Difficulty and pain with ambulation had been becoming worse for me over a period of a few years and was limiting normal daily activities. It was determined that this difficulty stemmed, in great part, from plantar fasciitis, peroneal tendonitis, over-pronation, and strained Achilles tendon in the right foot/ankle. Stretching exercises, elastic support socks, and use of an arch support did not address the issue long-term.
Following my request for a physical therapy consult for more specific exercises, the therapist evaluation covered multiple exercises for me to perform. The evaluation also included a discussion about Astym therapy. I have been so very thankful and grateful ever since! It was amazing to me that after just one Astym treatment I noted some improvement with decreased pain. Subsequent treatment resulted in not only further pain control but also in increased functionality of my foot. My over-pronation was completely gone, my arch was improved to normal, and the Achilles was no longer tight…I was thrilled!
Maintaining functionality and independence as much as possible is so very important to me, and with this exposure to Astym therapy, I have that.
Treating Clinic: OSF Center for Health-Streator
111 Spring Street, Streator, IL 61364
Phone: 815-673-4549 Website: www.osfhealthcare.org