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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

Astym therapy: Helping Me Help Injured Employees

Our company builds furniture and is very labor intensive. Employees who have repetitive motion injuries have significant improvement with Astym treatment.

Margi Gilmore, Health and Safety Director, Ferdinand, IN

Clinic:  Memorial Hospital and Health Care, 800 West 9th Street Jasper, IN 47546 Phone: 812-996-0682 Website: http://www.mhhcc.org

Astym therapy again proven effective for tennis elbow

More support for Astym therapy has just been published.  A study on chronic tennis was conducted and published by Emily Slaven, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, who is a University of Indianapolis Assistant Professor and a clinician at Franciscan St. Francis Health (Mooresville, IN).  Continue reading Astym therapy again proven effective for tennis elbow