The Astym® system is an evidence-based, non-invasive rehabilitation program that stimulates the body’s regenerative healing process. The goal of Astym treatment is to encourage the body’s healing response by helping to rejuvenate muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Athletico’s certified therapists conduct this effective therapy by using specially-designed instruments to identify areas of dysfunction. The therapist will move the instruments firmly along the skin, in very particular directions. This allows the therapist to recognize the defective soft tissue and help those areas heal.
A typical Astym course lasts four to six weeks. The therapy works quickly and consistently: clinical outcomes indicate that 88% of all Astym patients achieve improved function and decreased pain.
Throughout treatment, patients are encouraged to stay active in their work, sport and daily activities. Patients may experience some soreness and/or mild bruising following initial treatments. Please note that these side effects will improve as healing progresses. Patients are expected to carry out a customized program of stretching and exercise at home, as this is essential for maximizing results.
Diagnoses that respond well to Astym Therapy:
Carpel tunnel syndrome
IT band syndrome
Hip pain/trochanteric bursitis
SI and low back pain
Most forms of chronic tendinopathies
Soft tissue changes associated with degenerative arthritis
Chronic ankle sprains
Anterior knee pain
If you’re interested in Astym treatment with Athletico Physical Therapy, click the button below to request an appointment!