Chronic pain – it can be debilitating, frustrating and impact your quality of life. Are you suffering from chronic pain and are searching for a solution that does not involve surgery? If so, Astym may be the answer you are looking for. Brent Mongar, an Astym certified physical therapist from DMOS Orthopaedic Center, shares more about the therapy and if it may be right for you.
What is Astym?
Astym is a natural, non-invasive treatment that addresses problems that occur in soft tissue (muscles, tendons, etc.). These are often a result of old or new trauma, surgery or overuse. The conditions Astym treats include everything from plantar fasciitis to chronic neck pain.
Astym rebuilds and heals the body through regeneration of healthy soft tissues. The treatment also helps with the removal of unwanted scar tissue that may cause pain or motion restrictions. Best of all, Astym works without medication, needles or surgery. This option has also helped countless people by restoring movement, alleviating pain, and allowing them to return to a normal life.
What should I expect during an Astym treatment?
Your physical therapist will use specialized tools to treat the affected area, in addition, to other areas causing impairment and pain. As a result, your body’s natural healing process begins to work.
“Astym is not a standalone treatment. There are also stretching and exercise elements to practice with this type of therapy,” said Mongar. “With Astym, if you put the work in, you will typically begin to see results in about four weeks.”
The customized stretching and exercise program that accompanies Astym treatments are designed to assist your body in rebuilding healthy soft tissue.
How do I know if Astym is right for me?
Astym therapy has been proven successful with numerous conditions.
- Frozen Shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfers Elbow
- Shin Splints
- Overuse Injuries
- Scar Tissue
- And Many More
“This therapy works across the spectrum, no specific age or gender qualifies for Astym, and it’s not just for athletes,” said Mongar. “The best way to find out if Astym is an option for you is to consult your local doctor.”