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Car Accident Survivor: Astym therapy was key in recovery

I was in a high speed, head on collision. I got lucky and only suffered from a shattered heel bone and a few superficial back fractures. When it came time for me to be 75% weight bearing, i was unable to put hardly any weight on my leg and was in a lot of pain. My PT used astym  therapy and by the end of the day I was able to put weight on the leg and my pain had dropped dramatically. By the next day my leg felt so good, I felt as if I could walk without my crutches. Every time my injury has taken a turn for the worse, she has used astym therapy and I am 100% better by the next day. The process itself is painful but it has been a miracle worker for my injuries and my ability to be back at work! Ginger was a life saver!

Andrea Paul
Treating Clinic:   ATI Physical Therapy-Kirkland
11821 NE 128th Street  Suite C
Kirkland, WA 98034
Phone: 708-227-1497
Website:  www.atipt.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