FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Center - Cape May, NJ is the FIRST Rehab facility in the SJ Shore region to provide this valuable Medical Service!
The ASTYM System is a physical therapy approach that effectively treats chronic, nagging problems that result from fibrosis and scarring. Chronic soft tissue problems of tendons, ligaments, and muscles are often of a degenerative nature rather than inflammatory. This is why anti-inflammatory medications or injections may temporarily reduce pain but not resolve the problems. The underlying fibrosis needs to be physically treated. The ASTYM systemuses hand-held plastic instruments (as shown here) to scrape and mobilize scar tissue in order to stimulate the body's healing process. Manual and other treatments may also be used with exercise to guide the remodeling process.
What is involved with an ASTYM session?
Your physical therapist will evaluate your condition, assessing strength, mobility, tissue quality and nerve function to determine the appropriate treatment. ASTYM treatments are given on nonconsecutive days, 1-2 times per week. Less severe conditions can respond well in 2-4 sessions whereas difficult chronic cases may require 8-16 sessions; sometimes more depending upon the respective condition.
It sounds painful, is it?
As instruments are applied to the involved areas you'll feel some roughness. You may feel some discomfort during the first few sessions. Comments from patients vary; some say it feels good, some say it feels ok, or it hurts a little. If sharp pain occurs the treatment to that area is discontinued. Patients also say it hurts and feel good at the same time or that it feels like the "good" hurt that will make the problem better.
What To Expect After Treatment
Some patients experience temporary tenderness or bruising of the tissue in the rough areas that is a part of the body's healing process. As the rough areas smooth out, your pain will subside and movement will improve.
What your Physician may or may not know
ASTYM has been successfully utilized for over 10 years across the country; however, not all physicians are familiar with the process. To help inform your physician you can direct him or her to the ASTYM website (www.ASTYM.com) or have your physician call us for more information about this effective treatment.
Problems which Benefit from ASTYM
The ASTYM concept on which the treatment is based is that excessive fibrosis is the underlying cause of problems.
Diagnoses that respond well to the ASTYM treatment:
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