Tag Archives: ankle pain

Astym therapy magic!

I had ankle/foot surgery a little over a year ago! I had Astym therapy after recovery and felt great. Six months after surgery while standing I started getting burning sensation around the scar. I assumed it was a normal part of the healing process and decided to live with it for a little while. Six more months and the sensation is annoying and semi-unbearable! I go see the gals at Momentum and after one session, ONE!, the next day during standing I can already tell a difference! I haven’t been able to stand and do the dishes without wiggling my whole leg to get the sensation to go away in a year! Yesterday I got almost completely done and even then the sensation was noticeably less! Here’s to tingle free standing!!!

Dani Straetker

Treating Clinic:

Momentum Physical Therapy
Gillette, Wyoming

http://www.momentumwy.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

Ankle Injury Recovery with Astym therapy

Before going to Apex, I had struggled with chronic pain in my ankle for over 4 years.  Simple things such as walking on uneven surfaces, jumping, and running caused sharp pain.  By going to physical therapy at Apex, I have been able to strengthen the tendons in my ankle, along with increase the range of motion. I am now able to do all three of the things listed above completely pain-free.  A huge thank you to Apex Physical Therapy Concepts and Rehab for helping me get back on my feet.

Emily Mosley
Treating Clinic: Apex Physical Therapy Concepts and Rehab
15751 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 4
Fort Myers, FL 33908 Phone: 239-337-2739
Website: www.apexptflorida.com

Swinging For Success: Astym therapy improves golf swing

My name is Emma de Groot, and I am a professional golfer on the LPGA and LPGA Symetra Tour. I have suffered from chronic back pain since an almost career ending car accident in 2011. Since I began working with Back2Normal, my function and movement has continually improved, however there has always been some restriction in my rotation. After three months playing non stop golf, and countless travel hours in Australia at the beginning of the year, I came back to Florida with extreme restriction in movement. Since being away, Lisa had become certified in the Astym method and got to work on me straight away. Within two treatments, I had my full range of motion back in my thoracic spine, as well as my hips and ankles, no pain whatsoever, and a far improved golf swing.

Emma de Groot
Treating Clinician: Lisa Chase
Back 2 Normal Physical Therapy
Wellness & Rehabilitation 465 2nd Avenue North Suite A
St Petersburg, FL 33701 Phone: 727-362-6866                          Website: www.back2normalpt.com

 

Epic Fall: Astym therapy gives me a quick fix to torn ligament in ankle

For the past 3 years now, I have been participating in swimming. I wake up every morning and I am in the pool by 6 a.m. I attend dryland, which is an on land training program, every Tuesday and Thursday. One day, while practicing, we were doing stair laps. While running down the stairs, my ankle gave out and I rolled it. The next day, I went to the doctor to find out I partially tore a ligament in my ankle and I would need physical therapy. About 3 weeks into physical therapy, my therapist started using Astym therapy on me. Astym therapy has helped my ankle heal very quickly. It has reduced my pain, and it has reduced the scar tissue and helped the healing process. Because of Astym therapy, I can now go to swim practice with little to no pain. I can go to work as a lifeguard and walk around the pool deck bare footed with no pain. Thanks to Astym therapy my healing process has gone much quicker than expected, and my ankle is stronger than ever before.

Hannah Walden
Treating Clinic: Athletico Physical Therapy  1563 N. State Street
Greenfield, IN 46140 Phone: 317-467-5700 Website: www.athletico.com

Getting Old? Astym therapy really worked on my Achilles tendonitis

As an active 47 year old, I was upset about a year ago when my ankles and Achilles tendons began to bother me. It got to the point that there were days I could barely walk. My softball and volleyball league participation was out of the question. I was even having trouble doing everyday farm work. After consulting with a podiatrist, finding out I had “deformed” heel bones, bone spurs, and severe Achilles tendonitis, he started me on physical therapy to try to avoid surgery. Astym therapy was started immediately. Though I have a few weeks left of treatment, I have gotten to the point where I only have slight pain in one heel. It’s getting better daily! The results have been amazing! I truly think this treatment will help me avoid surgery.

Michele Orme
Treating Clinic: Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers-Greenfield
1563 N. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: 317-467-5700 Website: www.acceleratedrehab.com 

Tickle Torture: I laughed through Astym therapy and it cured my limp

I have ankle issues, so I was sent to PT by my doctor. I was told I was to get Astym therapy. On my first treatment, Andrea explained what she was going to do. Little did we know the tears she would make me shed twice a week. She started on my calf and worked her way down to my ankle, around my ankle, to the bottom of my foot, and then it happened…as she was working the muscles in my foot I had to laugh, and laugh so hard I was crying. She also had to laugh and so did everyone getting treatment at the same time. Funny but not funny. Needless to say, her torture helped me A LOT! When we think back on it all I can do is…LAUGH! I went from walking with a limp, to no limp at all! I also am for the most part, pain free.

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