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
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.
Treating Clinic: Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers-Greenfield
1563 N. State Street, Greenfield, IN 46140
Phone: 317-467-5700 Website: www.acceleratedrehab.com
I was having severe pain in my Achilles tendons and on the bottom of each foot. This pain started in September 2014 and during the busy holiday season I was on my feet quite a bit. It became so painful that I could barely stand it. I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and Morton’s neuroma by my podiatrist. I started Astym treatment at Benchmark Therapy with Daniel. True the treatment is painful but after 14 treatments I am now pain free. Benchmark is a great facility and the PTs there are wonderful. I am now pain free and I know now how to exercise and do the appropriate stretches that will keep me this way, Astym therapy worked for me. I was also fitted with orthodics which helps greatly. They can be interchanged with all my shoes.
Treating Clinic: BenchMark PT-East Towne
4635 Greenway Drive Knoxville, TN 37918
Phone: 865-546-0801 Website: www.benchmarkpt.com
My first visit the astym procedure made a huge difference. My finger stopped going numb and relief was 100% better. Was not fixed at 100%, but made it feel 100% better. Ashli, was been doing a great job, she know exactly where to work on my arm and neck. What a difference astym makes.
Treating Clinic: Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
800 West 9th Street Jasper, IN 47546 Phone: 812-996-0682 Website: www.mhhcc.org