07 Apr I Was Sidelined With Leg Pain-Astym Therapy Gave Me Amazing Results
I was training for my 2nd full marathon and doing quite well. So well that if I was able to finish at my goal and paces that I’d been training at, I would qualify for Boston Marathon. One week before the race, I started it have pretty severe pain in my lower left leg. Was it shin splints? Knots in my calves? I tried to continue to run on it but to no avail. It was diagnosed as a stress fracture and I was unable to run the race. In fact, I was on crutches for 6 weeks.
The recovery was very slow. My doctor recommended Astym therapy. I had never heard of it and wondered if it was some kind of hokey treatment. I did some reading and decided it might actually be legit so I made an appointment with my physical therapist to try it.
Amazing results! Via about eight Astym treatments, she was able to work out the knots in my calf muscles. We made some gait and shoe changes and slowly I was able to begin running again!
I didn’t realize how much I had missed running until I was able to get back out there. I was alive again!
I’m now training for a half marathon and I feel GREAT! I literally tell all my running friends about Astym therapy whenever they are experiencing muscle issues as I truly believe it will benefit them!
Deb Dunham, Astym Patient
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Clinic: Altru Rehabilitation Center