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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

Rotator cuff

I hurt myself dragging a dumpster and so did not want to have surgery again. My doctor sent me to Momentum Physical Therapy where they did Ultra sound and Astym therapy. I found it irritating and painful, but I was willing to try anything so I grit my teeth and beared it. I am having much less pain and will probably not have to have surgery. I am absolutely delighted. The people at Momentum are excellent, especially my therapists Jessie and Kayla, and the intern Hunter. I would recommend them to anyone.

Kerry Pasklivich

Treating Clinic:
Momementum Physical Therapy
Gillette, WY

http://www.momentumwy.com

Second Time Success

After having Astym therapy about 3 years ago, I was confident when a new area was causing issues and needed treatment. I am almost finished with this round and am once again satified with the results. I joke with my therapy assistant that he loves to inflict the “pain” that stops the pain! The end results are the kinks and scar tissue is worked out and I am much more comfortable in my daily activities.

Michele Orme

 

Treating Clinic:

Sportsworks Rehabilitation
Shelbyville, Indiana

http://www.majorhospital.org

Astym therapy = Awesome!

Before receiving Astym treatment, I was not as functional as I am now. I am still disabled, but I am capable of driving myself to my physical therapy appointments, whereas before Astym therapy I had to rely on other people for rides.
I also am not in as much constant pain as I used to be. The pain itself is still there and will never go away, but I don’t get as high a spike in pain as I used to.
Astym therapy is a great treatment method for what has been, and probably always will ail me.

S. K. Myers

Treating Clinic:
Momentum Physical Therapy
Gillette, Wyoming

http://www.momentumwy.com

Astym therapy magic!

I had ankle/foot surgery a little over a year ago! I had Astym therapy after recovery and felt great. Six months after surgery while standing I started getting burning sensation around the scar. I assumed it was a normal part of the healing process and decided to live with it for a little while. Six more months and the sensation is annoying and semi-unbearable! I go see the gals at Momentum and after one session, ONE!, the next day during standing I can already tell a difference! I haven’t been able to stand and do the dishes without wiggling my whole leg to get the sensation to go away in a year! Yesterday I got almost completely done and even then the sensation was noticeably less! Here’s to tingle free standing!!!

Dani Straetker

Treating Clinic:

Momentum Physical Therapy
Gillette, Wyoming

http://www.momentumwy.com

I Love Astym therapy

Astym therapy helped decrease the sensitivity in and around my scar tissue. It helped my ability to raise my arms over my head. The scar tissue is now flat with my skin rather than being adhered underneath.

Devin Scott

Treating Clinic:

Momentum Physical Therapy
GILLETTE, WY, 82718

http://www.momentumwy.com