Astym therapy worked on my heel pain and got me back to running

I was seen for heel pain. The PT performed astym therapy on my heel and calf. After a few sessions was able to get back into walking without pain and getting back into running and to train for a marathon.

Mary
Treating Clinic:  Athletico Physical Therapy-Mason City West
520 South Pierce Avenue  Suite #224
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: 641-421-8584 Website: www.athletico.com

Thanks to Astym therapy, I can move again!

I have been dealing with tightness in my L shoulder blade on and off for years. When this pain comes on, I have extreme pain and inability to move my neck. I was skeptical about Astym therapy but only had one treatment and haven’t had any pain for 6 months now. I am a believer of Astym therapy and recommend my family and friends to seek out treatment!

Chad Williamsen
Treating Clinic: Momentum Physical Therapy
548 Running West Drive
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-696-6045 Website: www.momentumwy.com 

Back pain: Astym therapy took me from barely moving to loose and relaxed!

When I first went to Momentum PT I only had maybe 50% range of motion if I was lucky in my back, from a fall I had when we moved into our new house. I was in so much pain I could barely move. I had been doing nothing but sitting in a chair and sleeping I was hurting so bad. We started doing all the normal PT exercises and modalities and saw some improvements but not enough, so we decided to try Astym therapy and see if it would help. We did my first treatment and it felt great! I went home and my back felt looser and more relaxed than it had in years. I went back for my next appointment and told them I wanted them to Astym therapy my whole body! We have added in a few other parts of the body, but have mainly concentrated on my back, but my back has continued to get so much better so that they are pleased and my doctor is overjoyed at my improvement. I now have 100% range of motion in several areas and 75% in others. I haven’t been able to touch the floor when I bend over in years and I can now! I owe it all to my Astym treatment and the wonderful therapists Jamie and Kayla at Momentum!

Susan Green
Treating Clinic: Momentum Physical Therapy
548 Running West Drive
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-696-6045 Website: www.momentumwy.com

Astym therapy really helped my heel pain and Achilles tendon

When I came to Diamond PT I had a lot of pain in the left Achilles tendon. The determination of tightness in the interior calf & thigh was the driving force behind the pain. The use of Astym therapy really helped the pain in my heel. I found that if felt best the day or two after Astym treatment & the therapy days without Astym treatment didn’t seem to provide as much relief or as long of relief. I can walk at a faster pace now than before, have less pain throughout the day.

Anita Johnson
Treating Clinic: Diamond Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc.
1140 East Algonquin Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-854-0196  Website: www.dptrehab.com

Hey My Shoulder Won’t Move? Astym therapy helped me!

I have never had an injury or joint issue that required physical therapy so this was an entirely new experience for me. I was constantly in pain. I could barely move my shoulder or raise my arm the limited range of motion and the pain was getting worse. After my second or third physical therapy appointment I was beginning to understand how complex the issue was with the supporting muscles. At that 3rd appointment was when I had the first Astym treatment, it was good timing because I was desperate and would have let them do anything but also felt confident and in good hands. It is deeply uncomfortable but truly was the most beneficial part of the therapy. I understood the relationship of the tight and underdeveloped muscles contributing to the immobility of my shoulder. After the Astym treatment I experienced less pain in my shoulder so I could really take advantage of my home exercises with less difficulty it was pretty significant right from the first treatment. I began to understand the target results of the Astym therapy so I got acclimated to the treatment quickly the short duration of pain (some bruising) outweighed the measurable improvement in my shoulder. I have worked hard with flexibility and strengthening exercises but without the added benefit of Astym therapy I may not have had the same results.

Cathy Smith
Treating Clinic: Diamond Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc.
1140 East Algonquin Road,  Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-854-0196 Website:  www.dptrehab.com

Astym therapy fixed my knee pain and got me back to running

I’ve been a runner for about 5 years; going from hating running to doing a couple 1/2 marathons. Running was something I loved to do. Every morning I was up at 5am to run before my day started.

My right knee started to become sore. I let it go for awhile just thinking it would resolve on its own; before I knew it I could hardly drive, put on my socks or straighten my leg after it had been bent for awhile. Finally I went to an orthopedic doctor who did an MRI and found distal quadricep tendonitis and a small partial thickness tear.

He referred me to PT (which I thought was odd, as how can therapy help a tear?) but I went and worked with a great therapist. She stated she wanted to try something called “astym” therapy; I had never hear of this but figured she knows what she’s doing so I agreed to the treatment.

The day following my first treatment I had NO PAIN! It was incredible! No pain walking, crouching, putting on socks or walking stairs. I thought this treatment was a miracle. The following days after therapy there was a slight “tinge” I’d describe it as, but going to therapy twice weekly for about 6 weeks it got less and less. Astym along with the PTs suggested exercises worked a miracle on my knee.

I am now back to running. Trying to take it slow (which is soo difficult to do) but not wanting that pain to come back as it seems unreal that it could be gone after how bad it had gotten. Astym definitely seems like a miracle treatment and something I would suggest to anyone with an injury similar to mine. :):)

Whitney Violette
Treating Clinic: Altru Rehabilitation Center
1300 South Columbia Road Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-780-2315 Website:  www.altru.org

Astym therapy gave me new feet

I had surgery on my right foot in April of 2016 and then 4 month later had the same surgery on my left foot. I followed all of the doctor’s orders and continued to have pain in both feet with walking and was not able to exercise. I finally went to Momentum Physical Therapy and after the first Astym treatment I felt like I had new legs. I have continued with treatment and have been able to return to my old exercise routine.

Braxtayn Hendryx
Treating Clinic: Momentum Physical Therapy
548 Running West Drive Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-696-6045  Website:  www.momentumwy.com

Scar tissue getting much better with Astym therapy – Great results immediately

After having numerous surgery longest scar 26”! My therapist recommended Astym therapy to soften scar tissue. Wonderful results: scar tissue is healing quicker, smoother, & I’m getting feeling in the scar tissue area. Highly recommend!

Denise
Treating Clinic:  Apex Physical Therapy/Concepts in Rehab-Cape Coral (Next to Fucillo Kia)
110 NE 2nd Place, Suites105 & 106
Cape Coral, FL 33909 Phone: 239-573-8658
Website:  www.apexptflorida.com

Chronic Sciatica – finally got relief with Astym therapy; I am so grateful!

I am 42 years old and have been suffering from Sciatica for 11 years. I had back surgery 11 years ago and have never been the same. I got another bout of sciatica about 3 months ago, was having issues walking, driving, working and taking care of my family. I have been going to physical therapy for 8 weeks with no luck and no relief, had an MRI done and nothing abnormal was reported. As a last resort after nothing was working they tried Astym therapy after the first treatment my lower leg stopped hurting was instant relief. I have no had 3 treatments and now i am able to walk up and down stairs with no pain and drive, sleep and play with my children. I am just amazed and so grateful that there is this therapy available to me it has been a life saver.

Marci Clarke
Treating Clinic: Mid-Nebraska Physical Therapy and Sports Center
120 West Leota Street, North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-534-0999 Website: midnebraskapt.com

Chronic Low Back Pain Gone Thanks to Astym Therapy

I have suffered from dysfunctional SI joints and related and associated pain for close to the last 8 years. I started PT at Momentum about halfway through this current pregnancy, which had really aggravated the SI pain and dysfunction. After only one Astym treatment, I was feeling infinitely better than just the PT exercises alone had been making me feel. I have since undergone several more Astym treatments and each time, I notice a more marked improvement in the way I feel and the way I am able to move to chase after my 2 year old. After the first treatment, I was amazed at how much better I was feeling and after each subsequent treatment, I am continually amazed! My range of motion is so much better, I am sleeping better at night, and I have fewer occurrences of stuck/rotated SI joints. I am a firm believer in Astym treatment and will forever sing its praises!

Jamie Scherz
Treating Clinic: Momentum Physical Therapy
548 Running West Drive Gillette, WY 82718 Phone: 307-696-6045

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