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Astym Stories

Back into the game

One day I was playing volleyball and we were warming up and I got hit HARD! I got hit so hard that my glasses broke and my nose was bleeding for an hour. I then got hit in the head two more times. After my third hit, my head hurt really bad and my neck was very sore. I went to the doctors the very next day and turned out that I had a concussion. Then afterwards I told the doctor that my neck hurt and he sent me to physical therapy.

When I got to physical therapy, I was a little scared at first because I didn’t know what to expect Continue reading Back into the game

I Can Walk Again

I’ve suffered from plantar fasciitis for over 4 years. One doctor put me in a walking boot for 6 months. It helped, but then a couple years later both feet were affected. My mobility went downhill and I had surgery in September 2017. The surgeon didn’t care about me enough to continue treating me and I finally started physical therapy. Continue reading I Can Walk Again

NFL Players Embrace Astym therapy

I was previously invited to speak to the NFL Players Association.  The NFL players specifically asked me to speak about Astym® therapy, which has increased the  performance and extended the careers of NFL players.

The NFL players who receive Astym treatment agree that they perform at significantly higher levels and recover more quickly and fully from injuries that would sideline an athlete who is not receiving Astym treatment. Continue reading NFL Players Embrace Astym therapy

One word ‘Magical’

I was suffering from a very severe pain in back of my thigh. It was a muscle pull/tear.
I had to go to ER as the pain was very severe. The earliest doctor follow-up appointment I could get was three weeks later. I was looking for some kind of relief in the meantime.
Luckily I came across Ela who introduced me to Astym approach and how it can help me.
In the first treatment I felt so much better. Ela was nice enough to keep a regular check on me between treatments. Now it is time to see my doctor and I’m debating if I should even go anymore.  🙂

Sweta

Treating Clinic:

Therapy by Ela
Concierge Style Physical Therapy
Charlotte, NC

http://www.physicaltherapybyela.com

Astym therapy really worked

Yes this works! Three knee surgeries, three years in a row. First year total replacement, 22 weeks of rehab and a manipulation, still horrible swelling and loss of motion. Next year knee revision, again many weeks of rehab, loss of motion, muscle cramps and knee seizes. The 3rd year another total replacement. Continue reading Astym therapy really worked

How Astym treatment turned things around

After a major foot surgery in April 2017, I was no weight baring on that foot for two months. I had to learn to walk again. I had 8 incisions due to multiple genetic problems in my left foot. My physical therapy turned a very difficult situation around using Astym treatment as a regular part of therapy. Life changer. I will forever be grateful that someone was certified to help me in my recovery. Difficult but necessary in my treatment to walk again and get on the road to more recovery.

Kim Stahly

Treating Clinic- OSF Center for Health- Streator
Streator, IL 61364

http://www.osfhealthcare.org

Relief from Muscle Tightness and Pain

I’m a 33-year-old woman diagnosed from birth with cerebral palsy.
Because of this, I have had to deal with a lot of issues concerning my body. But my biggest complaint that I have is very tight hamstrings and leg muscles.
Through the years of dealing with tightness along with spasms and pain I have done physical therapy and still do, I have tried surgeries,
medications such as Baclofen, I have tried Botox injections and serial castings.
Some of these I no longer do because the treatment was very painful and not worth the short-term relief or the treatment was extremely inconvenient.
So I have continued to stretch as much as I can daily, but the discomfort is such that the attempt to do a stretch is very painful. But several months ago my physical therapist
Susan S. Ducote suggested that I try a new treatment called Astym therapy. She had just returned from taking a course on this and thought that it might possibly help me. I agreed to try it; on the day of the first treatment, my hamstrings were very tight. The back of my legs all the way down to my ankles felt like boards. The treatment itself I found to be very comfortable, and soon after my session ended I could already feel a big difference. The muscle down the back of my legs felt very soft. Later that evening in my home I was able to do hamstring stretches without pain. I was able to get my foot flat to the floor. I have not done that in forever. My walking was much more comfortable, which was a new sensation for me since I have always walked with tight hamstrings and muscles.
This is definitely a treatment that I would recommend. The results have been amazing.

Lacey Wells

Treating Clinic:
 NeuroTherapy Specialists, Inc.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70816

http://neurotherapyspecialists.net/

Plantar Fasciitis Relief

I arrived at DPT having acquired plantar fasciitis from what I believe was a combination of of flat feet and walking with very tight calves. (Nine months earlier I had a double knee replacement and since have been struggling with tight calves.) During my rehab for my plantar fasciitis I found the Astym treatment to work wonders on my heel pain. Almost immediately the pain in my arches decreased from Astym therapy. And now only 13 visits later I have gone from a pain of 6 to a 1.

Debbie Randle-Hayes

Treating Clinic-
Diamond Physical Therapy,
Algonquin, IL, 60102

http://www.dptrehab.com

Hope Restored- Playing Golf Again

I suffered an injury while playing golf. My left extensor muscle swelled up and I couldn’t use my fingers of my left hand for even the simplest of tasks. I was in severe pain and could no longer play golf. I became severely depressed since I had just cut back on my work hours to play more golf with my friends . At age 66 I wanted to go into semi retirement to play more golf. After 53 years of working I was excited to be able to cut back and play the game I have loved for 30 years. My orthopod told me to rest it for six weeks and limit lifting to 1-3 pounds as he thought it was a torn extensor muscle. After four weeks of no improvement I asked for an MRI. The MRI showed a tendinopathy of the left elbow with degeneration of the extensor. My orthopod injected the area with Kenalog and told me to find a good hand therapist .

I had some therapy connections being an RN and contacted someone who recommended Tiffany Carpenter at Therapy solutions for my “tennis elbow”. After the assessment Tiffany explained the Astym treatment to me and her success with this technique. She explained in detail the tools and technique. After the first 5 treatments I began to see a significant difference. The swelling was rapidly subsiding and the pain was completely gone. It has been 6 weeks and I am so excited to say I will be swinging a golf club for the first time in months! Astym therapy is Awesome and my hope has been restored that I will soon be playing golf again and enjoying life! Thank you Astym therapy!

Billie Klesch-Sheeran

Treating Clinic:
Therapy Solutions
San Angelo, Texas, 76901

Post ACL surgery

I tore my ACL while playing soccer in college. This injury is hard and long but at my physical therapy place back home they started doing this treatment on me and it helped so much. This helped get back my movement and extension and help me from being so tight. I’m glad my PT place offered this to make my recovery faster.

Marcela Montoya
Treating Clinic: Apex PT Florida,
Cape Coral, Florida, 33909

http://www.apexptflorida.com