Instability of Knee: Astym helped me

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

Road to Recovery: Astym gave me relief from Achilles tendonitis

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 header: Astym is helping me recover from a major car accident

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

On My Way to ‘Normal’ Astym is working on my achilles, ankle and foot.

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.

Miracle! Astym worked for my knee problem.

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.

Astym Resolved My Foot Pain: I’ll Drink the Kool-Aid

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

Limping to Walking, Astym resolves ankle pain

I wear many hats in my daily life. I’m a mother of two, three if you count my fur baby and I do count him as one of my children. I work full time in an office. I am a wife. I am also an athlete in one of the toughest sports. I am a roller girl. I skate for the Ohio Valley Roller Girls and we train hard. During one of our training sessions I fell and broke my ankle. I have no extravagant story like I took on an entire pack and was able to finish the game and our team won. Nothing that magical or amazing I just fell and broke my ankle six days before our first game ever. I had surgery three days later to put a plate on my ankle. I woke up from that surgery and that’s when the pain set in. Continue reading Limping to Walking, Astym resolves ankle pain

Return to Running; Improved Achilles with Astym

Training for my 3rd marathon I injured my Achilles in the tail end of the training program and was unable to do the race. I went through traditional PT however returning to running kept on being put off and off. When just about ready to run went through extensive pre-run testing (??) jumping jacks, trampoline..and had a set back.
Researched Astym looking for a better way, was encouraged to run shortly after beginning treatment. Continue reading Return to Running; Improved Achilles with Astym

Runner’s Relief

I started experiencing pain along the outside of my right knee and a tightness that prevented me from running downhill on one of my trail runs. The pain reoccurred every time I attempted to run in the following weeks. Rest, ice, and stretching were my first approach to healing from this injury that came on out of the blue. My next attempt at running led to frustration and disappointment as the pain and tightness were still there! I did some research on IT Band Syndrome and determined that was my problem. Everything I read stated that rest and stretching were the recommended treatments, but complete healing would take weeks! Not willing to wait weeks, my physician recommended physical therapy and she even informed me about Astym. Continue reading Runner’s Relief

Runner’s Relief from IT Band Syndrome

I started experiencing pain along the outside of my right knee and a tightness that prevented me from running downhill on one of my trail runs. The pain reoccurred every time I attempted to run in the following weeks. Rest, ice, and stretching were my first approach to healing from this injury that came on out of the blue. My next attempt at running led to frustration and disappointment as the pain and tightness were still there! I did some research on IT Band Syndrome and determined that was my problem. Everything I read stated that rest and stretching were the recommended treatments, but complete healing would take weeks! Not willing to wait weeks, my physician recommended physical therapy and she even informed me about Astym. After a thorough evaluation by the therapist, I decided to give Astym a try. Continue reading Runner’s Relief from IT Band Syndrome

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