On My Way to ‘Normal’ Astym Is Working On My Achilles, Ankle, And Foot

On My Way to ‘Normal’ Astym Is Working On My Achilles, Ankle, And Foot

I hurt my achilles in a fall back in November and went through one round of traditional PT, then an MRI where I found out that I had a lot more going on then just the Achilles problem. I had at some point in my life, broken a heel spur off, sprained my ankle badly and had arthritis and a lot of scar tissue. I then went back for more traditional physical therapy. A foot specialist looked at my ankle and decided that a boot and this new treatment called Astym might be something that would be helpful.

I started at the end of April or first part of May this year and there was so much damage that it took several treatments in order for it to start healing. Now, 6 weeks into treatment, two times a week, I am almost walking normal. Some days there is still swelling and pain but that is only when I do too much. I have already referred a friend to my therapist and she started yesterday. This treatment is not fun at the beginning but it is so worth it! If you have the chance – take it.

Karen, Astym Patient
Columbus, Ohio
Clinic: Athletico Physical Therapy