Category Archives: Post-surgical therapy

Post-surgical therapy

Mastering Stairs/Riding a Bicycle

I have been suffering from chronic knee pain for many years due to various reasons not the least of which is arthritis damage resulting from previous injuries. I had total knee replacement surgery on my right knee on September 19. After some home health physical therapy visits, my surgeon sent me to APEX for more “aggressive” treatment. Up until this time, I had to take steps like a baby, couldn’t drive, and getting on a stationary bike was out of the question. On my third visit I received Astym treatment and was amazed at the changes, not immediately, but that evening I took my first stairs, down, one at a time, in more than several years. That was a milestone. I could also get in and out of the car easily and began driving again. I received another treatment on my next visit and soon added the stationary bike to my routine. My thigh is betting better, and I am not only reaching but surpassing my weekly goals in physical therapy.

I had never heard of Astym therapy prior to this experience but I can attest to the success in my case.

Jan Larson
Apex Physical Therapy
110 Northeast 2nd Place, Suites 105 & 106, Cape Coral, Florida

http://www.apexptflorida.com

Leg Pain: one Astym therapy visit and my pain is gone.

My cancer surgery left me with nerve damage in my leg. It felt like a rubber band had been placed around my upper thigh cutting off circulation. One visit to my Astym provider (a physical therapist) and my pain is gone. Try this please! It is a painful experience but at least when it is finished you can be pain free.

Darcy West Harmsen
Portage, Michigan

Astym Therapy Helped After Shoulder Replacement

When I started therapy after surgery I could barely move my shoulder. But after 5 to 6 sessions of Astym therapy I was almost reaching my goals that were set by my Dr. I graduated on 8-17-17, without Astym therapy I think I would still be in therapy another 3 to 4 weeks.

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

Relief with Astym therapy after surgery

I had extensive shoulder surgery and suffered pain in the deltoid
Muscle. Ella suggested Astym therapy and I agreed. Astym therapy gave me the relief that I needed to do the required exercises to strengthen the shoulder. I would recommend this treatment to others. There is no discomfort just a form of a relaxing massage.

Rose Hill
Treating Clinic: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab, 2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054, Phone: 704-865-0077  Website: http://www.carolinaorthopaedic.com

 

Body repair after surgery with Astym therapy

I had shoulder surgery and followed up with therapy. It is so nice to have both the doctor and therapy in the same building. Could not have ask for better care from both Dr Johnson and therapist Elzbieta Bule. Was dismissed from Dr Johnson 5/23/17 and ended my “relationship” with Ela same day. Lovely caring staff.

Joyce
Treating Clinic: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab, 2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054, Phone: 704-865-0077                                           Website: www.carolinaorthopaedic.com

Finally Some Relief! After surgery, Astym therapy relieved pain and increased my range of motion

I had a knee replacement in Jan 15 that did not go well causing constant pain and swelling requiring arthroscopy in Jun 15 to remove scar tissue. The joint was too loose and in Feb 17 I had to have a “Revision” or second replacement. Scar tissue has apparently been hindering my range of motion and causing increased pain. Swelling remained a concern to my physician and my Physical Therapists. An Astym-Certified Therapist has treated me 7 times with Astym therapy. I believe it has helped with resolving scar tissue, swelling, pain and range of motion. It has also improved the plantar fasciitis pain on my right heel. Last weekend I was finally able to do some gardening, planting flowers and attend a festival. I can walk much longer and no longer need the electric cart at the grocery store. I will recommend it to my neighbor who is having on going problems with his Achilles tendon.

Delfina Tomaini
Treating Clinic: CORA Health Services
Palm Coast, Florida Website: www.corahealth.com

Astym therapy helped my Achilles and heel pain after surgery

On January 20th of this year I had surgery to repair a torn tendon, Achilles Tendon lengthening and Calcaneal Osteotomy. On top of this I have RA. I started therapy because I had major swelling and nerve sensitivity and pain. Laura my therapist recommended Astym therapy. We started with once a week and after the first week, started doing treatments twice a week. My nerve sensitivity and pain has gone down drastically as well as my swelling. I’m able to walk across different floor surfaces, put on socks, wear shoes and no nerve pain at night. I’m so pleased with the results I have gotten with Astym Therapy treatments and would recommend them to anyone having nerve & tissue issues.

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

Astym therapy helped with more movement after foot surgery

1 shattered fifth metatarsal = 3 surgeries to my foot, 1 very weak ankle = 1 Brostrum procedure. After my foot surgeries, I never had physical therapy. After my Brostrum, I attend to help along my healing process. About a month ago, I had my first astym treatment. At first I was a non-believer. Let me tell you, within in the month I could feel the difference. Around my metatarsal repair, it isn’t so bound up anymore. The pain and knots are subsiding. It doesn’t feel like a solid mass of scar tissue any longer. Overall, it feels better on a daily basis, but especially after an Astym treatment. It is helping both my ankle and my foot. I was not a believer at first, however, now I am.

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

Post-surgical therapy and pregnancy

I’ve been going to TOPS since its inception, the staff and I have been through a few surgeries, This time we took on pregnancy. Having had 2 shoulders, double mastectomy with reconstruction and a back surgery, I knew my body would need help on this 9 month journey.

I didn’t want to do any damage to my joints or have undue stress on my back. As an avid swimmer gaining 30 plus pounds is a whole change and shock to my body. I would go in 1-2 times per week for maintenance therapy. As my weight increased and belly grew, my pain and tightening of muscles would shift too. Amy and Chad were able to keep my pelvis in alignment, and address my tightening fascia to allow me to continue to exercise at a high level.

The use of Astym therapy helped me get relief and the treatment worked great with the rest of my programs. They also had programs designed to adjust with my progress. A very strong core and pelvic floor is key to a healthy pregnancy. I wanted to maintain these key muscle groups to reduce unnecessary stress on my low back, shoulders, and hips.

Furthermore, pregnancy is full of leg cramps! Add working out on top and you are primed for the worst cramps of your life. As a pharmacist, I was taking my full vitamin regimen with extra calcium and magnesium to help with these cramps. You also can’t do too much salt when pregnant or you will swell. Again, my weekly PT sessions worked on my legs and the cramping was reduced. Astym therapy also helped this issue! Even though there was some discomfort in the moment, the results in the end are totally worth it! I can’t say enough about the staff at TOPS. I love them!

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

Astym Therapy at Apex PT really helped my knee pain after surgery

The astym treatment I received at Apex helped considerably in reducing unwanted scar tissue in my replaced knee area. The after surgery treatment lessened the healing time and has me walking with better pace stride and less pain.

lawrence bennett
Treating Clinic: Apex Physical Therapy (Next to Fucillo Kia)
110 NE 2nd Place, Suites105 & 106
Cape Coral, FL 33909
Phone: 239-573-8658 Website: www.apexptflorida.com