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Ankle Pain Relief From Astym Therapy

I had very complicated ankle surgery on May 10, 2018, and for the next four months dealt with swelling on each side, right under the ankle bones and super tender nerves that made me feel like anything that touched my foot was sandpaper. By the end of my work day, my ankles looked like really full chipmunk cheeks. It was so painful that walking was torture and I would spend my evenings icing and massaging to try and get the blood to flow from my foot so at bed time I wouldn’t have to spend hours trying to get comfortable. It seriously felt like I had restless leg syndrome. My doctor had me go to a new physical therapy source that specializes in Astym. The very first day I noticed a difference. When I got off work that night, I did NOT have Chipmunk cheeks…for the first time! No pressure…no pain!!!!!! Even the tingling from the nerves healing on the top of my foot has lessened at least 80%. I’ve had two treatments now and when I go to bed I don’t spend an hour or more moving around and turning from side to side looking for that position that I don’t feel like the sheet’s are sandpaper on my foot. I’m so grateful!!!!!!

Vermae Danielson
Momentum Physical Therapy | https://www.momentumwy.com/
Address: 305 E. Lakeway Rd., Gillette, WY 82718

Astym Therapy Got Me Back To Normal After Leg Injury!

Two years ago I broke both of the bones in my leg, right by my ankle joint. It required screws on one side and screws and a plate on the other. I was non-weight bearing for 6 weeks and in a boot for two more weeks. I lost a lot of range of motion and when I started walking I got plantar fasciitis. Astym therapy was a lifesaver! I do not have much of any scar tissue anymore and almost complete range of motion. I had too much range before; too many sprains! Literally, after she began treatment on my foot it felt better😁 Eight weeks later, I was released and I am back to running, rollerblading, and playing competitive volleyball! I would recommend it to anyone. It was amazing how quickly it worked!!!

Dixie Ailts
Momentum Physical Therapy
Gillette, Wyoming

Rotator cuff

I hurt myself dragging a dumpster and so did not want to have surgery again. My doctor sent me to Momentum Physical Therapy where they did Ultra sound and Astym therapy. I found it irritating and painful, but I was willing to try anything so I grit my teeth and beared it. I am having much less pain and will probably not have to have surgery. I am absolutely delighted. The people at Momentum are excellent, especially my therapists Jessie and Kayla, and the intern Hunter. I would recommend them to anyone.

Kerry Pasklivich

Treating Clinic:
Momementum Physical Therapy
Gillette, WY

http://www.momentumwy.com

Second Time Success

After having Astym therapy about 3 years ago, I was confident when a new area was causing issues and needed treatment. I am almost finished with this round and am once again satified with the results. I joke with my therapy assistant that he loves to inflict the “pain” that stops the pain! The end results are the kinks and scar tissue is worked out and I am much more comfortable in my daily activities.

Michele Orme

 

Treating Clinic:

Sportsworks Rehabilitation
Shelbyville, Indiana

http://www.majorhospital.org

Astym therapy = Awesome!

Before receiving Astym treatment, I was not as functional as I am now. I am still disabled, but I am capable of driving myself to my physical therapy appointments, whereas before Astym therapy I had to rely on other people for rides.
I also am not in as much constant pain as I used to be. The pain itself is still there and will never go away, but I don’t get as high a spike in pain as I used to.
Astym therapy is a great treatment method for what has been, and probably always will ail me.

S. K. Myers

Treating Clinic:
Momentum Physical Therapy
Gillette, Wyoming

http://www.momentumwy.com

Astym therapy magic!

I had ankle/foot surgery a little over a year ago! I had Astym therapy after recovery and felt great. Six months after surgery while standing I started getting burning sensation around the scar. I assumed it was a normal part of the healing process and decided to live with it for a little while. Six more months and the sensation is annoying and semi-unbearable! I go see the gals at Momentum and after one session, ONE!, the next day during standing I can already tell a difference! I haven’t been able to stand and do the dishes without wiggling my whole leg to get the sensation to go away in a year! Yesterday I got almost completely done and even then the sensation was noticeably less! Here’s to tingle free standing!!!

Dani Straetker

Treating Clinic:

Momentum Physical Therapy
Gillette, Wyoming

http://www.momentumwy.com

I Love Astym therapy

Astym therapy helped decrease the sensitivity in and around my scar tissue. It helped my ability to raise my arms over my head. The scar tissue is now flat with my skin rather than being adhered underneath.

Devin Scott

Treating Clinic:

Momentum Physical Therapy
GILLETTE, WY, 82718

http://www.momentumwy.com

 

Back into the game

One day I was playing volleyball and we were warming up and I got hit HARD! I got hit so hard that my glasses broke and my nose was bleeding for an hour. I then got hit in the head two more times. After my third hit, my head hurt really bad and my neck was very sore. I went to the doctors the very next day and turned out that I had a concussion. Then afterwards I told the doctor that my neck hurt and he sent me to physical therapy.

When I got to physical therapy, I was a little scary at first because I didn’t know what to expect. When I went on the first day they did little tests to see what I needed to work on and what was wrong with my neck. After those tests, turns out that my neck has always been tilted to the left and getting hit made my neck shift even more to the left. My neck was very tight and had I knots everywhere in my neck and shoulders.

My second visit my therapist asked me if I wanted to try Astym and I was like why not? So I tried it and it helped tremendously. After the first day it was kind of sore but after that I could actually move my neck with little pain! After I used it once, it just got easier and didn’t hurt and it became relaxing. I went to therapy for 4 weeks 2 times a week and I used it 5 out of the 8 times. My last appointment, I had to take the same little test as my first appointment , they were 10 times better and I’m so glad that I used Astym. I’m back into the game I have grown to know since I was little and I am living a not pained life.

Kayleigh Osterdock

Treating Clinic- OSF Center for Health- Streator
Streator, IL 61364

http://www.osfhealthcare.org

I Can Walk Again

I’ve suffered from plantar fasciitis for over 4 years. One doctor put me in a walking boot for 6 months. It helped, but then a couple years later both feet were affected. My mobility went downhill and I had surgery in September 2017. The surgeon didn’t care about me enough to continue treating me and I finally started physical therapy.

My physical therapist worked with me until my incisions healed and then the Astym therapist started working on me. I immediately started feeling better and was walking by the next week. Not a lot of walking but I no longer needed my wheel chair to get inside the facility. I received Astym 2x a week for approximately 10 weeks. I am so grateful for this therapy and the continued support of my therapists!

I recommended a friend of mine that had knee replacement surgery a couple weeks before my surgery. She was still having ROM issues and pain. She went to the Astym therapist that had worked on me and was amazed at how fast she gained ROM and less pain. I am a firm believer in this therapy and will recommend anybody I know to this therapy and the therapist who is trained to do this. Truly amazing!

Marella McCarthy

Treating Clinic:

Mid-Nebraska sports and physical therapy
North Platte, Nebraska, 69101

http://www.midnebraskapt.com

One word ‘Magical’

I was suffering from a very severe pain in back of my thigh. It was a muscle pull/tear.
I had to go to ER as the pain was very severe. The earliest doctor follow-up appointment I could get was three weeks later. I was looking for some kind of relief in the meantime.
Luckily I came across Ela who introduced me to Astym approach and how it can help me.
In the first treatment I felt so much better. Ela was nice enough to keep a regular check on me between treatments. Now it is time to see my doctor and I’m debating if I should even go anymore.  🙂

Sweta

Treating Clinic:

Therapy by Ela
Concierge Style Physical Therapy
Charlotte, NC

http://www.physicaltherapybyela.com