I started playing tennis again and during my lesson I felt a pain in my calf that was unbelievable. I thought I had been shot in the leg – it was that intense. I went to the doctor and was put in a boot and told to elevate, ice, etc. I started PT with Astym therapy two days after my injury and have been amazed with the results. Pam Cloud, my Physical Therapist started using the Astym treatment and initially it was painful but I couldn’t believe how quickly my leg started healing. I had friends tell me either they had ended up in a cast with this injury or it took at least 6-9 months before I could even think about playing tennis. Within 4 weeks, I was able to practice with the ball machine and took my first lesson since the injury. I’ve also been following the exercises at home and doing all of the recommended stretching/water workout to help it heal but without Astym treatment I’m convinced I’d still be sitting on the sidelines. In fact I’m so impressed with this that I’m going to have Core use Astym therapy on my daughter’s ACL that is still sore from surgery three years ago. Thank you for this great treatment.
Bridget, Astym Patient, Encinitas, California
Clinic: CORE Physical and Hand Therapy, 332 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas, California, Website: www.coreorthopaedic.com