What Is ASTYM?
ASTYM is a manual therapy technique that uses acrylic tools on soft tissues. Astym is a regenerative, it rebuilds and heals muscles and other soft tissues. ASTYM will eliminate or reduce scar tissue that may be causing pain and limiting movement. It is a non-invasive therapy…no meds, no needles, no surgery.
Benefits For You:
By eliminating pain and restoring movement, Astym helps countless people each day. You get to stay active in your sport or favorite activity without having to take time off from your life while you recover. Astym resolves tough, chronic conditions, even where other treatments have failed. It offers positive and predictable results, supported by extensive research. The ASTYM system optimizes your ability to regain function and return to normal, active lifestyles.
Diagnoses That Respond Well To ASTYM:
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Ankle Sprain
- Golfer’s Elbow/Tennis Elbow
- Hamstring Strain
- Impingement/ Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- IT Band Syndrome
- Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinopathy)
- Scar Tissue
- Shin Splints
- Wrist Sprain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Hip Pain / Trochanteric Bursitis
- SI / Low Back Pain
- Chronic Tendinopathies
How Effective Is ASTYM?
Research shows that 88% of all patients treated with ASTYM achieve improved function and decreased pain.
What Should I Expect?
During treatment, you may feel areas that are “bumpy” or “crunchy” as the tool glides over scar tissue. This can be uncomfortable. Over the course of treatment, you will notice that as these rough areas smooth out, your pain will decrease, and your function will increase. You may experience some soreness and/or mild bruising following initial treatments. Patients are expected to carry out simple stretching exercises at home to maximizing treatment results.
How Long Is A Treatment Session?
On average, an ASTYM treatment session is around 10-15 minutes depending on your injury and the body part being treated. ASTYM treatments should occur 2 times per week. Most conditions resolve after 4-5 weeks of treatment and therapy.