What is ASTYM
Astym treatment is done by physical therapists and regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons) to eliminate or reduce unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.
Last year, researchers at the University of Texas found that Astym treatment is highly effective for restoring movement and reducing pain from soft tissue injury/dysfunction.
Astym focuses on helping people eliminate the underlying cause of their pain and discomfort, rather than just treating symptoms.
How does it work?
Astym treatment is non-invasive and involves the application of instruments to locate dysfunctional tissue. The mild pressure exerted on underlying soft structures is transferred topically (on or above skin).
Astym treatment improves soft tissue healing by stimulating the growth and resorption of scar tissue, as well as the regeneration of tendons, muscles, and other structures.
How long does a session take?
Most Astym treatment sessions last around 15-30 minutes, depending on your condition. Most conditions resolve after 4-5 weeks of treatment and therapy.
Common conditions that may benefit from an ASTYM program are:
- Anterior and Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Ankle Pain and Stiffness
- Chronic Wrist Pain and Stiffness
- DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Hamstring Strain
- IT Band Syndrome
- Jumper’s Knee
- Medial Epicondylopathy
- Patellar Tendinopathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Post-Mastectomy Scarring
- Post-Surgical Scarring/Fibrosis
- Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
- Scar Tissue/Fibrosis
- Tennis Elbow
- Trochenteric Bursitis
Conclusion: ASTYM can be a very effective treatment modality for your pain and injury. We are the top ASTYM practictioners in the Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, and Thousand Oaks area and would be happy to help discuss if this treatment method is right for you.