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Return to Running; Improved Achilles with Astym

Training for my 3rd marathon I injured my Achilles in the tail end of the training program and was unable to do the race. I went through traditional PT however returning to running kept on being put off and off. When just about ready to run went through extensive pre-run testing (??) jumping jacks, trampoline..and had a set back.
Researched Astym looking for a better way, was encouraged to run shortly after beginning treatment. Continue reading Return to Running; Improved Achilles with Astym

Runner’s Relief

I started experiencing pain along the outside of my right knee and a tightness that prevented me from running downhill on one of my trail runs. The pain reoccurred every time I attempted to run in the following weeks. Rest, ice, and stretching were my first approach to healing from this injury that came on out of the blue. My next attempt at running led to frustration and disappointment as the pain and tightness were still there! I did some research on IT Band Syndrome and determined that was my problem. Everything I read stated that rest and stretching were the recommended treatments, but complete healing would take weeks! Not willing to wait weeks, my physician recommended physical therapy and she even informed me about Astym. Continue reading Runner’s Relief

Runner’s Relief from IT Band Syndrome

I started experiencing pain along the outside of my right knee and a tightness that prevented me from running downhill on one of my trail runs. The pain reoccurred every time I attempted to run in the following weeks. Rest, ice, and stretching were my first approach to healing from this injury that came on out of the blue. My next attempt at running led to frustration and disappointment as the pain and tightness were still there! I did some research on IT Band Syndrome and determined that was my problem. Everything I read stated that rest and stretching were the recommended treatments, but complete healing would take weeks! Not willing to wait weeks, my physician recommended physical therapy and she even informed me about Astym. After a thorough evaluation by the therapist, I decided to give Astym a try. Continue reading Runner’s Relief from IT Band Syndrome

What is Astym treatment?

Astym treatment is a physical therapy treatment that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.

Astym treatment is highly effective for restoring movement and reducing pain from soft tissue injury/dysfunction, and Astym even works when other approaches routinely fail.  One of the main reasons for this is Continue reading What is Astym treatment?

After injury, Astym therapy got me running again!

After months of slow progress following an injury, Astym therapy became part of my physical therapy treatment program. Therapists made the treatments something I actually looked forward to and they encouraged physical activity between treatment sessions-something I also liked. I was discharged from PT on Friday, and ran in the Lake Run on Saturday. It felt wonderful to run again and I even placed in my age division. I am grateful for qualified therapists and Astym therapy which allowed me to resume meaningful activities.

Marilyn Mapes, Recreational Runner
Treating Clinic: McLean County Orthopedics
1111 Trinity Lane Suite 111, Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-6461 Website: www.mcleancountyorthopedics.com

What’s Your Astym Story?

Share your Astym story with us and our readers.Astym treatment has improved lives across the country. We would like to hear your story about what Astym did for you. Whether Astym helped you win a race or the big game, dance at your daughter’s wedding, or simply got you back to doing the things you love, we want to hear about it.

Here are some ideas of things you may wish to include in your story:

  1. What problem did you suffer from? How did this problem limit you – what things were you not able to do?
  2. How long did you suffer before you found Astym? Did you try other treatments that failed before you found Astym?
  3. How soon after receiving Astym treatments did your condition start to resolve? What things could you do again after receiving Astym treatment that you could not do before?
  4. How has your life improved now that you are well again?
  5. How has Astym met or exceeded your expectations?

*Such as patient, long-time runner, professional athlete, recreational athlete, tennis player, etc.

 

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