General Pain

Astym Therapy added to curriculum It is a new era in preparing clinicians to be effective therapists. Staying at the forefront of research and innovation is crucial. In recognition that excellence brings rewards, Duquesne’s Physical Therapy program has added certification in Astym Therapy to its curriculum....

Did you know, according to the CDC, at least 3 million older adults visit the ER for fall-related injuries every year?* Factors such as lower body weakness, difficulty walking, poor balance, and foot pain can all increase a person's risk of falling but are preventable with proper rehab therapy.

Want to help your patients stay safe and active? Check out these 5 tips to decrease your patients' chance of falling!

Because it could be tendinosis. Often, chronic tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis), lasting more than 6 weeks is really tendinosis (also spelled tendonosis). The difference is that acute, short-term tendinitis is thought to be caused by mostly by inflammation, which is an active immune response of the...

You need to first determine the underlying cause of your tendon pain. Is your tendonitis (also called tendinitis) caused by inflammation? If so, then it is the kind of tendinopathy that the healthcare system is best at resolving in short order. The traditional treatments for inflammatory...

Elite runners alternate between intensive physical training and recovery to improve performance. However, many runners fail to maintain a balance between intensity of training and appropriate recovery, resulting in a breakdown of tissue reparative mechanisms which eventually leads to overuse injuries. Historically, these injuries have...

Often times patients who develop rib pain with no known etiology (cause) are processed through the medical system undergoing countless medical diagnostic tests and consultations.  Physical therapy needs to be part of the assessment team to determine whether treatment for soft tissue and joint restrictions can be...

Two of the main tendons to the thumb pass through a tunnel (or series of pulleys) located on the thumb side of the wrist. Tendons are rope-like structures that attach muscle to bone. Tendons are covered by a slippery thin soft-tissue layer, called synovium. This...

Because it’s probably tendinosis. Often, chronic tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis), which lasts more than 6 weeks is really tendinosis (also spelled tendonosis). The difference is that acute, short-term tendonitis is thought to be caused by inflammation, which is an active immune response of the body...

Tendons are the tough tissue that connects your muscles to your bones. Often, tendons become painful and limit movement. For years, almost all conditions of painful tendons were referred to as tendonitis.  Tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis) literally means that a tendon has inflammation, so doctors...

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Online work before live course

8 hours/day for in-person portion

6-10 hours to complete online work

Eligible for up to 29.25 CEUs

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The value of the Astym Certification remains the same whether a clinician has been certified through our hybrid learning experience or our online course experience. Both educational opportunities require intensive online training and interactive practical exams with an Astym Certified Instructor.

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