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What is ASTYM™ treatment & how does it work?

Certified ASTYM Provider

Certified ASTYM Provider

ASTYM™ treatment is a therapy approach that addresses problems such as scarring, fibrosis and degeneration that occur in soft tissues. These problems may develop as the result of trauma, surgery or overuse. The System is effective for new injuries as well as chronic, nagging conditions.

ASTYM™ treatment uses instruments along the surface of the skin to locate these problem areas and start the body’s healing process. As the body heals, exercise and activity help guide the healing which allows you to return to activities without pain and limitation. The success of ASTYM™ treatment is documented for a wide variety of diagnoses and many times it helps patients where other treatments have failed.

What can you expect?

Clinicians certified in ASTYM™ treatment will use the instruments to treat not only painful areas, but also other problem areas that may contribute to your condition.

  • During treatment, you may feel areas that are “rough” or “bumpy.” These are the areas that need to be addressed.
  • Over the course of treatment you will notice that as these rough areas smooth out, your pain will decrease and your function will increase.
  • Following treatment, you may notice some bruising and soreness to touch in areas that were rough. This shows that the body is addressing the abnormal tissue through the natural healing process.
  • You will receive a custom-designed stretching and exercise program to help your body rebuild healthy tissue and allow you to return to an active lifestyle.
  • Most patients experience a significant change in their symptoms in the first 3-4 visits.

Diagnoses that respond well to ASTYM™ treatment:

Patients who are experiencing pain, loss of motion and/or loss of function following surgery, injury, cumulative trauma disorders and chronic irritation/tendinitis often benefit from ASTYM treatment. Some of the clinical diagnoses which have responded well to this treatment are:

  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Wrist sprains
  • Shoulder pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Shin splints
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Hamstring strains
  • IT band syndrome
  • Post-surgical scarring
  • Post-surgical fibrosis
  • Hip pain/trochanteric bursitis
  • SI and low back pain
  • Most forms of chronic tendinopathies
  • Soft tissue changes associated with degenerative arthritis

If you’ve been suffering from a chronic condition that causes pain in your daily life, there is new hope through ASTYM™ treatment.

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