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Astym therapy really worked

Yes this works! Three knee surgeries, three years in a row. First year total replacement, 22 weeks of rehab and a manipulation, still horrible swelling and loss of motion. Next year knee revision, again many weeks of rehab, loss of motion, muscle cramps and knee seizes. The 3rd year another total replacement. More rehab, knee is always swollen to double size of other knee. This limits ability to bend. A friend told me about Astym treatment being used on her after her surgery. Talked with Dr. about trying this since nothing else was improving my knee. I was AMAZED! After the first treatment swelling started to go down. Every treatment after that has brought swelling down, my range of motion is great. I am so glad that I have done this and will tell others to try it also.

Roberta J Taylor

Treating Clinic:

Mid Nebraska PT & Sports Center
120 West Leota Street
North Platte, Nebraska, 69101


Massive Rotator Cuff Tear

I had a massive rotator cuff tear and underwent Superior Capsular Reconstruction. After the surgery I was experiencing severe pain caused by scar tissue build up and this was impeding my recovery. My therapist recommended using the Astym treatment. The treatment was initially very painful and caused bruising in the treatment area. However, after a few sessions my pain had been greatly diminished. I stuck with the Astym treatment and now my pain is nearly gone.

Paul Vaughan

Treating Clinic:
Diamond Physical Therapy, 1140 East Algonquin Road
Algonguin, IL, 60102


Astym Therapy Got Me Back in the Game and More

TOPS Physical Therapy is the best clinic I have gone to!

I have played basketball for over 15 years (from leagues, travel ball, high school and at the collegiate level), throughout those years I have suffered many bumps and bruises along the way. With that being said, I have gone to a lot of clinics and no place gave me the type of care TOPS did!

In 2015 I suffered a season ending hip injury. The TOPS team went above and beyond to help me through one of the most challenging experiences I faced as an athlete. They helped me though every step of the way (going to office visits, and etc). By far the best care I have ever experienced.

While in their care, they had me on a great exercise program that really helped me get my strength back. Another thing they did was use Astym instruments, which if you asked me while they were doing it I would say it is not a fun time. But, the use of the instruments helped aid my recovery process! The use of Astym in my rehab assisted with breaking up scar tissue around my scars, tightness, and increased blood flow to that area. Astym also helped with myositis osscificanas (I had to look that up)! From allergy shots, I developed two small round hard bumps in my butt. Astym was able to break that up and get me back to normal.

I love Astym and TOPS Physical Therapy

Cassidee Ranger
Treating Clinic: TOPS Physical Therapy 5353 North 16th Street
Suite 120 Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602-526-0037 Website: topsphysicaltherapy.com

Finally Some Relief! After surgery, Astym therapy relieved pain and increased my range of motion

I had a knee replacement in Jan 15 that did not go well causing constant pain and swelling requiring arthroscopy in Jun 15 to remove scar tissue. The joint was too loose and in Feb 17 I had to have a “Revision” or second replacement. Scar tissue has apparently been hindering my range of motion and causing increased pain. Swelling remained a concern to my physician and my Physical Therapists. An Astym-Certified Therapist has treated me 7 times with Astym therapy. I believe it has helped with resolving scar tissue, swelling, pain and range of motion. It has also improved the plantar fasciitis pain on my right heel. Last weekend I was finally able to do some gardening, planting flowers and attend a festival. I can walk much longer and no longer need the electric cart at the grocery store. I will recommend it to my neighbor who is having on going problems with his Achilles tendon.

Delfina Tomaini
Treating Clinic: CORA Health Services
Palm Coast, Florida Website: www.corahealth.com

Scar tissue getting much better with Astym therapy – Great results immediately

After having numerous surgery longest scar 26”! My therapist recommended Astym therapy to soften scar tissue. Wonderful results: scar tissue is healing quicker, smoother, & I’m getting feeling in the scar tissue area. Highly recommend!

Treating Clinic:  Apex Physical Therapy/Concepts in Rehab-Cape Coral (Next to Fucillo Kia)
110 NE 2nd Place, Suites105 & 106
Cape Coral, FL 33909 Phone: 239-573-8658
Website:  www.apexptflorida.com

After knee replacement, Astym therapy improved my movement and decreased the scar tissue

I had both knees totally replaced. The right in Feb 2016. It went so well and I recovered so quickly that I was able to go back to work in 2 months. I didn’t have much pain or swelling. The physical therapy went well also. I had the left knee done in Oct 2016 and thought it would go the same, but it didn’t. The left knee developed some scar tissue that made it difficult to get the degree of bending that I got with the right one. The physical therapy was tougher and more painful. My Therapist (Ella Bule) was great. She started doing astym therapy to help the scar tissue to loosen so I could get that better range of motion. After the 1st session I was in a lot of pain, but it was a good pain. I could feel it working the next day. I had 6 treatments and I was able to be released from physical therapy because the astym treatments helped me reach my degree goal.

Caroline OBrien
Treating Clinic: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab, 2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054 Phone: 704-865-0077
Website:  www.carolinaorthopaedic.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.

Astym therapy helped me after knee surgery

I had surgery on my left knee in October 2015. I had to have physical therapy and then I was introduced to Astym therapy. The first time it helped with the swelling but it was painful. After a few days it did feel better.

During physical therapy my progress with my mobility was developing slowly. I believe having Astym treatment helped my swelling go down, which improved my mobility.

Astym treatment helped my progress during my physical therapy treatments and I would recommend it to future patients.

Nick Signorile
Treating Clinic: Diamond Physical Therapy
1140 East Algonquin Road
Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-854-0196 Website:  www.dptrehab.com

A note from the Astym program:  Clinical study has shown Astym therapy to be very helpful when used post-surgically. A large study was just published in the Journal of Knee Surgery, and it showed that patients suffering from persistent knee stiffness following surgery had significant improvement from Astym therapy. 

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 benefits were almost immediate

I just wanted to tell others about the Astym treatment and how it helped me during my recovery and rehab for my Achilles tendon. The treatment helped ease the pain and swelling of the scar tissue at the back of my heel and calf muscle. It was not a comfortable process the first time but the benefits were almost immediate and the following treatments were progressively easier. The benefits are reduced pain and swelling as well as helping out with the flexibility. Definitely worth the time and helped me out a lot.

William Deal
Treating Clinic: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab,   2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054    Phone: 704-865-0077                                         Website:  www.carolinaorthopaedic.com