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In Part I of this entry, we discussed some of the most effective treatments for chronic hamstring strains and injuries. Despite being pain-free with typical daily activities, many athletes continue to have pain with their sport several months and even years after a hamstring injury....

Those of you who suffer from chronic hamstring strains know how frustrating this recurrent injury can be. Hamstring strains and injuries typically occur with high-speed activities such as sprinting, soccer, or tennis. As physical therapists, we treat an increased number of hamstring strains as recreational...

Astym treatment is a physical therapy treatment that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym treatment is highly effective for restoring movement and reducing pain from soft tissue injury/dysfunction, and...

In the past, depending on the patient’s injury, diagnosis, and symptoms, I have used transverse friction massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, lymphedema massage and scar massage to deal with restrictions, fibrosis, or pain in the soft tissues. Five years ago, my patient load was...

Soft tissue mobilization (STM) is a very broad term. It can include all types of manipulating or “mobilizing” soft tissue in an effort to decrease pain and improve movement. Tools have been added to soft tissue mobilization which is called IASTM or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Graston, St3 Fuzion, etc. are brands of IASTM). The goal of instrumented STMs, or IASTM, is clear and simple: to mechanically break apart adhesions.

Astym treatment routinely resolves chronic plantar fasciitis and heel pain. Here an experienced physical therapist talks about how a 50 year old runner who had suffered with chronic plantar fasciitis for over eight years finally got relief with Astym treatment. The runner had tried other...

Astym treatment routinely resolves chronic Achilles tendinitis/tendonitis and Achilles tendon pain. Here an experienced physical therapist talks about how a runner who had suffered with chronic Achilles tendinitis for over 6 years finally got cured with Astym treatment. Astym is a highly effective Achilles tendonitis treatment...

Maybe you have taken up running, or recently increased your mileage. Things are going great. Your pants are looser, and you feel on top of the world. Then, the side of your thigh or the outside of your knee starts hurting.  You have developed IT...

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March 2 - 3, 2024 | Ruston, LA - RESERVED



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Blended Learning

Online work before live course

8 hours/day for in-person portion

6-10 hours to complete online work

Eligible for up to 29.25 CEUs



1:1 exams with instructors via Zoom

Access for 60 days

Up to 28 hours to complete

Eligible for up to 28 CEUs

The value of the Astym Certification remains the same whether a clinician has been certified through our hybrid learning experience or our online course experience. Both educational opportunities require intensive online training and interactive practical exams with an Astym Certified Instructor.