Aids in Healing & Rebuilding of Soft Tissues
What is Astym? It is a treatment technique which aids in healing and rebuilding of soft tissues of the body. It has been extensively researched and developed by a skilled team of medical professionals and scientists in conjunction with universities and large hospital systems.
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As in any approach to rehabilitation, an Astym-certified therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation and then follow specific treatment guidelines to initiate a process that encourages resorption of scar tissue and the regeneration of soft tissue. Each clinician has a set of instruments that she or he will run along your skin, in the direction of muscle, tendon or ligament, feeling for areas of defective or damaged tissue. As the body heals, these areas will decrease, absorbing the old dysfunctional tissue and laying down healthy, new tissue.
Astym doesn’t just treat the symptoms or hide a problem with a temporary solution. Instead, it stimulates the body to do what is intended: regenerate and remodel. Best of all you can stay active during the course of treatment. In fact you are encouraged to continue your normal activities along with a customized program your therapist will design for you to encourage your body to maximize the strength and agility of soft tissue.
Common conditions which respond well to Astym include:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Jumper’s knee
- Post-surgical scarring
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic hamstring strain
- Acute sprains and strains
Astym is often used to enhance athletic performance prior to an event and to decrease soreness thereafter. Talk to your physician about adding Astym to your treatment regime.
Only certified Astym therapists offer this therapy.
Ventura Orthopedics is proud to have 15 such clinicians among our 5 clinics.