Category Archives: Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Chronic Plantar Fasciitis – I Finally Found Relief with Astym Therapy

I was receiving therapy for several months -6 for plantar fasciitis and after the pain not getting better my therapist wanted me to try astym therapy . I saw a difference immediately in the pain level, it was not gone completely but there were many times that I could actually be pain free for the first time and my pain level went from a 8+ to a 4 and I was able to walk again. If my plantar fasciitis were to occur again, I would definitely have astym therapy again and would recommend it to everyone.

Mary Beth Mumford
Treating Clinic: McDonald Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Center 1005 Hickory Road
South Bend, IN 46615
Phone: 574-233-5754 Website: www.mcdonaldpt.com

Astym Therapy Helped Me To Walk Normally Again!

I started to suffer from Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot last winter. It wasn’t caused by an injury, it just slowly started to bother me and got progressively worse as time went on. I went to a podiatrist for help but the inserts in my shoes really didn’t alleviate the pain. Either way, I kept walking my dogs and going to exercise classes even though I had a lot of pain. Unfortunately, in one of the classes I did feel something tear in my foot so the instructor directed me to see Mary Rachford at Naperville Fyzical Therapy for treatment and I am so glad I went. It was probably at least 6 months that I had been having pain, so I was relieved to finally know there was relief on the way. I started Astym therapy in August 2016 with Dr. Bill Block and he really did a good job. Astym therapy can be a little uncomfortable at first, but gets better with each treatment as my foot started to heal. I would go twice a week for 30 minute Astym therapy sessions and then another 30 minutes of strengthening exercises. It took a full 12 sessions for me to finally be completely pain free. I am so grateful to Mary and Bill at Naperville Fyzical Therapy! They helped me to be able to walk my dogs daily again and get back to exercising!! I honestly could not walk normally because I had so much pain, so I am thrilled to be completely pain free!! I would highly recommend Astym therapy to anyone that is considering it. This treatment really works!

Colleen Brummel
Treating Clinic: FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers
1240 Iroquois Avenue Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563 Phone: 630-369-1015 Website:  www.fyzical.com/naperville

Bye Bye Foot Pain, Thank You Astym Therapy

I have had difficulty and pain with walking/running for few years, and it got to the point where it was stopping me from doing my normal daily activities. After numerous doctor visits, and various treatments I still did not have the relief or answer to my problems. My foot pain stemmed from plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, over-pronation, and an old Achilles tendon injury I had suffered in my left foot/ankle. After finding what was causing me so much pain I directed my attention to stretching exercises, elastic support socks, and use of an arch support did not give me the relief I was searching for.
After going back to the doctor and expressing my frustrations, I was recommended to follow up with a physical therapist to consult and design a more specific exercise program. While at TOPS the evaluation covered multiple exercises for me to perform, that we much more advanced than what I had done prior. Dr. Brannon also included talked and introduced me to 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 the improvement I was searching for. I experienced a decrease in pain. After multiple treatments, I had finally gained control of my pain. But, through this I also discovered that I had a major increased functionality of my foot. Thank you TOPS for all you have done for me and getting me back even better!

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

Astym therapy worked on my heel pain and got me back to running

I was seen for heel pain. The PT performed astym therapy on my heel and calf. After a few sessions was able to get back into walking without pain and getting back into running and to train for a marathon.

Mary
Treating Clinic:  Athletico Physical Therapy-Mason City West
520 South Pierce Avenue  Suite #224
Mason City, Iowa 50401
Phone: 641-421-8584 Website: www.athletico.com

Astym therapy really helped my heel pain and Achilles tendon

When I came to Diamond PT I had a lot of pain in the left Achilles tendon. The determination of tightness in the interior calf & thigh was the driving force behind the pain. The use of Astym therapy really helped the pain in my heel. I found that if felt best the day or two after Astym treatment & the therapy days without Astym treatment didn’t seem to provide as much relief or as long of relief. I can walk at a faster pace now than before, have less pain throughout the day.

Anita Johnson
Treating Clinic: Diamond Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Inc.
1140 East Algonquin Road, Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-854-0196  Website: www.dptrehab.com

Nothing Short of A Miracle: Astym therapy helped my foot pain

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, 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.

Barbara Lentman
Treating Clinic: OSF Center for Health-Streator
111 Spring Street, Streator, IL 61364
Phone: 815-673-4549 Website: www.osfhealthcare.org

Astym therapy relieved my plantar fasciitis, and now I am “moving and a grooving”

The problem I had was planter fasciitis. It sure made it hard to get up in the mornings and just walking in general. I wasn’t able to do my walk runs without any pain. For about a year. I kept thinking it would get better or that it was my shoes. I did try inserts in my shoes and changing my shoes after activities. I think it was about the third treatment and by doing all the exercises my PT doctor had me do it was really awesome to walk and not feel pain. Plus I didn’t look like I was a hundred years old walking around. I can go back now to my normal routine. I can go hiking again with no pain. Whoo Hoo! I would recommend this treatment to everyone that is suffering from this problem. The tools the doctor uses look a little weird but when he explains them to you then you understand why and how they are used. I also would recommend my PT doctor to anyone. The clinic I go to is called Progress In Motion in a White House Tennessee. This treatment really works and I am truly thankful I received it.

Suzzette Boggs

Treating Clinic:  Progress in Motion                                                                   149 Raymond Hirsch Parkway,  Suite 1
White House, TN 37188
Phone: 615-672-2977  Website: www.pimphysicaltherapy.com

Chronic Plantar Fasciitis – nothing would work until I found Astym therapy

 I suffered with plantar fasciitis pain daily for 11 1/2 years.  At times it was extremely painful.  In the beginning, I had a baby learning to crawl, and I was crawling right along with her.  I bought a chair to sit on in the shower.  Over the years, I purchased dozens of orthotics (some custom), night boots, received physical therapy, ultrasound, e-stim, and other various treatments and medications.  I found some orthotics that helped but I still had pain every day.  Until my podiatrist referred me to the PT who used Astym therapy.  I have been nearly pain-free for over a year!  I sincerely never thought I would never be rid of plantar fasciitis.  I can’t tell you how grateful I am.

Lori Kell, Bellevue, Washington

Treating Clinic:  Peak Sports and Spine Physical Therapy                                      14100 SE 36th Street Suite 210 Bellevue, WA 98006
Phone: 425-941-7100 Website:  www.peaksportsandspinept.com   Treating Clinician:  Josh Field, DPT

 

I tried everything, and finally found Astym therapy to help my heel pain

I had tried supplements, reflexology, inserts in shoes just to name a few. I had gotten somewhat better with the combination of these things but my heel still hurt. I was referred by a friend who had done astym therapy with good results.

I had 8 treatments, I felt with each one my pain level was down and I could be on my feet longer during the day without thinking about my heel. I still feel some discomfort but if I do my stretches I am better.

I would recommend this treatment.

debbie richardson
Treating Clinic:  Progress In Motion 149 Raymond Hirsch Parkway
Suite 1, White House, TN 37188
Phone: 615-672-2977  Website: www.pimphysicaltherapy.com

Plantar Fasciitis: after just 4 Astym treatments pain is 90% better and flexibility almost 100%

After suffering with localized pain and throbbing for over 3 months – I was finally able to get past the constant pain and night throbbing after just 4 Astym treatments to my heel/foot/ankle area. Prior to Astym therapy I tried gel pads and orthotic shoe inserts with no relief. As an active father – it was hard for me to limp along to my kids sports and activities. Now after 3 weeks and 4 Astym treatments – my pain is 90% better and my flexibility in my foot as returned near 100%. I am not ready to run a marathon quite yet – but with the new flexibility and pain relief I have gained so far – I can at least keep up with the kids!! I am confident that without the discovery of Astym treatments – I would have had to resort to a referral to a Podiatrist for more invasive options for pain relief as nothing I had tried was working.

Jack Rietschel
Treating Clinic: Med-Plus Physical Therapy
2921 South Frontage Road
Moorhead, MN 56560
Phone: 218-233-8544