Tag Archives: anklepain

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