i have broken my ankle four times. I have an insane amount of scar tissue in my feet and I was constantly in pain. By the end of the day my foot was so swollen and had hardly any mobility. I tried typical pt with no change. When I started with my new pt, she suggested Astym therapy. The effect was immediate. The fluid buildup reduced. My mobility increased. My pain is almost down to zero. I went from barely able to walk to doing Crossfit seven days a week! It has been a true miracle worker.
Treated at: Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers-Indianola
1709 North Jefferson
Indianola, IA 50125
I have nothing but praises for my PT Kate and the astym process. I came to her after dealing with plantar fasciitis for about 2 months. I am a long distance runner and triathlete so I needed my feet to not be causing me pain. This process has kept me running, and have continued to be able to run during this process…even did a half marathon, which I Pr’d two weeks ago. I would highly recommend this process!
Athletico 1485 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 100
Howell, MI 48843 Phone: 517-545-5880
I have had plantar fasciitis for 10 years. Off and on symptoms and pain as i trained for marathons and ironmans. 2 years ago i couldnt take the pain any more and started getting cortisone shots, orthotics, creams, physical therapy. Then my dr told me to try a new surgery called Topaz. I did the surgery and no success. We were both stumped and ordered to try Asytm therapy. After 4 months of astym therapy and physical therapy i was able to start walk, running and enjoy sports again. I am training for a half marathon in Louisville next month and I am so excited to be back as a triathlete. Thank you Astym for saving my feet!
Clinic where I was treated: Sport + Spine
7279 West 105th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
I suffered with chronic plantar fasciitis for well over 2 years, spending $thousands on shoes, expensive orthotic inserts, braces, injections, doctors, and unsuccessful physical therapy. I started went to Elite Physical Therapy in Tacoma in late January of this year as I wanted a fresh start to get rid of this chronic ailment /Pain. I began treatment on my feet with Astym therapy and within weeks, I am almost symptom free! I feel like I have had a miracle as my feet did not respond to any other treatments. I highly recommend this treatment to anyone who has suffered and at the point where they feel like there is no hope. Astym treatment gave me back my active life style and I thank God for this method is in treating chronic plantar fasciitis. To the inventor of this method — thank you! Thank you, Astym therapy!
Elite Physical Therapy
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!
Clinic where I was treated: SERC of Liberty
1512 NE 96th Street Suite A Liberty, MO 64068
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.
Clinic where I was treated: Presbyterian Healthcare-Healthplex
Healthplex Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic
6301 Forest Hills Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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
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.
Clinic where I was treated: Wellness Physical Therapy
1311 Gause Boulevard, Slidell, LA 70458
Phone: 985-649-6577 Website: www.slidellathleticclub.com
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.
Clinic where I was treated: Diamond Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc. 1140 East Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102 Phone: 847-854-0196
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 .
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
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.
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