Astym treatment resolves chronic injuries routinely, and is also very effective on acute injuries. It works on a broad range of soft tissue problems, and is regularly successful even after other treatments have failed. When an injury has just occurred, the regenerative capacities of Astym can be applied to accelerate and dramatically improve recovery. No other soft tissue therapy induces regeneration like Astym treatment. Continue reading Astym Treatment Featured on “The Doctors”, Highlighting Its Capacity to Regenerate and Heal Soft Tissues.
In January 2007, I was in a car accident that nearly took my life. I had a spiral fracture in my left femur, three pelvic fractures, five broken ribs, a punctured lung, Level 3 spleen injury, traumatic brain injury, and a blood infection. I was hospitalized for six weeks, went to a rehabilitation center, and received home health care and physical therapy when I went back home. I was 19 years old at the time of the accident.
I first came to rehab after being referred by my orthopedic surgeon. I had suffered from chronic pain in my left hip for several years due to over exercise. It was so painful, I was unable to run, kickbox, play tennis or do other physical activities to which I was accustomed. What’s worse, the pain was so severe that it was difficult for me to do normal daily activities such as stand for a long period of time, walk or climb stairs. I began working with Sarah Giroux, DPT. I attended my personalized physical therapy session twice a week and also did my assigned exercises and stretches at home. I felt like Sarah was someone who really cared about my injury and was determined to make my situation better. am still living without pain today. I truly never thought I would be able to do certain activities again, which was depressing considering my young age (25). I am now running 4 days a week, doing Pilates once a week, playing tennis twice a week and I am also able to complete my performances and rehearsals for my music without any pain in my hip. It is like I’m a different person. I now no longer grimace and limp when walking up or down stairs. I have already referred others to work with Sarah and I owe her a huge debt of gratitude for healing something that I thought would be a life-long problem.
Stephanie, Recreational Athlete/Musician/Performer
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
After running my second half marathon in 10/2010, I suffered a fractured knee and walked the remaining 4 miles. I had several visits with Dr. Larkin at St. Peters Bone and Joint (St Peters, MO) to diagnose my pain and treatment however, the pain remained for over 18 months. I had X-rays, physical therapy, therapy for home and consistently worked out with a personal trainer however, the pain only got worse. One of the many doctors I saw told me one leg was shorter than the other (not true). Walking up and down stairs seemed to be the worse. Dr. Larkin from St Peters Bone and Joint (St Peters, MO) recommended Accelerated Rehabilitation Center and I received my first Astym treatment. After an intense treatment plan, I can finally run again! Continue reading Ouchy knees – Astym got rid of my pain
I suffered from Patellofemoral Syndrome. The problem has limited me for about 6 mo. to a year. I was having instability in my knee and some pain. I realized that I needed to get some help when I tried exercising to a video and riding bike. My knee would feel very weak. My Doctor recommended that I start physical therapy. After only 4 treatments and of course my continued work at home I started to see a difference. Now that I have completed Astym my knee is much stronger and I do not feel any weakness after exercising. Continue reading Instability of Knee: Astym helped me
After several years of running, including training for half-marathons, I was diagnosed with Achilles Tendonitis. I developed calcification deposits due to scar tissue along with a tear in the tendon. I went through various treatments including ultrasound therapy, Topaz surgery and platelet injections, as well as rest and immobilization. After a year and a half, I still experienced pain pretty much every time I moved. I could barely walk, let alone run. I could only wear shoes that had an elevated heel and was told by two different doctors that I was going to have to live with the condition and limit my activities. Over time, my whole body was affected by the injury as I was always compensating for pain.
I asked my doctor if I could go to physical therapy for my tendon problem. I wasn’t expecting it to help the tendon itself, but hoped that it could help with the loss of range of motion and the over-compensation happening on the other leg. He gave me the PT script and I set out to look for a good therapist.
I had read a little bit about Astym on the website at Accelerated Rehabilitation in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I decided to give it a go as I had nothing to lose. My PT, Sarah Giroux, was excited to use the Astym treatment on me, and I was excited to see a health professional that didn’t just write me off as incurable. Continue reading Road to Recovery: Astym gave me relief from Achilles tendonitis
A double head-on collision 18 years ago took away my freedom of movement. A hip replacement on 3/19/12 gave me the opportunity to re-gain mobility, but the 18 year old atrophied muscles were still a road block. I started physical therapy mid-April and was introduced to Astym. It’s a very intense method, with the best results I have ever experienced. Continue reading A double header: Astym is helping me recover from a major car accident
I hurt my achilles in a fall back in November and went through 1 round of traditional PT, then an MRI where I found out that I had a lot more going on then just the achilles problem. I had, at some point in my life, broken a heel spur off, sprained my ankle badly and had arthritis and a lot of scar tissue. I then went back for more traditional PT. Then a foot specialist looked at my ankle and decided that a boot and this new treatment called Astym might be something that would be helpful. Continue reading On My Way to ‘Normal’ Astym is working on my achilles, ankle and foot.
Being a preschool teacher to 14 very active 3 and 4 year olds is a very demanding job. When I began to have difficulty climbing steps, kneeling to tie shoes, and trouble getting up and down off of the floor, I discovered that I had tendonitis in my left knee. My pain was severe and I suffered with it for 8 months! My physical therapist, Ashley, who was the most awesome person ever, tried some stretching and strengthening exercises to no avail. When she suggested Astym I was totally game because I was ready for relief. Continue reading Miracle! Astym worked for my knee problem.
I was restricted and had limited activity due to ongoing pain from extreme chronic tendon stress on my left foot. Over several months, I was treated by three doctors, wore a restriction boot for months and surgery was recommended. At long last, I found my way to Amy Goddard at Goddard Sports Therapy and, WOW, what a difference Astym made to my life. Continue reading Astym Resolved My Foot Pain: I’ll Drink the Kool-Aid