensor lag @MCP and 30 degree extensor lag @PIP. I had scar tissue around the site that the Dr. created to install the plate and pins. when I tried to straighten my hand one finger just would not straighten up with the other fingers. Sheila got out these little blue tools and some kind of cream and started gently scraping around the scar area. After she was done with that I thought to myself, what was that supposed to do. It didn’t hurt, “my thoughts were no pain no gain” . The next day I tried to straighten my fingers and they all went to almost straight. My thoughts again ” that’s weird, one day no good the next day straight. I must be GOOD”. When I returned to SERC for my next therapy Sheila said that the success was from the Astym treatment. She continued using the Magic blue tools and my finger now works like it did before the injury. I give credit First to Sheila and second to Astym therapy. Sheila was properly trained on this new treatment and knew where and how to use it. And Astym therapy is the most impressive thing I have been involved with in the medical environment. This treatment should be used at every military hospital worldwide!

Side Note: I am a 30 year Veteran with quite a bit of time and deployments in A Medical Career field.

Don Murphy
Clinic where I was treated:  SERC of Warrensburg, 540 East Young
Suite E, Warrensburg, MO 64093, Phone: 660-262-4795
Website: www.serctherapy.com

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