Lexington Herald-Leader: Astym treatment helps with post-op swelling, scar tissue

Astym-certified therapist Claire Davies, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA from Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, KY uses Astym to help treat patients who suffer from cancer related swelling and scar tissue problem.

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Astym featured on “The Doctors”, highlighting its capacity to regenerate and heal soft tissues

“The Doctors” television show recently featured Astym treatment, and showed how Astym was a key factor in the recovery from a serious ankle injury for Anna Trebunskaya of “Dancing with the Stars”. To read more, click here.

Simulating Touch-Astym treatment heals pain for the active and overweight

Chicago Health Magazine discusses the benefits of the Astym treatment and how it successfully addressing soft tissue conditions, such as plantar fasciitis. Certified Astym provider Sara Macias, PT at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Glenview, IL discusses her personal experience using Astym and how it benefits her patients.

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Myofascial pain syndrome often leaves doctors baffled and patients untreated

My symptoms started in January 2008, with deep pain in my bladder and the sense that I had to urinate constantly. I was given a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition with no known cure. But in the following months, pain spread to my thighs, knees, hips, buttocks, abdomen and back. By the time my condition was properly diagnosed three years later, I had seen two urogynecologists, three orthopedists, six physical therapists, two manual therapists, a rheumatologist, a neurologist, a chiropractor and a homeopath. READ MORE

The Role of the Astym® Process in the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Single-Subject Research Design

We are excited to announce that a single-subject case study on “The Role of the Astym® Process in the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Single-Subject Research Design” was recently published in the Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research. [Read more…]

Clinic-Based Physical Therapy Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis Provides Twice as Much Initial Improvement as Home-Based Treatment

Press Release
Source: American Physical Therapy Association
Friday December 2, 11:02 am ET

Patients More Satisfied Overall and Less Likely to Use Pain Medication One Year Later
ALEXANDRIA, VA–(MARKET WIRE)–Dec 2, 2005 — Clinic-based physical therapy programs provide quicker improvement and better overall satisfaction for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee than home-based physical therapy programs do, according to a study published in the December issue of Physical Therapy (Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association). [Read more…]

Physical therapy and exercise proven a better alternative for neck And arm pain sufferers.

Tallahassee, Florida, October 20, 2008 – Neck pain is one of the top 10 reasons for a patient to visit a doctor. The lead article in the most recent issue Spine reports on the results of a randomized clinical trial which demonstrated that patients who received manual physical therapy and exercise had twice the improvement in symptoms compared to the current guideline group.   The subjects in the study experienced both short and long term improvements in their neck pain.  [Read more…]