- ASTYM regenerates healthy soft tissues, (muscle, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.
- ASTYM treatment is non-invasive, which means there are no injections or incisions. Instruments are applied topically to locate dysfunctional (unhealthy) tissue, and to transfer mild to moderate pressure to the underlying soft tissue structures.
- ASTYM treatment stimulates tissue turnover, scar tissue resorption, and the regeneration of tendons, muscles, and other soft tissue structures.
- ASTYM treatment is typically provided 1-2 times a week for 4-5 weeks (about 9 total treatments sessions) and is done in conjunction with eccentric loading, stretching, and functional exercises.
- ASTYM is not a stand-alone treatment. It is very important to understand that ASTYM allows you to exercise to recover from the injury. Continuation of work, athletic, and recreational activities throughout the treatment process promotes optimal healing and therefore makes ASTYM effective.
- ASTYM treatment allows patients to stay active, allows workers to stay on the job, and athletes to stay in their sport during treatment.
- Patients who are experiencing pain, loss of motion and/or loss of function following surgery, injury, cumulative trauma disorders and chronic tendinitis often benefit from ASTYM. Some of the clinical diagnosis that responded well to this treatment are:
- Painful upper extremity conditions (i.e. lateral epicondylitis)
- Plantar fasciitis
- Chronic ankle sprains
- Achilles tendinitis
- Shin splints
- Patellar tendinitis
- Hamstring strains
- IT band syndrome
- Hip pain/trochanteric bursitis
- Most forms of chronic tendinopathies
- Physician referral is required.
Call JCHC Physical Therapy Department to make your appointment 641 469 4353