What is Astym?
Astym (A’-stim) stands for “a stimulation” of the body’s healing response. This results in the remodeling or reabsorption of scar tissue and regeneration of degenerated tendons. The approach is a non-invasive therapy that works fast and is consistent with no medication, no needles and no surgery.
The Astym process is specific and has proven effective through documented, consistent, desirable outcomes – results physicians and patients have come to expect and trust. Developed by a research team of physicians, physical therapists, and scientists, this protocol-driven system yields long-term results with short-term therapy, even when other treatments have failed. Only Astym-certified clinicians may perform the Astym treatment.
Commonly Treated Conditions
The following are some of the many diagnoses that demonstrate excellent clinical results when treated with the Astym system:
- Ankle Sprain
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Thumb/Finger Sprain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis)
- Hamstring Strain
- Groin Sprain/Strain
- IT Band Syndrome
- Joint Contractures
- Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinopathy)
- Overuse Injuries
- Plantar Fasciopathy/Heel Spurs
- Scar Tissue/Adhesions
- Shin Splints
- Impingement/Tendinopathy of Rotator Cuff
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis)
- Wrist Sprain
- Pain/Loss of Motion Following Surgery/Trauma