Category Archives: Back Pain

Students with Neck or Back Pain? Astym therapy can help!

As a student who spends 8-10 hours a day in front of a computer or studying from a textbook, I am all too familiar with neck and upper back pain. I came to TOPS Physical Therapy in search of some exercises and stretches, but I found my greatest relief from the manual therapy and Astym therapy performed by the skilled physical therapy staff. Not only did Astym therapy decrease the overall tension and soreness in my neck, but I also experienced great relief from the headaches I had been experiencing intermittently for the last 3 years. In addition to the “TOPS” notch treatment I received at TOPS Physical Therapy, I was also educated on the effect neck tightness can have on brain circulation which may also explain the increase in concentration levels post Astym treatment. Thank you TOPS Physical Therapy and Astym therapy for providing me with an awesome experience and a fast return to pain free studying.

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

Back pain: Astym therapy took me from barely moving to loose and relaxed!

When I first went to Momentum PT I only had maybe 50% range of motion if I was lucky in my back, from a fall I had when we moved into our new house. I was in so much pain I could barely move. I had been doing nothing but sitting in a chair and sleeping I was hurting so bad. We started doing all the normal PT exercises and modalities and saw some improvements but not enough, so we decided to try Astym therapy and see if it would help. We did my first treatment and it felt great! I went home and my back felt looser and more relaxed than it had in years. I went back for my next appointment and told them I wanted them to Astym therapy my whole body! We have added in a few other parts of the body, but have mainly concentrated on my back, but my back has continued to get so much better so that they are pleased and my doctor is overjoyed at my improvement. I now have 100% range of motion in several areas and 75% in others. I haven’t been able to touch the floor when I bend over in years and I can now! I owe it all to my Astym treatment and the wonderful therapists Jamie and Kayla at Momentum!

Susan Green
Treating Clinic: Momentum Physical Therapy
548 Running West Drive
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-696-6045 Website: www.momentumwy.com

Chronic Sciatica – finally got relief with Astym therapy; I am so grateful!

I am 42 years old and have been suffering from Sciatica for 11 years. I had back surgery 11 years ago and have never been the same. I got another bout of sciatica about 3 months ago, was having issues walking, driving, working and taking care of my family. I have been going to physical therapy for 8 weeks with no luck and no relief, had an MRI done and nothing abnormal was reported. As a last resort after nothing was working they tried Astym therapy after the first treatment my lower leg stopped hurting was instant relief. I have no had 3 treatments and now i am able to walk up and down stairs with no pain and drive, sleep and play with my children. I am just amazed and so grateful that there is this therapy available to me it has been a life saver.

Marci Clarke
Treating Clinic: Mid-Nebraska Physical Therapy and Sports Center
120 West Leota Street, North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-534-0999 Website: midnebraskapt.com

Chronic Low Back Pain Gone Thanks to Astym Therapy

I have suffered from dysfunctional SI joints and related and associated pain for close to the last 8 years. I started PT at Momentum about halfway through this current pregnancy, which had really aggravated the SI pain and dysfunction. After only one Astym treatment, I was feeling infinitely better than just the PT exercises alone had been making me feel. I have since undergone several more Astym treatments and each time, I notice a more marked improvement in the way I feel and the way I am able to move to chase after my 2 year old. After the first treatment, I was amazed at how much better I was feeling and after each subsequent treatment, I am continually amazed! My range of motion is so much better, I am sleeping better at night, and I have fewer occurrences of stuck/rotated SI joints. I am a firm believer in Astym treatment and will forever sing its praises!

Jamie Scherz
Treating Clinic: Momentum Physical Therapy
548 Running West Drive Gillette, WY 82718 Phone: 307-696-6045