RiverView Health Physical Therapist Lindsey Ebertowski recently became certified in Astym Therapy, an effective treatment that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.
Ebertowski, along with fellow RiverView Physical Therapists Lori Hefta and Tony Kuchan, offer this non-invasive treatment at Rehab Services in Crookston, Red Lake Falls, and with Ebertowski’s new certification, East Grand Forks.
“I am very excited to be able to provide this intervention and bring it to RiverView East Grand Forks for the first time,’’ Ebertowski shared. “Astym treatment is one of the most researched interventions and has great outcomes associated with it.’’
There are many conditions that are successfully treated with Astym Therapy, including joint and muscle stiffness, sprains and strains, Carpal Tunnel, chronic ankle or wrist pain and stiffness, Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow, low back pain and the list goes on. Astym treatment is often prescribed for patients to treat their condition rather than undergo surgery, injections or other invasive treatments.
The following are all benefits of Astym Therapy when conducted by an Astym-certified therapist:
- Short treatment course: A typical course of treatment lasts only four to six weeks. Most patients typically experience a decrease in pain with an increase in movement within the first three to four treatments.
- You get to stay active: During Astym treatment you are typically encouraged to continue most normal activities.
- It really fixes the problem: Astym treatment doesn’t just treat the symptoms or hide a problem with a temporary solution. Instead, the Astym process stimulates the body to regenerate and remodel tissues. Response rates to Astym Therapy are high and most patients experience improvement.
During this treatment, Ebertowski conducts a thorough evaluation and follows specific treatment parameters to initiate a regenerative process in the affected soft tissues, including applying mild to moderate topical pressures with Astym instrumentation, and providing a customized program of stretching and exercise.
For more information on Astym Therapy, call RiverView’s Rehab Services Department at 218-281-9463.