An Effective Treatment For Painful Scar Tissue – SciPod

“Scar tissue formed after surgery or injury often ends up being painful and limiting movement for patients. Although there are a number of possible treatments, these options are expensive and often have only limited success. According to Drs. Michael Mont, Morad Chughtai, Jared Newman, and their colleagues, a revolutionary new approach is now available. Called Astym therapy, the new method works by stimulating the body’s own mechanisms of regeneration for soft tissues and re-absorption of scar tissue. Crucially, after treatment, patients report significant improvements in mobility and pain relief…

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What To Expect During Your First Astym® Treatment Visit

Be an active participant in your recovery!

First they stimulate: An Astym®-certified therapist follows specific treatment parameters to initiate the healing process. She or he will glide instruments firmly along your skin, following the direction of the muscle, tendon or ligament. You will feel bumps as the instrument moves along your skin. These bumps are the defective soft tissue. The first couple of treatments may range from being only slightly noticeable to mildly uncomfortable — but stick with it. As your body heals, those bumps will decrease and the area around your old injury will smooth out nicely, indicating healing. There also may be some mild bruising in the area being treated, but don’t worry! That is one indication that the body is hard at work, absorbing the old tissue and laying down healthy new tissue. Continue reading What To Expect During Your First Astym® Treatment Visit

Astym Therapy Got rid of my Back Pain

After driving back to Wyoming from Nebraska my lower back was starting to kill me. At one point it was so bad that my back would lock up and put me on the ground… I went to Momentum Physical Therapy and on my first they had me do stretches and an Astym treatment… after the second treatment 2 days later I could get up out of bed and out of my office chair with little to no pain. Astym therapy is amazing and I can’t wait to get on the golf course once the weather gets better. I can do things again that I wouldn’t do in fear of hurting my back. Knowing that I can go get Astym therapy if it starts hurting again is true peace of mind.

Jeremy Burks
Momentum Physical Therapy
https://www.momentumwy.com/
305 E. Lakeway Rd., Gillette, WY 82718

Astym Helped In My Post-Surgery Recovery

I broke my tibia and fibula in my right leg. I did not receive proper physical therapy after my injury and was in a wheelchair for several months. I finally made it to SERC in Liberty, Missouri and began receiving the treatment that I needed. My muscles were extremely tight and I had very little ability to move my legs on my own. My Physical Therapist introduced me to ASTYM. At first, my muscles were so tender that I thought it hurt. After another try, I understood more of what it was about and began to feel how well it worked. I am thrilled that my PT has included this in my therapy and believe that it has helped me tremendously in my recovery.

Ashley Gerla
SERC Physical Therapy
www.bmrp.com/brand/serc-physical-therapy/
9760 N Ash Ave, Kansas City, MO 64157

Astym Therapy Relieved My Lower Back Pain

I had chronic low back pain that was preventing me from sleeping. I would wake up at 3 in the morning in pain and had pain throughout the day when sitting, walking, or driving. In addition, I had very little flexibility in my lower back. I had tried creams and heating pads. I don’t like to take painkillers, so I was looking for an alternative. Astym was a miracle treatment. After the first visit, I could detect a reduction in pain and improvement in my flexibility. After 6 visits I am very thankful to be sleeping through the night again and not waking up in agony. I would highly recommend this treatment.

Jodi Gunden
High Pointe Therapy

www.highpointetherapy.com
2319 Rudolphtown Rd
Clarksville, TN 37043

Astym Therapy Helped After My Ankle Surgery

I had ankle surgery in May 2018. It was very painful and felt like it was taking a long time to heal. I still had pain once in a while.  I call Momentum Physical Therapy and they do some Astym therapy on my ankle and I walk out with very little pain. Helps me with my total knee replacement on the other line. They are helping me and I’m so grateful for all the help that they do.

Shelly Kinzie
Momentum Physical Therapy
www.momentumwy.com 

305 E. Lakeway Rd., Gillette, WY 82718

Ankle Pain Relief From Astym Therapy

I had very complicated ankle surgery on May 10, 2018, and for the next four months dealt with swelling on each side, right under the ankle bones and super tender nerves that made me feel like anything that touched my foot was sandpaper. By the end of my work day, my ankles looked like really full chipmunk cheeks. It was so painful that walking was torture and I would spend my evenings icing and massaging to try and get the blood to flow from my foot so at bed time I wouldn’t have to spend hours trying to get comfortable. It seriously felt like I had restless leg syndrome. My doctor had me go to a new physical therapy source that specializes in Astym. The very first day I noticed a difference. When I got off work that night, I did NOT have Chipmunk cheeks…for the first time! No pressure…no pain!!!!!! Even the tingling from the nerves healing on the top of my foot has lessened at least 80%. I’ve had two treatments now and when I go to bed I don’t spend an hour or more moving around and turning from side to side looking for that position that I don’t feel like the sheet’s are sandpaper on my foot. I’m so grateful!!!!!!

Vermae Danielson
Momentum Physical Therapy | https://www.momentumwy.com/
Address: 305 E. Lakeway Rd., Gillette, WY 82718

Astym Therapy Got Me Back To Normal After Leg Injury!

Two years ago I broke both of the bones in my leg, right by my ankle joint. It required screws on one side and screws and a plate on the other. I was non-weight bearing for 6 weeks and in a boot for two more weeks. I lost a lot of range of motion and when I started walking I got plantar fasciitis. Astym therapy was a lifesaver! I do not have much of any scar tissue anymore and almost complete range of motion. I had too much range before; too many sprains! Literally, after she began treatment on my foot it felt better😁 Eight weeks later, I was released and I am back to running, rollerblading, and playing competitive volleyball! I would recommend it to anyone. It was amazing how quickly it worked!!!

Dixie Ailts
Momentum Physical Therapy
Gillette, Wyoming

Impairment from surgery & radiation: Astym therapy was my last hope, and it worked!

As the typical story is told, hormone positive breast cancer can return up to about 25 years. Really? Indeed. I experienced a new primary cancer 10 years after the original lumpectomy and radiation. BEWARE! As time passes after the original tissue-sparing, conservative surgery PLUS radiation —- 5 years, 10 years, 20 years —- there are more women that are falling into my same path of bilateral mastectomy. But there is a caveat to the story that surgeons rarely discuss until the second cancer presents. What about the previous radiation? What effect does that have when you remove ALL the breast tissue? What about reconstruction? What about healing and pain? The discussion about the quality of life can change significantly. Well —– previous radiation, they say, can cause a problem going forward. In my circumstance, I agree – plus 100 times over. Healing problems, dysfunction, tightness, decreased range of motion, pain, old scar tissue, new scar tissue, lymphedema with subsequent physical therapy, pain, more therapy, more problems, pain in my chest, neck, shoulder, back, headaches— more therapy, different modalities of treatment, no lasting relief, desperation. We can’t help you anymore…..

I made calls searching for more providers for yet more opinions. On arrival another practice, I told my PT that I understood if there was no more help available for me. I told her I just wanted an opinion. I just needed to turn over another stone. She proceeded to tell me about Astym therapy and the benefits, and I agreed to go forward. It was my last hope, in all honesty.

With a complex case and other scars from other surgeries, my PT continued. After many weeks of treatment and working through discomfort and dysfunction from distant and recent breast surgeries, fibrotic changes from radiation, scar tissue from other past surgeries, dysfunction from previous musculoskeletal injuries and congenital defects – I have about 90% improvement. The path has not been a straight line by any means, and work continues with ongoing exercises and manipulation to maintain function. It is difficult to put the gratitude into words….for pain relieved, for function restored, a life returned. Amen!

Katherine L. Henson
Clinic: GO Sports Therapy | 1199 S Beltline Road, #140, Coppell, TX 75019
Phone:  (972) 745-9060 | Website: http://www.gosportstherapy.com/

Restore – Revitalize – Recover