The ASTYM System is an advanced soft tissue therapy that is based on the science of healing. The non-invasive treatment effectively treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders. The ASTYM System allows the clinician to stimulate the bodyís own capacity for healing in patients with soft tissue degeneration, scarring/fibrosis or chronic tendinopathy.
The ASTYM System has demonstrated remarkable results in a variety of patient populations including sports medicine, orthopedics, industrial medicine, and hand patients. It is often effective for patients who have failed previous forms of therapy.
A clinician certified in the ASTYM System uses patented instruments to evaluate the tissue, locating the dysfunctional soft tissue through the resonance of the instruments. After locating the dysfunctional tissue, the clinician non-invasively treats the problem areas with the instrumentation. The body responds to the stimulation from the instruments by initiating the healing cascade.
As the treatment and healing process progress, a customized exercise program is prescribed to encourage optimal tissue healing. Throughout treatment, patients are encouraged to stay active in their work, sport, or daily activities. This facilitates stronger and more functional tissue healing, prepares the tissue to handle the stress of the patientís normal activities, and decreases the risk of re-injury.
Multiple studies demonstrate the effectiveness of the ASTYM System in resolving a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders. In a vast majority of cases it offers these distinct advantages:
- Restoration to pre-injury level of activity
- Maintenance of normal work and other activities during the treatment process
- Continue to participate in sports during treatment
- Decreased need for splints, braces, restrictions, or job site modifications
- Reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication
- Reduce the risk of re-injury
- Resolve tough, chronic problems
- Decreased need for surgical intervention
The ASTYM System is designed to allow patients to enjoy freedom of movement and freedom from pain. This dynamic, patient-centered treatment program provides rapid recovery without the usual restrictions often imposed by ordinary therapies.
Patients who can benefit from the ASTYM System include those suffering from:
- Pain or loss of motion and function following surgery, injury, or cumulative trauma disorders
- Trigger finger
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lateral epicondylitis
- Medial epicondylitis
- DeQuervainís tenosynovitis
- Wrist sprains
- Shoulder pain
- Chronic ankle sprains
- Achilles tendinitis
- Shin splints
- Patellar tendinitis
- Hamstring strains
- IT band syndrome
- Post-surgical scarring
- Post-surgical fibrosis
- Hip pain/trochanteric bursitis
- SI and Low back pain
- Most forms of chronic tendinopathies
- Soft tissue changes associated with degenerative fibrosis
The ASTYM System begins with a thorough evaluation. The clinician then administers a 10 to 15 minute treatment addressing the entire kinetic chain. A regimen of specific strengthening and stretching exercises is prescribed and customized to the patientís work, athletic or recreational activities. Patients experience a decrease in pain and rapid improvement in function, which results in high patient compliance and satisfaction.
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