I tried everything, and finally found Astym therapy to help my heel pain

I had tried supplements, reflexology, inserts in shoes just to name a few. I had gotten somewhat better with the combination of these things but my heel still hurt. I was referred by a friend who had done astym therapy with good results.

I had 8 treatments, I felt with each one my pain level was down and I could be on my feet longer during the day without thinking about my heel. I still feel some discomfort but if I do my stretches I am better.

I would recommend this treatment.

debbie richardson
Treating Clinic:  Progress In Motion 149 Raymond Hirsch Parkway
Suite 1, White House, TN 37188
Phone: 615-672-2977  Website: www.pimphysicaltherapy.com

Astym therapy finally helped my back pain when nothing else would work!

I have had back pain for several years, ever since I was a teenager. A year ago, the pain became unbearable and limited my day to day activities severely. I could barely stand or sit and couldn’t sleep at night. I sought help and was quickly diagnosed with sacroiliitis. I went through several treatments including steroid packs, corticosteroid injections, prolotherapy, braces, and physical therapy, but nothing was working. My doctor then suggested I go through a second round of physical therapy with a different therapist. In my initial examination, further ailments were discovered: IT band inflammation, hip flexor inflammation and fibrosis throughout my legs and back. Apex Physical Therapy nominated me as a candidate for Astym therapy, which I graciously accepted. After 3 months of therapy, I am happy to say my pain is nearly gone and I am able to live life again. Previous ailments such as pelvic floor dysfunction have also disappeared. I feel so much stronger and happier. I am able to enjoy life again. Thank you Astym therapy!

Brittany Flanigan
Treating Clinic: Apex Physical Therapy & Rehab
15751 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 4
Fort Myers, FL 33908 Phone: 239-337-2739
Website: www.apexptflorida.com

ASTYM THERAPY WORKS! It helped my chronic shoulder pain

I’m 81 years old. have had chronic shoulder pain for two years. Tried regular PT for two months which helped somewhat, but pain still persisted. Affected my conducting of a 55 piece concert band on Sanibel Island and my golf swing! Apex called me to try Astym therapy as they had just been certified to use it. Just finished 8 sessions and can honestly say range of motion is better, strength is better, and pain is much less although not completely gone. Would recommend Astym therapy to anyone as a non-invasive procedure to try.

Mike Lamade
Treating Clinic:  Apex Physical Therapy, The Shoppes at Beachwalk
15751 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 4
Fort Myers, FL 33908 Phone: 239-337-2739
Website: www.apexptflorida.com

Astym therapy key for marathon training

Astym therapy has been a key factor in my recovery for high volume marathon training. Each session seems to open up more levels of flexibility; and a quicker recharge between runs. Mona put so much of her own passion for therapy into each treatment- making each appointment something very special. What a relief!

David Martin, Streator, Illinois

Treating Clinic: OSF Center for Health-Streator, Mona Rabago     111 Spring St.  Streator, IL 61364 Phone: 815-673-4549       Website:   www.osfhealthcare.org

Astym Therapy Goes to Rio to Increase Athletic Performance

Elite Athletes will be relying on Astym therapy to help achieve their highest and best performance in Rio.   Certified Astym providers will be on hand supporting their athletes to increase athletic performance.

Astym therapy has been proven highly effective and safe in treating tendinopathies and other soft tissue dysfunction.  In addition, Astym therapy improves muscle performance, as shown in this  randomized, controlled clinical trial.

Athlete’s Performance/EXOS, the premier facility that trains and conditions elite and professional athletes, has Astym therapy as a core component of its training and conditioning program.  Brittani Cookinham, PT, DPT, ATC of EXOS is one of the Astym-certified clinicians that will be in Rio to support athletes, and she plans to rely heavily on Astym therapy to get her athletes in top condition. “Astym therapy is essential for athletes to perform at their highest level.”

Peer-reviewed research confirms that there is nothing like Astym® therapyHere are some important points contained in peer-reviewed publications:

  • The Astym approach is the only regenerative medicine treatment in therapy
  • Astym therapy is highly effective and safe, and has broad applications
  • Proven to be more effective than other available treatments, Astym therapy has also been shown to be safe and effective across large populations.
  • Astym therapy demonstrates impressive results, even where other treatments fail

For complete details, please see the Research Overview, which contains a summary of peer-reviewed, published research.

Astym Therapy Works for Me!

I have had 4 foot surgeries in the past 5 years. I had 2 Achilles tendon surgeries and 2 bunionectomies. I had never heard of Astym therapy until then. After the surgeries I couldn’t move my feet at all. I never thought I would be able to go up or downstairs again. I had regular physical therapy but it just wasn’t working so that’s when they decided to do Astym therapy. I couldn’t believe the difference it made and how fast it was. I didn’t understand why she had me put on shorts since it was my foot that was being treated. When she started running the instrument down my leg I could honestly hear the scar tissue breaking up. It was unbelievable!!! I didn’t realize that i could build up scar tissue all the way up my leg when it was my foot that had the actual scar. Anyway, after 4 To 6 weeks of Astym treatments I was walking and even going up and down stairs like I did before I had the surgery. The same thing went for my big toes after the bunionectomies. I couldn’t move my big toe at all. It wouldn’t bend up or down until I had the Astym treatments. Now, I have movement and you can’t even see the scar. I tell everyone that asks me about my surgeries that I wouldn’t be like I am now had it not been for the Astym treatments. My husband who doesn’t believe in physical threrapy is now a believer. He saw how bad my feet were after the surgeries and how they are now. I go to the gym and walk my neighborhood like I never had surgery at all. And, I owe it all to my surgeon, physical therapist and Astym!!! Thank you for giving me my life back.

Angela Tuttle
Treating Clinic:  Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab
2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054  Website: http://www.carolinaorthopaedic.com/

 

Astym therapy made my Achilles tendon stronger and better

I had pulled my tendon in my Achilles learning a try out dance at a dance convention. I went to an emergency room and got a boot, and then a week later I danced in a competition and made it worse. When I went back home I went to Carolina Orthopaedic. That’s when I got more X-rays and got physical therapy. I went from having a pulled tendon that hurt really bad to a ankle that feels way better and way stronger thanks to Astym treatment

Jayla Lowery
Treating clinic:  Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab
2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054  Website:http://www.carolinaorthopaedic.com/

ACL recovery – Astym therapy made a huge difference

I injured my acl in March 2016 and had to do physical therapy before having surgery and my therapist tried astym treatment after a few weeks and it made such a huge difference because I was able to walk much better after each time. After my surgery we waited a few weeks and my knee was very tight and once my dr cleared it then we were able to start astym treatment again and have done it a few times now and it has helped my pain and ability to bend my leg more.

Cassandra torres
Treating Clinic:  St Margaret’s
Center for Physical Rehabilitation
1400 Midtown Road
Peru, IL 61354
Phone: 815-223-8600
Website: http://www.aboutsmh.org/

Tendonitis: Why Won’t It Go Away?

Because it could be tendinosis.  Often, chronic tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis), lasting more than 6 weeks is really tendinosis (also spelled tendonosis).  The difference is that acute, short-term tendinitis is thought to be caused by mostly by inflammation, which is an active immune response of the body to a perceived threat.  The acute, inflammatory tendonitis usually resolves within several weeks by icing the area 3 to 4 times daily for 20-30 minutes, resting, and taking over-the-counter or prescription strength anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen.  It is important to consult your physician for advice on your particular situation.

Chronic tendonitis is often defined by the tendon pain lasting more than 6 weeks, and the condition is referred to as tendinosis.  Tendinosis is thought to be mainly caused by degeneration of the tendon.  In order to effectively treat and resolve tendinosis, you must stimulate regeneration of the affected tendon.  There are very few approaches that do this.  Astym treatment is regenerative soft tissue therapy which successfully resolves many difficult conditions.  To see how Astym therapy works on different diagnosis of tendinitis/tendinosis, take a look at this Outcomes Data from thousands of Astym therapy patients.  If you would like to find a certified Astym therapy provider to see if Astym therapy would be right for you, use this Find a Provider directory.

Thanks Laura! Astym therapy relieved my back pain.

I hadn’t been able to shop without a cane or cart for years. I had back surgery about two years ago and at first it was better but shortly after I began having back pain again, and if I tried to stand for a short period without my cane or sit in a straight chair my pain was increased greatly. I could no longer lay on my back to do exercises. My doctor sent me back for physical therapy and Laura suggested Astym therapy. Shortly I began to have improvement and I now have very little pain and can go shopping for hours without my cane or any pain. I am a quilter and I can sit and sew for hours, too. I would recommend Astym therapy for anyone before surgery or after.

Lela Fidler
Treating Clinician: Laura Dickinson, DPT,  Mid-Nebraska Physical Therapy,  120 West Leota Street
North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-534-0999  Website: midnebraskapt.com

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