Tag Archives: Astym

Astym therapy took away my pain after falling

I have an artificial hip and when I fall on it I get a severe muscle bruise and I cannot walk.  Astym therapy eases the pain and relaxes the muscle to a point where I can put pressure on my leg and use my walker and get on my feet and walk.

Mark Linde
Treating Clinic: Apex Physical Therapy
110 NE 2nd Place Suites105 & 106
Cape Coral, FL 33909  Phone: 239-573-8658
Website:  www.apexptflorida.com

Oh, what a relief it is! Chronic plantar fasciitis solved with Astym therapy!

Limping into the gym locker room, I spotted a flier advertising a new treatment available in town that would treat plantar fasciitis. After suffering from and attempting to treat this for well over a year, I was anxious to try something else. The medical doctor in town insisted on cortisone shots and was recommending surgery, and those were simply not an option. After several Astym treatments, the problem was solved on my right foot, but then my left foot developed plantar fasciitis. That foot is proving to be more problematic, but I was so relieved to have relief on my right foot, and I am certain my left foot will come around. I have also had Astym therapy to treat tennis elbow and back problems, and I am a believer in its ability to not only treat, but to solve problems without drugs and surgery.

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

Nothing Short of A Miracle: Astym therapy helped my foot pain

Difficulty and pain with ambulation had been becoming worse for me over a period of a few years, and was limiting normal daily activities. It was determined that this difficulty stemmed, in great part, from plantar fasciitis, peroneal tendonitis, over-pronation, and strained Achilles tendon in the right foot/ankle. Stretching exercises, elastic support socks, and use of an arch support did not address the issue long-term.

Following my request for a physical therapy consult for more specific exercises, the therapist evaluation covered multiple exercises for me to perform. The evaluation also included a discussion about 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 some improvement with decreased pain. Subsequent treatment resulted in not only further pain control, but also in increased functionality of my foot. My over-pronation was completely gone, my arch was improved to normal, the Achilles was no longer tight… I was thrilled!

Maintaining functionality and independence as much as possible is so very important to me, and with this exposure to Astym therapy, I have that.

Barbara Lentman
Treating Clinic: OSF Center for Health-Streator
111 Spring Street, Streator, IL 61364
Phone: 815-673-4549 Website: www.osfhealthcare.org

ASTYM THERAPY WORKS! It helped my chronic shoulder pain

I’m 81 years old. have had chronic shoulder pain for two years. Tried regular PT for two months which helped somewhat, but pain still persisted. Affected my conducting of a 55 piece concert band on Sanibel Island and my golf swing! Apex called me to try Astym therapy as they had just been certified to use it. Just finished 8 sessions and can honestly say range of motion is better, strength is better, and pain is much less although not completely gone. Would recommend Astym therapy to anyone as a non-invasive procedure to try.

Mike Lamade
Treating Clinic:  Apex Physical Therapy, The Shoppes at Beachwalk
15751 San Carlos Boulevard, Suite 4
Fort Myers, FL 33908 Phone: 239-337-2739
Website: www.apexptflorida.com

Finally, Tennis Elbow Relief with Astym Therapy

My pain began about 3 months prior to receiving the Astym treatment. I had limited mobility in my right elbow and sharp pains as well. After a few months I sought treatment from a chiropractor. Unfortunately this did not relieve my pain. My chiropractor referred me to an orthopedic surgeon, and this is where I was diagnosed with tennis elbow. I received a cortisone shot and began occupational therapy. During therapy I was given the Astym therapy. It was painful at times but my mobility began to increase, and I was able to use my right arm again. I am grateful for this typ of therapy because I am right handed and use my arms so much throughout the day when I teach, do household chores and many other activities. With this therapy I was able to go back to my normal life. Thank you so much!!!

Emily
Treating Clinic:  Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
800 West 9th Street, Jasper, IN 47546
Phone: 812-996-0682 Website: www.mhhcc.org

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

 

Astym® Therapy Presenting at 2016 Annual World Cancer Congress

The recent peer-reviewed research on Astym therapy improving function and range of motion in breast cancer survivors is getting a lot of attention.  Claire Davies, PT, PhD CLT-LANA, the lead researcher and main author, has been invited to present at Annual World Cancer Congress taking place next month. This research demonstrates the impressive effectiveness of Astym therapy methods and protocols in breast cancer survivors.

The Astym therapy methods and protocols are evidence based and scientifically developed.  Medical research consistently demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of Astym therapy methods, and also shows how Astym therapy is key in successful treatment following breast cancer treatment.

Only Astym-certified clinicians offer this therapy, and they are all listed in the Find A Provider directory the astym website.  In order to become certified in Astym therapy, clinicians undergo intensive training  and testing.

Knee Pain Relief: Astym therapy was the answer

I was having a lot of knee pain over the last year and a half. I was having pain while walking up and down stairs. I would walk just fine. I was sent to an orthopedic physician and he told me to do physical therapy and try out Astym therapy. I was about 2 sessions in and I could tell a difference in the pain level I was having. Now I am able to do stairs and steps just fine. I think Astym therapy is a great thing, I absolutely love how fast it works. I have a few more sessions and I will be completely back to normal.

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

Horsing Around – Astym therapy helped after injury

On Sept 28th I was headed to work and got bucked off my horse. I ended up breaking my fibula and tearing every ligament in my knee. I went in for urgent and went for PT. I have been having my treatments with Laura for a while now and can bend my knee to 130 degrees now. I go in Jan 27 to have my ACL and PCL grafted in and then begin therapy again! I am ahead of the schedule thanks to Laura and her Astym treatments!

Felicia Patrick
Treating Clinic: Mid-Nebraska Physical Therapy and Sports Center
120 West Leota Street North Platte, NE 69101
Phone: 308-534-0999 Website: midnebraskapt.com

Astym therapy worked well for scar tissue treatment and helped me recover from surgery

My story begins with a bilateral mastectomy in April 2014. I elected to start my breast reconstruction the same day as my mastectomy and everything went well for about six weeks. I then developed an infection and had to have one of my expanders removed and replaced and then a week later both expanders had to be removed due to infection. I had another surgery in connection with reconstruction in January of this year. Needless to say following four surgeries, scar tissue was a problem. Before my January surgery my plastic surgeon sent to me to have Astym therapy to soften the scar tissue for that surgery. And it helped immensely. Since that time I have again been referred for Astym therapy to prepare for my next surgical step in my reconstructive journey. I have had approximately 10 treatments so far and it’s incredible what a difference in how soft and pliable the tissue has become. I am so pleased with my results so far and expect even more improvement.

Ann Stewart
Treating Clinic: Baptist Health Lexington
Outpatient Therapy Services
1740 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: 859-260-6673 Website: www.bhsi.com