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

No more knee pain after Astym therapy

I started suffering from an old knee injury last Fall. My knee was becoming a painful event every day. I talked to the physical therapists at TOPS Physical Therapy about treatment for my knee. They assured me that they could help me get back to normal, (pre Fall 2016) with treatment and exercises.

With confidence in their abilities, I started going to physical therapy three times a week. During the sessions, the physical therapist would use Astym therapy on my knee area, thigh and the back of my leg. I was amazed when they explained the process and how they were addressing scar tissue and adhesions. I am positive that this treatment contributed to the quick recovery from my knee pain.

Terri Brannon
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

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

Thanks to Astym therapy, I can move again!

I have been dealing with tightness in my L shoulder blade on and off for years. When this pain comes on, I have extreme pain and inability to move my neck. I was skeptical about Astym therapy but only had one treatment and haven’t had any pain for 6 months now. I am a believer of Astym therapy and recommend my family and friends to seek out treatment!

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

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

Hey My Shoulder Won’t Move? Astym therapy helped me!

I have never had an injury or joint issue that required physical therapy so this was an entirely new experience for me. I was constantly in pain. I could barely move my shoulder or raise my arm the limited range of motion and the pain was getting worse. After my second or third physical therapy appointment I was beginning to understand how complex the issue was with the supporting muscles. At that 3rd appointment was when I had the first Astym treatment, it was good timing because I was desperate and would have let them do anything but also felt confident and in good hands. It is deeply uncomfortable but truly was the most beneficial part of the therapy. I understood the relationship of the tight and underdeveloped muscles contributing to the immobility of my shoulder. After the Astym treatment I experienced less pain in my shoulder so I could really take advantage of my home exercises with less difficulty it was pretty significant right from the first treatment. I began to understand the target results of the Astym therapy so I got acclimated to the treatment quickly the short duration of pain (some bruising) outweighed the measurable improvement in my shoulder. I have worked hard with flexibility and strengthening exercises but without the added benefit of Astym therapy I may not have had the same results.

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

Astym therapy fixed my knee pain and got me back to running

I’ve been a runner for about 5 years; going from hating running to doing a couple 1/2 marathons. Running was something I loved to do. Every morning I was up at 5am to run before my day started.

My right knee started to become sore. I let it go for awhile just thinking it would resolve on its own; before I knew it I could hardly drive, put on my socks or straighten my leg after it had been bent for awhile. Finally I went to an orthopedic doctor who did an MRI and found distal quadricep tendonitis and a small partial thickness tear.

He referred me to PT (which I thought was odd, as how can therapy help a tear?) but I went and worked with a great therapist. She stated she wanted to try something called “astym” therapy; I had never hear of this but figured she knows what she’s doing so I agreed to the treatment.

The day following my first treatment I had NO PAIN! It was incredible! No pain walking, crouching, putting on socks or walking stairs. I thought this treatment was a miracle. The following days after therapy there was a slight “tinge” I’d describe it as, but going to therapy twice weekly for about 6 weeks it got less and less. Astym along with the PTs suggested exercises worked a miracle on my knee.

I am now back to running. Trying to take it slow (which is soo difficult to do) but not wanting that pain to come back as it seems unreal that it could be gone after how bad it had gotten. Astym definitely seems like a miracle treatment and something I would suggest to anyone with an injury similar to mine. :):)

Whitney Violette
Treating Clinic: Altru Rehabilitation Center
1300 South Columbia Road Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-780-2315 Website:  www.altru.org

Astym therapy gave me new feet

I had surgery on my right foot in April of 2016 and then 4 month later had the same surgery on my left foot. I followed all of the doctor’s orders and continued to have pain in both feet with walking and was not able to exercise. I finally went to Momentum Physical Therapy and after the first Astym treatment I felt like I had new legs. I have continued with treatment and have been able to return to my old exercise routine.

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

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