Boosting your body’s natural capacity for healing.
What is Astym?
Astym® is a physical therapy approach that addresses problems, such as scarring, fibrosis, and degeneration that occur in soft tissues that are often a result of trauma, surgery or overuse. Astym rebuilds and heals the body through regeneration of healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and helps with the removal of unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Best of all, Astym is non-invasive and works without meds, needles or surgery, and has helped countless people by restoring movement, alleviating pain, and helping them return to a normal life.
DMOS Physical and Hand Therapy has clinicians who have undergone intensive training and study to become certified in Astym treatment. Conditions that show excellent clinical results when treated with the Astym system include:
- Frozen Shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Shin Splints
- Overuse Injuries
- Scar Tissue
- And Many More
What should I expect during an Astym treatment?
Your physical therapist will use specialized tools to treat the affected area along with other areas that may be leading to impairment and causing pain. This initiates the body’s natural healing process.
Astym is not a standalone treatment. There are stretching and exercise elements to accompany this type of treatment that are designed to assist your body in rebuilding healthy soft tissue. Results are typically seen after 3-4 visits. Read more on How Astym Therapy Can Relieve Your Pain.