ASTYM is a therapy approach that addresses problems such as scarring, fibrosis and degeneration that occur in soft tissues. These problems may develop as the results of trauma, surgery or overuse. ASTYM is effective for new injuries as well as chronic, nagging conditions. The ASTYM System 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 the ASTYM System is documented for a wide variety of diagnoses and many times it helps patients where other treatments have failed.
Diagnoses that respond well to the ASTYM ?
- Plantar Fascitis
- 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
- Chronic Tendinopathies
- Soft tissue changes associated with degenerative arthritis
What can you expect?
- Clinicians certified in the ASTYM System 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 notice some bruised 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 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 4-6 visits.
Is it new?
The ASTYM System has been used in clinics by rehabilitation professionals since 1996. Thomas L. Sevier, MD, guided the clinical, scientific and outcomes research used to develop the System and document its remarkable effectiveness.