Category Archives: Sprains and Strains

Sprains and Strains

Before Astym Therapy, My Life Revolved Around Pain

I had to plan my entire day with rest breaks after everything I did. I felt like I spent more time resting than I did getting anything done. It was making me depressed because I have 4 very active boys who always want me to join in the fun!

Since discovering astym therapy I am able to attend all my kids baseball games and soccer games, cheer in the stands and instead of laying down afterwords, we go for ice cream!

I was skeptical at first because I have tried many other forms of treatment but now I am grateful for not giving up and finding astym therapy.

Krista myler
Treating Clinic: Mercy Hospital St. Louis
615 South New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141 Phone: 314-251-6000

http://www.mercy.net

Astym therapy took away my pain after falling

I have an artificial hip and when I fall on it I get a severe muscle bruise and I cannot walk.  Astym therapy eases the pain and relaxes the muscle to a point where I can put pressure on my leg and use my walker and get on my feet and walk.

Mark Linde
Treating Clinic: Apex Physical Therapy
110 NE 2nd Place Suites105 & 106
Cape Coral, FL 33909  Phone: 239-573-8658
Website:  www.apexptflorida.com

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Injury: Astym therapy is taking my pain away

I had and accident at work where I got an ankle sprain and a open wound at my Achilles area. The wound healed but the pain from the scar was very intense and seemed not to go away.
After the first Astym session I felt clearly a difference. I just had my second Astym session and the pain is almost gone. I m very impressed, especially since I really didn’t believe in it.

Sabine Luneburg
Treating Clinic: Apex Physical Therapy
110 NE 2nd Place, Suites 105 & 106
Cape Coral, FL 33909 Phone: 239-573-8658
Website: www.apexptflorida.com

My calves were tightening after every run, but Astym therapy fixed it!!

I am a runner here in Jacksonville Florida . I have had issues with my calves tightening up after every run. After four sessions of astym therapy at the riverside clinic I ran 5 miles pain free for the first time in months! I love it!

Tommy Callahan
Treating Clinic: CORA Riverside
1045 Riverside Avenue, Suite 190
Jacksonville, FL 32204 Phone: 904-647-4284                                                  Website:  www.corahealth.com

Astym therapy helped my forearm tightness and golfers elbow

I received Astym therapy for my forearm tightness and golfers elbow. I no longer having aching in my forearms after two treatments of Astym therapy. I also had a flair up for golfers elbow and received Astym therapy for that and it was gone in two days. I would definitely recommend this treatment to people around me.

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

Astym therapy: Getting Back To My A Game

I suffered a season ending injury to my knee while playing in a basketball game. I had ACL surgery back in April of 2015 and needed PT to get me back to playing the game I love!

The road to recovery and getting back on the court was a long nine months. TOPS Physical Therapy gave me some of the best care that I have ever experienced as an athlete. Astym therapy was something that they used on me to help aid my recovery process and keep me tuned up!

Astym therapy helped with scar tissue, tightness, increased blood flow, and really getting in deep to address those adhesions. Astym therapy also helped with an old ankle injury I suffered 10 years ago, that I thought was helpless! I love Astym therapy and TOPS Physical Therapy!

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

 

No more shin splints thanks to Astym therapy and TOPS

TOPS Physical Therapy is the best! I had terrible shin splints from running and I went to TOPS and got the treatment that was just right for my condition. I’ve been to physical therapy at other clinics and did not experience the same level of care. At TOPS they used hands-on treatment that addressed my leg pain and tightness. They also used Astym therapy which was uncomfortable at the beginning but brought much relief and was totally worth the temporary discomfort. Thanks TOPS!

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

5 weeks until Ironman! Astym therapy fixed my Achilles strain.

I had just 5 weeks until my Ironman race, when I strained my Achilles to the point that I could not run at all without severe pain. A good friend recommended Athletico and Astym treatment. I completed 4 weeks of physical therapy with Astym treatments 2-3 times a week. I completed my Ironman with zero pain in my Achilles and would highly recommend the Astym treatment.

Rick Swaro
Treating Clinic:  Athletico Physical Therapy-Powell
3967 Presidential Parkway Suite C
Powell, OH 43065 Phone: 614-791-0700
Website: www.athletico.com

Astym Therapy For A Year Resulted in Whole Body Rejuvenation

By:  Mary Rachford, PT

After reading that title, someone that is familiar with this amazing regenerative treatment may think that the person undergoing this therapy may have had a severe injury or lives with chronic pain.  Surprisingly, neither is the case.  The fortunate individual to receive once a week sessions of Astym (A-Stim) therapy for an entire year is my massage therapist, Fran.

Fran did originally have a mild shoulder injury that was addressed with a few sessions of physical therapy, including Astym treatment and exercises.  While receiving one of her last treatments, Fran inquired if the treatment could be performed on the entire body at one time.  I responded that indeed it could, it would just take close to an hour and probably would not be that enjoyable.  Fran said that she would be very interested in having it done as a maintenance therapy, as well as, possibly preventing future injuries from surfacing.  Her twenty years in the massage industry was taking its toll and she was very proactive versus reactive in the care of her health.  I was excited to get started as the researcher in me was very curious to see how someone would feel after have this treatment done for preventive measures after a prolonged period.

So, what is Astym therapy you ask?  It is a treatment that regenerates soft tissue, like muscles and tendons.  It removes unwanted scar tissue or unhealthy restricted tissue that may be causing pain and lead to more serious conditions down the road.  I have been successfully using Astym therapy for over 15 years and have seen it work on the most severe cases even after other therapies have failed.  One patient that I treated several years ago had a failed total knee replacement which led her to use a walker for five years.  After receiving Astym therapy, she shocked her doctor when she switched to a cane after 2 months of treatments and her pain was significantly reduced.  Another recent success story was from a woman who had been to 4 PT’s and spent 6 months receiving massages twice a week, only to have her symptoms spread to both of her legs.  Finally, after only 12 Astym treatments her symptoms were 85% resolved and she can now sit for the first time in years without pain.

We have countless patients that have responded favorably to  Astym therapy for many different conditions.  Here are just a few of conditions that respond well to Astym thearpy:

*Plantar fasciitis
*Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
*Post operative scar tissue
*Achilles tendinitis
*Frozen shoulder
*Rotator Cuff tendinitis
*Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
*Sprains and strains countless

“Astym therapy’s ability to resolve soft tissue problems is remarkable, and it routinely works even when other interventions fail.  We often hear about patients suffering for years and trying multiple treatments without success, and then finally finding relief with Astym therapy.”  said Thomas Sevier, MD, the Medical Director for Astym therapy. 

One of the reasons Astym therapy  is so successful even where other treatments fail, is that it was scientifically designed to address the underlying cause of the soft tissue problem rather than trying to just take away the pain.    The body’s soft tissues degenerate when inadequate healing occurs. Degeneration can be caused by many factors, including age, intense use, improper movement, weakened muscles putting extra stress on other tissues and disease.   Once degeneration occurs, those tissues are then weak and prone to injury.  Most chronic tendinopathies are primarily degenerative in nature.  The good news is that Astym therapy works both to regenerate soft tissues and eliminate or reduce internal scar tissue.  By eliminating the cause of the problems, the symptoms resolve. (www.astym.com)

I asked Fran how Astym therapy compared to the weekly massages she receives, and she said that the Astym therapy definitely goes deeper, is more therapeutic and feels like a medical intervention versus a relaxing massage.  She would not want to give up either one, as they both have benefits.  She feels more of a tingling sensation after the Astym process, and she thinks it has prevented some minor tissue issues from becoming major problems, such as a pain in her arch was addressed the same week it started, as was an Achilles tendon issue, an unhealthy biceps tendon and most recently a tendon in her thumb began acting up due to the numerous clients she works on.  For Fran, the sessions are usually first thing Monday morning which gears her up for the week.  I now could see how this would be extremely beneficial for the many people that sit all day at computers, or have jobs that require constant repetitive motions or even athletes looking to get the competitive edge or stay in the game longer.   After seeing the benefits that this has had on Fran, I am now interested in experiencing the fantastic benefits of this cutting edge regenerative technique.  If only, I could do it on myself!

Mary Rachford, PT
FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers
1240 Iroquois Avenue
Suite 400
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630-369-1015
Fax: 630-369-5015
http://www.fyzical.com/naperville