Certified Astym® providers are available in the Boise, Idaho area at Functional Physical Therapy Center!
Functional Physical Therapy Center is committed to offering top-quality care. We have clinicians on staff that underwent the intensive training and education to become Astym-certified.
What is Astym therapy?
A regenerative medicine of therapy that is designed to restore soft tissues at a cellular level. It regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and removes unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. It has helped countless people by restoring their movement, getting rid of their pain, and giving them back their lives.
Astym therapy is so effective because it was scientifically developed to target the actual cause of the pain rather than just the symptoms. Years of scientific and clinical research conducted at leading universities and hospital systems resulted in developing this treatment, which now routinely resolves injuries that were previously thought to be permanent. Astym treatment is unmatched in its ability to resolve tendinopathies, scar tissue problems, and other soft tissue dysfunctions.
Many injuries occur because of overuse and repetitive activities. Constantly repeating the same motions and activities over time has an effect of weakening a tissue or muscle group and the body tries to repair itself by patching itself together with scar tissue or tissue adhesions. These restrictions over time cause more weakness and mobility losses.
Acute injuries also have an effect of decreased strength and tissue integrity whether from damaged tissue or by scar tissue being placed over an area of injury. Often times inadequate healing of the tissue occurs and this leads to further degeneration.
Degeneration can also be caused by factors such as age, disease, weakness, intensity of use, and volume of use.
Astym is beneficial for individuals with chronic injuries, acute injuries, surgeries, and people who are looking for something to help them recover in between training sessions. It is designed to keep you active and participating in the activities you like to do is often encouraged while being treated. Whether you are trying to get yourself back in the game or looking to keep yourself performing at a higher level while still in the game, this treatment may be right for you.