What is ASTYM therapy?

ASTYM is an evidence-based rehabilitation process designed to effectively treat soft tissue degeneration or fibrosis and chronic inflammation. The goal of the ASTYM treatment is to stimulate the body’s healing response, resulting in the resorption and remodeling of scar tissue, and the regeneration of degenerative tendons. ASTYM therapy is a non-invasive treatment approach that incorporates special instruments along with a customized program of stretching and exercise. ASTYM is effective in eliminating or reducing unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.

What are the benefits of ASTYM?

The ASTYM system optimizes your ability to regain function and return to normal, active lifestyles. The system offers many benefits:

  • resolves chronic conditions where other treatments failed
  • rapidly reduces pain and increases functional ability
  • delivers long-term results, quickly (4-5 weeks)
  • encourages patients to stay active at work and activities
  • positive and predictable results, supported by outcomes
  • evidence-based process, supported by extensive research

What conditions respond well to ASTYM therapy?

ASTYM therapy provides solutions for all kinds of soft tissue problems, even hard-to-treat conditions that have not been resolved through other methods in the past.

  • post-surgical scarring
  • post-traumatic scarring
  • lateral epicondylosis
  • medial epicondylosis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • de Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • plantar fasciopathy
  • chronic ankle sprains
  • achilles tendinopathy
  • shin splints
  • anterior knee pain
  • patellar tendinopathy
  • hamstring strains
  • IT band syndrome
  • hip pain / trochanteric bursitis
  • SI / low back pain
  • chronic tendinopathies

How effective is ASTM therapy?

Clinical outcomes across the country indicate that 88% of all patients treated with the ASTYM therapy achieve improved function and decreased pain; even if the condition is chronic and previous treatment has been unsuccessful.

How long is an ASTYM treatment session?

On average, an ASTYM treatment session is around 15-30 minutes depending on your injury or condition. Most conditions resolve after 4-5 weeks of treatment and therapy.

What does ASTYM treatment feel like?

During ASTYM 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, and you will notice decreased pain and increase in function.

What should I expect after ASTYM treatment?

You may experience some soreness and/or mild bruising following ASTYM treatments initially; however, this rapidly improves as healing progresses. You are expected to carry out simple stretching exercises at home. Adhering to the home program as directed by your your physical therapist is essential for maximizing treatment results. You are also encouraged to stay active while you are receiving ASTYM therapy.

Certified ASTYM Providers in Washington DC

ASTYM certified physical therapists at Release Physical Therapy are required to go through advanced education and the certification process in order to provide ASTYM therapy to our patients. Contact Release Physical Therapy to learn more about the ASTYM treatment, including the research and rationale behind the system and clinical outcomes for specific diagnosis. Schedule an appointment at Release Physical Therapy with full body certified ASTYM provider today!

What conditions respond well to ASTYM therapy?

ASTYM therapy provides solutions for all kinds of soft tissue problems, even hard-to-treat conditions that have not been resolved through other methods in the past.

  • post-surgical scarring
  • post-traumatic scarring
  • lateral epicondylosis
  • medial epicondylosis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • de Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • plantar fasciopathy
  • chronic ankle sprains
  • achilles tendinopathy
  • shin splints
  • anterior knee pain
  • patellar tendinopathy
  • hamstring strains
  • IT band syndrome
  • hip pain / trochanteric bursitis
  • SI / low back pain
  • chronic tendinopathies

How effective is ASTM therapy?

Clinical outcomes across the country indicate that 88% of all patients treated with the ASTYM therapy achieve improved function and decreased pain; even if the condition is chronic and previous treatment has been unsuccessful.

How long is an ASTYM treatment session?

On average, an ASTYM treatment session is around 15-30 minutes depending on your injury or condition. Most conditions resolve after 4-5 weeks of treatment and therapy.

What does ASTYM treatment feel like?

During ASTYM 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, and you will notice decreased pain and increase in function.

What should I expect after ASTYM treatment?

You may experience some soreness and/or mild bruising following ASTYM treatments initially; however, this rapidly improves as healing progresses. You are expected to carry out simple stretching exercises at home. Adhering to the home program as directed by your your physical therapist is essential for maximizing treatment results. You are also encouraged to stay active while you are receiving ASTYM therapy.

Certified ASTYM Providers in Washington DC

ASTYM certified physical therapists at Release Physical Therapy are required to go through advanced education and the certification process in order to provide ASTYM therapy to our patients. Contact Release Physical Therapy to learn more about the ASTYM treatment, including the research and rationale behind the system and clinical outcomes for specific diagnosis. Schedule an appointment at Release Physical Therapy with full body certified ASTYM provider today!

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