I did not know about Astym treatment before we started, but I noticed such a difference in the scar tissue at each session. I would highly recommend it and am going to try it on my plantar fasciitis now.
Treating clinic: Kinesis Physical Therapy
1521 Northway Drive Suite 116
Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Phone: 320-654-9838
I had my left knee replaced. I went into physical therapy the next week. For six weeks my therapy was at an impasse. I just couldn’t get much extension in my knee. My therapist suggested to try Astym therapy and we did. the results started to change the same day. It was unbelievable. I started to get more mobility in my knee. After six more weeks I got to around 103 degrees of bend in my knee thanks to Astym therapy and my therapist. It did really helped.
Robert Wm. Lucas
Treating Clinic: Northwest Physical Therapy
Country Aire Plaza
3724 Allentown Rd
Elida, OH 45807
I was having severe pain in my Achilles tendons and on the bottom of each foot. This pain started in September 2014 and during the busy holiday season I was on my feet quite a bit. It became so painful that I could barely stand it. I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma by my podiatrist. I started Astym treatment at Benchmark Therapy with Daniel. True the treatment is painful but after 14 treatments I am now pain free. Benchmark is a great facility and the PTs there are wonderful. I am now pain free and I know now how to exercise and do the appropriate stretches that will keep me this way, Astym therapy worked for me. I was also fitted with orthodics which helps greatly. They can be interchanged with all my shoes.
Treating Clinic: BenchMark PT-East Towne
4635 Greenway Drive Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-546-0801 Website: www.benchmarkpt.com
I am a survivor of breast cancer. I had a bilateral mastectomy in August of 2013 followed by a year of chemo and 4 more surgeries to the chest finishing in December 2014. I developed chemo induced neuropathy and began falling from balance issues. This sent me to the Neurologist who sent me to physical therapy. After 2 months of work on the balance issues with success we turned our focus on the limited use of my upper body. I was working and trying but didn’t see very much progress when my PT mentioned to me that she was going to a training for a treatment called Astym therapy and that she wanted to try it on me when she got back. At this point, I can’t lift my arms parallel to my shoulders so I am willing to try anything. After the first treatment, and it hurt enough that ugly words came out of my mouth I felt more loose but really didn’t know what it had accomplished, they had me try to do a plank and I could only get about 1/2 inch off the table and had to keep my knees down on the table just to do that. I was so wore out from my workout that I could not change back into my work clothes. 3 days later I realized that I had just randomly raised my hands above my head-jumping jack style-and I got excited, really excited. I had not done that in a year & 1/2. 2nd treatment-didn’t hurt as badly and we added stomach to Astym treatment because of the lypo that had been done for reconstruct filler. The work out afterward went much better, then it was plank time…I was able to do a FULL plank, no knees down and fully off the table! WHAT? I just finished my 4th treatment, I feel better than I have in almost 2 years, I can lift and stretch and do many things that just 3 weeks ago were not even in my thoughts as being obtainable for months. I cannot tell you how much this treatment has changed my outlook and progress. I am so excited that there is a possibility that I can now swim this summer. I have 4 more treatments and even though I want to punch the PT (don’t judge;) sometimes because it hurts, I have realized no pain no gain really is true! It is over quickly and if I can go through chemo then I can handle a little Astym pain! My treatments times varied between 4-7 days in between because of my scheduling issues. I want to spread the word, shout it from the treetops and hopefully help someone else find a simple solution in this not so simple disease to find their strength and mobility again.
Treating Clinic: Heartland Rehab Services-Murray
208 South 6th Street
Murray, KY 42071
My first visit the astym procedure made a huge difference. My finger stopped going numb and relief was 100% better. Was not fixed at 100%, but made it feel 100% better. Ashli, was been doing a great job, she know exactly where to work on my arm and neck. What a difference astym makes.
Treating Clinic: Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
800 West 9th Street Jasper, IN 47546 Phone: 812-996-0682 Website: www.mhhcc.org
After 1-2 treatments swelling did not come down, but my leg felt better. The rest of the treatments, swelling started going down and leg continued to feel better after each treatment.
Diamond Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc.
1140 East Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102
I have battled with thoracic and cervical pain and tightness for several years. I finally had the physical therapists at Madison Park PT work on my upper back with Astym therapy. What a difference! I have so much freedom in my range of motion and can go several days without the feeling of knotted up muscles. It has allowed me to go on long backpacking trips without pain and to not be consciously thinking about my spine during my daily life. Astym therapy is truly awesome.
Where I was treated: Madison Park Physical Therapy
3121 E. Madison, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98112 Phone: 206-324-5389
Pain-free for the first time in years! Therapist Mary at Fyzical has been such a terrific healer. I hope more fibromyalgia sufferers could have access to this procedure. The center is professional and all the employees radiate compassion. It is a seamless experience from start to finish. I will continue to use this facility for “tune-ups”and also intend to work with the massage therapist who is affiliated with Fyzical.
Paula J Anderson
Treated at: Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center 1240 Iroquois Avenue
Suite 400 Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630-369-1015 Website: www.fyzical.com/naperville
Laura Dickinson helped me tremendously with Astym therapy. I had 3 foot surgeries on my left foot and was in terrible pain. I was maimed for a year and a half! I had severe stiffness and nerve pain that was extremely sensitive and Astym therapy was the solution! After only a couple of treatments it became less sensitive to it’s world, at the end of treatment I was able to wear a shoe again. Sometimes to this day I refer back to the treatment and will massage my foot and it remembers the Astym therapy and returns to normalcy. I am very grateful.
Treating Clinician: Laura Dickinson, Mid-Nebraska Physical Therapy and Sports Center
120 West Leota Street
North Platte, NE 69101
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