Astym Treatment

Astym® Treatment

Astym® treatment is a therapy that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.). It eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym® treatment is highly effective and even works when other approaches routinely fail. Astym® treatment is much more effective than other treatments. Rather than just trying to temporarily relieve symptoms, it was scientifically developed to resolve the underlying cause of soft tissue problems. It is one of the most researched and effective therapy treatments available.

Astym® treatment is unmatched in its ability to resolve tendinopathies, scar tissue problems, and other soft tissue dysfunctions. Generally, chronic soft tissue problems are due to scarring or degeneration. Soft tissues include muscles, tendons and ligaments. Both scarring and degeneration are common and can result in pain and limitations in movement.

How ASTYM Can Help

The body’s soft tissues degenerate when inadequate healing occurs, and over time the tissues degrade. Degenerated tissues are weak and prone to injury. Degeneration can be caused by many factors, including age, intense use, improper movement, weakened muscles putting extra stress on other tissues, disease, etc. Most chronic tendinopathies are primarily degenerative in nature.

Scarring can happen on top of the skin, but often the biggest problems come from scar tissue that forms inside the body around joints, muscles, tendons and/or ligaments. The body naturally lays down some scar tissue in response to irritation or injury. The fibrous, strong scar tissue is meant to reinforce an area, but often it ends up restricting movement and causing pain. The causes of problem scar tissue could be an injury, such as a sprained ankle, car accident, etc. Additionally, a surgery can cause the body to respond with scar tissue, preventing full recovery. Sometimes intense or over use of soft tissues from activities such as sports, repetitive work, or activity beyond your fitness level can cause scar tissue build up. Even sprains or other strains can develop scarring on soft tissues.

Astym® treatment works both to regenerate tissues and eliminate or reduce internal scar tissue. By eliminating the cause of your problems, your symptoms will resolve quickly.

The ASTYM technique is used for muscles, tendons, and ligaments, and on a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions such as:

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Joint sprains
  • Scar Tissue
  • Shin Splints