Diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease within the United States, with an estimate of 30.3 million people having diabetes as of 2015. That’s roughly 9.4% of the United States population diagnosed. Some diabetics require insulin injections to regulate their blood sugar. The insulin is injected into select locations of the body where the fatty tissue is ideal for the absorption of insulin. For the insulin-dependent diabetic, injections are a part of daily life, but regular injections into the same location can come with side effects. Continue reading What Is Insulin Injection Site Fibrosis?
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.
Momentum Physical Therapy
GILLETTE, WY, 82718
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
I had a massive rotator cuff tear and underwent Superior Capsular Reconstruction. After the surgery I was experiencing severe pain caused by scar tissue build up and this was impeding my recovery. My therapist recommended using the Astym treatment. The treatment was initially very painful and caused bruising in the treatment area. However, after a few sessions my pain had been greatly diminished. I stuck with the Astym treatment and now my pain is nearly gone.
Diamond Physical Therapy
Algonguin, IL, 60102
TOPS Physical Therapy is the best clinic I have gone to!
I have played basketball for over 15 years (from leagues, travel ball, high school and at the collegiate level), throughout those years I have suffered many bumps and bruises along the way. With that being said, I have gone to a lot of clinics and no place gave me the type of care TOPS did!
In 2015 I suffered a season-ending hip injury. The TOPS team went above and beyond to help me through one of the most challenging experiences I faced as an athlete. They helped me through every step of the way (going to office visits, and etc). By far the best care I have ever experienced.
While in their care, they had me on a great exercise program that really helped me get my strength back. Another thing they did was use Astym instruments, which if you asked me while they were doing it I would say it is not a fun time. But, the use of the instruments helped aid my recovery process! The use of Astym in my rehab assisted with breaking up scar tissue around my scars, tightness, and increased blood flow to that area. Astym also helped with myositis osscificanas (I had to look that up)! From allergy shots, I developed two small round hard bumps in my butt. Astym was able to break that up and get me back to normal.
I love Astym and TOPS Physical Therapy
Treating Clinic: TOPS Physical Therapy
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I had a knee replacement in Jan 15 that did not go well causing constant pain and swelling requiring arthroscopy in Jun 15 to remove scar tissue. The joint was too loose and in Feb 17 I had to have a “Revision” or second replacement. Scar tissue has apparently been hindering my range of motion and causing increased pain. Continue reading Finally Some Relief! After surgery, Astym therapy relieved pain and increased my range of motion
After having numerous surgery longest scar 26”! My therapist recommended Astym therapy to soften scar tissue. Wonderful results: scar tissue is healing quicker, smoother, & I’m getting feeling in the scar tissue area. Highly recommend!
Treating Clinic: Apex Physical Therapy/Concepts in Rehab-Cape Coral (Next to Fucillo Kia)
110 NE 2nd Place, Suites105 & 106
Cape Coral, FL 33909 Phone: 239-573-8658
I had both knees totally replaced. The right in Feb 2016. It went so well and I recovered so quickly that I was able to go back to work in 2 months. I didn’t have much pain or swelling. The physical therapy went well also. I had the left knee done in Oct 2016 and thought it would go the same, but it didn’t. The left knee developed some scar tissue that made it difficult to get the degree of bending that I got with the right one. The physical therapy was tougher and more painful. My Therapist (Ella Bule) was great. She started doing astym therapy to help the scar tissue to loosen so I could get that better range of motion. After the 1st session I was in a lot of pain, but it was a good pain. I could feel it working the next day. I had 6 treatments and I was able to be released from physical therapy because the astym treatments helped me reach my degree goal.
Treating Clinic: Carolina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center
Physical Therapy & Rehab, 2345 Court Drive
Gastonia, NC 28054 Phone: 704-865-0077
The recent peer-reviewed research on Astym therapy improving function and range of motion in breast cancer survivors is getting a lot of attention. Claire Davies, PT, PhD CLT-LANA, the lead researcher and main author, has been invited to present at Annual World Cancer Congress taking place next month. This research demonstrates the impressive effectiveness of Astym therapy methods and protocols in breast cancer survivors.
The Astym therapy methods and protocols are evidence based and scientifically developed. Medical research consistently demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of Astym therapy methods, and also shows how Astym therapy is key in successful treatment following breast cancer treatment.
Only Astym-certified clinicians offer this therapy, and they are all listed in the Find A Provider directory the astym website. In order to become certified in Astym therapy, clinicians undergo intensive training and testing.
I had surgery on my left knee in October 2015. I had to have physical therapy and then I was introduced to Astym therapy. The first time it helped with the swelling but it was painful. After a few days it did feel better.
During physical therapy my progress with my mobility was developing slowly. I believe having Astym treatment helped my swelling go down, which improved my mobility. Continue reading Astym therapy helped me after knee surgery