Tag Archives: shoulder pain

My success story – Astym therapy relieved my neck and shoulder pain

My left shoulder/neck had been hurting since January 2017 after carrying around a backpack vacuum around for six months. I had a myleogram done and that didn’t find anything wrong with me so then I had a steroid injection which didn’t help the pain. I had a MRI of my neck and then another of my shoulder and they both came out fine so I was referred to a pain management doctor who suggested I go to physical therapy and have astym therapy done. After 9 visits. Twice a week for four weeks I can say that I have very little pain.

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

Astym Therapy Helped After Shoulder Replacement

When I started therapy after surgery I could barely move my shoulder. But after 5 to 6 sessions of Astym therapy I was almost reaching my goals that were set by my Dr. I graduated on 8-17-17, without Astym therapy I think I would still be in therapy another 3 to 4 weeks.

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

Thanks to Astym therapy, I can move again!

I have been dealing with tightness in my L shoulder blade on and off for years. When this pain comes on, I have extreme pain and inability to move my neck. I was skeptical about Astym therapy but only had one treatment and haven’t had any pain for 6 months now. I am a believer of Astym therapy and recommend my family and friends to seek out treatment!

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

Hey My Shoulder Won’t Move? Astym therapy helped me!

I have never had an injury or joint issue that required physical therapy so this was an entirely new experience for me. I was constantly in pain. I could barely move my shoulder or raise my arm the limited range of motion and the pain was getting worse. After my second or third physical therapy appointment I was beginning to understand how complex the issue was with the supporting muscles. At that 3rd appointment was when I had the first Astym treatment, it was good timing because I was desperate and would have let them do anything but also felt confident and in good hands. It is deeply uncomfortable but truly was the most beneficial part of the therapy. I understood the relationship of the tight and underdeveloped muscles contributing to the immobility of my shoulder. After the Astym treatment I experienced less pain in my shoulder so I could really take advantage of my home exercises with less difficulty it was pretty significant right from the first treatment. I began to understand the target results of the Astym therapy so I got acclimated to the treatment quickly the short duration of pain (some bruising) outweighed the measurable improvement in my shoulder. I have worked hard with flexibility and strengthening exercises but without the added benefit of Astym therapy I may not have had the same results.

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

Chronic shoulder pain finally gets relief with Astym therapy

I had always suffered from chronic pain in my shoulders, neck and traps since the beginning of high school. I had gone to the doctor and people always told me it was just due to stress. It wasn’t until our family car got T-boned and I ended up requiring physical therapy that I realized there was actually something I could do to help these muscle pains. After three months of therapy with Astym treatment my general pain that had always stayed at an 8 on a 10 point scale lowered to a three at best. My quality of life has improved so much since starting therapy.

Michelle Blanco
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 made a huge difference in my recovery from shoulder surgery

I had surgery on my shoulder in October of 2016 due to tearing my labrum working out. The procedure included cutting and reattaching my bicep tendon and cleaning up my labrum. During my recovery as i began using my arm more I kept having sharp pains in my shoulder. After I informed my Physical Therapist about these pains she began performing Astym therapy on my shoulder. Within two weeks I could tell a huge difference.

Garrett Lewis
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 made a huge difference my shoulder pain

After my double mastectomy I had frozen shoulder and had to have surgery. After surgery I had several weeks of therapy and was still in a lot of pain. Ela, my physical therapist, started astym therapy on my shoulder. After 4 treatments I have went from being in severe pain to being released with very little pain. What a huge difference!

Cindy Bryant
Treating Clinic:  Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
2345 Court Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054                                                            Phone: (704) 865-0077 Website: www.carolinaorthopaedic.com

My Astym Story: Astym therapy helped my shoulder pain when nothing else would work

I hurt my shoulder 2 1/2 years ago. I have gone to chiropractors, massage therapists, my regular Dr., & several sessions of regular physical therapists and nothing has seemed to work. I was referred to try Astym therapy from my regular therapist and I figured it wasn’t going to hurt to try it. After about 2 months of twice a week my shoulder is feeling much better.

SHARON HIGDEM
Treating Clinic: Altru Rehabilitation Center
1300 South Columbia Road Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-780-2315 Website: www.altru.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