Pain is a symptom of a deeper problem. At Apex Physical Therapy and Wellness Center, our goal is always to discover the source of your pain, so we can treat the cause and not just the symptom. Astym® therapy is one of the innovative tools we use to locate and treat the root causes of your pain.
What Is Astym® Therapy?
Astym treatment was scientifically developed to help alleviate certain root causes of pain and discomfort. It fits under the category of Manual Therapy because of its specialized, hands-on application. This manual process uses specific tools and target movement and pressure to stimulate the breakdown of scar tissue and regeneration of soft tissues. In between treatments, patients are encouraged to remain active and given prescribed motion therapies to complement the Astym treatments.
If your physical therapist or physician has determined that Astym may be an appropriate treatment for your concerns, a treatment plan will be developed that will include several Astym treatments. The number of treatments required will vary depending on several individual factors.