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Weekly Cup of Joe - Episode #47 – ASTYM Introduction

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Joe King: Good morning and welcome to your Weekly Cup of Joe, kind of a different situation today. My name is Joe King. I'm the owner of Physical Therapy Advantage in North Aurora and I've got some live demos I wanted to produce for you, for our Cup of Joe's for the next couple weeks. First one's going to be on ASTYM or Augmentative Soft Tissue Mobilization, and our clinical director, Julie Crane, is going to be demonstrating the techniques and I get to be the Guinea pig for it. So I hope you enjoy and learn something.

Julie Crane: Hi, this is ASTYM like Joe said, Augmentative Soft Tissue Mobilization. We use these tools to do soft tissue work on your muscles and fascia. The idea is, is that your tissues have proper alignment or alignment so the tissues glide and slide along each other in healthy tissue; just like a box of uncooked spaghetti. But when you had inflamation and an injury, sometimes what happens is the tissue ends up looking like cooked spaghetti because there's scar tissue and the alignment isn't right, so there's no gliding and sliding of that tissue. So we use these tools, just like this to provide a little bit of microtrauma to the area and then with appropriate exercises that are important for you, then we help the tissues to realign to get the gliding and sliding back so that you are pain free and improve function and strength. This works well for if you have, tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. It works great for Plantar Fascitis or any type of Tendonitis or muscular issue causing new pain.

Joe King: Excellent. All right. And it can be, as Julie said, it can be used for multiple body parts. So if you're interested in finding out more about ASTYM or Augmentative Soft Tissue Mobilization, please don't hesitate to give our clinical a call at (630) 892-8003 and we look forward to seeing you next week for your Weekly Cup of Joe. Thanks.

Julie Crane: Thank you!

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