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Astym Therapy Shortened My Recovery Period

I received a full knee replacement in January 2017 . During my recovery treatment, my back and hip flexor muscles tightened up making it difficult for me to walk. My therapist treated me with Astym therapy on various locations on my back and legs which helped loosen the tightness in my muscles allowing me to be able to perform my various exercises. The Astym therapy procedure considerably shortened my recovery period. Now I’m able to lead a normal life, walk for a distance, swim lengths in my pool and ride my bike for several miles. Thank you Astym therapy.

Steve Achekian

Treating Clinic:  APEX Physical Therapy/ Concepts in Rehab-          110 Northeast 2nd Place, Suites 105 & 106
Cape Coral, Florida, 33909  Website: www.apexptflorida.com

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Astym Therapy is Great For Me

Astym therapy is great for me because it has been used on my shoulder and both knees. It helps with the scar tissue in healing and helps to get my muscles back in order. My Therapist Mona is a Great Person and helps me a lot. I can’t give her any gift, as it is not allowed but she is the #1 in my book.

Mary A Jackson
Treating Clinic: OSF Center for Health  111 Spring Street
Streator, IL, 61364 Website: www.osfhealthcare.org

Patellar Tendinitis No More!

4 years ago, 5 miles into a strong afternoon run, tragedy struck – I nearly collapsed in pain and limped across the street, calling a friend to pick me up. Since then, I’ve attempted running in various ways and at various speeds, never having any success at lasting more than a mile or two – and always with mild to crippling pain. Patellar tendinitis was an obstacle to my overall health and my enjoyment of life!

Astym Therapy is changing everything.

Recently, after signing up for an ambitious half marathon training program, I completed the first morning of speed training and was left nearly immobile – I was limping and couldn’t walk down the stairs on both feet. Typical.

An hour later I was in Lisa’s office for my first PT appointment, where she began her course of Astym treatment, followed by the recommended stretching protocol. Honest to God, I walked away from that appointment literally jumping for joy. By the following day I awoke with ZERO detectable pain. After ONE treatment! We have followed up with consecutive treatments and I have been able to increase my mileage and my training. I am actually running again.

I began running as a way to calm my mind and care for my wellbeing. I have lived with the stigma of having a bum knee for years, constantly being reminded of it’s intolerance for my eagerness to be active. I have regained a huge passion in my life, and I look forward to my first half marathon this November. Thank you, thank you for making this available to myself and others. This is a dream come true.

Jonathon Childs
Back2Normal Physical Therapy

465 2nd Avenue North, Suite A
Saint Petersburg, Florida

http://www.back2normalpt.com

Restored to Mobility

Because of a fall, I suffered severe whiplash. I could not move my neck at all without extreme pain nor could I lift anything without suffering. I was in much distress as I could not sleep nor raise myself to get out of bed.

I felt relief after my first Astym treatment and more and more as I continued with the Astym treatments. I so wanted to get back on my bicycle again, as this was completely impossible after my injury. I now have total recovery, as there is nothing I cannot do, even riding my bike.

Thank you, LORD, for giving the knowledge needed to develop this wonderful Astym treatment. I am so grateful for the kind therapist, Jolene Hancock who worked with me to gain my complete recovery. GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Karen Libby
OSF Center for Health- Streator

111 Spring Street
STREATOR, ILLINOIS 61364

http://www.osfhealthcare.org

Astym Therapy Got Me Back in the Game and More

TOPS Physical Therapy is the best clinic I have gone to!

I have played basketball for over 15 years (from leagues, travel ball, high school and at the collegiate level), throughout those years I have suffered many bumps and bruises along the way. With that being said, I have gone to a lot of clinics and no place gave me the type of care TOPS did!

In 2015 I suffered a season ending hip injury. The TOPS team went above and beyond to help me through one of the most challenging experiences I faced as an athlete. They helped me though every step of the way (going to office visits, and etc). By far the best care I have ever experienced.

While in their care, they had me on a great exercise program that really helped me get my strength back. Another thing they did was use Astym instruments, which if you asked me while they were doing it I would say it is not a fun time. But, the use of the instruments helped aid my recovery process! The use of Astym in my rehab assisted with breaking up scar tissue around my scars, tightness, and increased blood flow to that area. Astym also helped with myositis osscificanas (I had to look that up)! From allergy shots, I developed two small round hard bumps in my butt. Astym was able to break that up and get me back to normal.

I love Astym and TOPS Physical Therapy

Cassidee Ranger
Treating Clinic: TOPS Physical Therapy 5353 North 16th Street
Suite 120 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-526-0037 Website: topsphysicaltherapy.com

My Astym Story: Astym therapy helped my shoulder pain when nothing else would work

I hurt my shoulder 2 1/2 years ago. I have gone to chiropractors, massage therapists, my regular Dr., & several sessions of regular physical therapists and nothing has seemed to work. I was referred to try Astym therapy from my regular therapist and I figured it wasn’t going to hurt to try it. After about 2 months of twice a week my shoulder is feeling much better.

SHARON HIGDEM
Treating Clinic: Altru Rehabilitation Center
1300 South Columbia Road Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-780-2315 Website: www.altru.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 Shown Effective in the Treatment of Tennis Elbow – Again!

More support for Astym therapy has just been published.  A large, randomized clinical trial showing Astym therapy to be highly effective for tennis elbow, and also demonstrating Astym therapy’s impressive efficacy on recalcitrant tennis elbow, has just been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

This large scale clinical trial demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of Astym therapy gives even more reason for referral sources and patients to seek out certified Astym providers.  Large controlled clinical trials are very important contributions to the literature, and we are pleased that Astym therapy has joined the rare, elite rank of treatments that have quality clinical trials supporting effectiveness and safety.

Please feel free to download and share this clinical trial:   https://peerj.com/articles/967.pdf

Astym therapy is one of the most researched and effective interventions available – it is unmatched in its ability to resolve a wide range of soft tissue dysfunctions.  

 

Neck pain: Astym therapy relieved my tight muscles!

I have suffered with tight neck muscles and neck pain for years. I have tried traditional massage with temporary relief. I had astym therapy  at NARMC and coupled with stretches and exercise I found much relief in a weeks time. I was so shocked by how well it worked even after the first treatment.

Jennifer Lampe
Clinic: North Arkansas Regional Medical Center                                     620 N. Main Harrison, AR 72601 Phone: 870-414-4400    Website: www.narmc.com 

Astym therapy relieved my arm pain

I have had a ganglion cyst on my right wrist for years. Once a month I would have a ‘flare up’ and sharp shooting pain up my arm and into my hand. I couldn’t lift anything heavier than a magazine, I couldn’t write without pain, or even open a door with that hand. I also couldn’t do any upper body strengthening because I couldn’t hold or put any weight on my wrist. My pain was a 10 when I started. After receiving Astym therapy, my pain is almost nonexistent. The exercises and stretches have helped my mobility as well. The worst my pain gets is not even half of what it was before. I can finally work out again without pain. I can lift some weight now and open doors/jars with no problem. The appearance and size of the cyst has gone down significantly.

Rachel Cunningham
Director of Public Relations at Regional Physical Therapy, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
www.regionalpt.com