astym cornerstone pt


Ken T.

Through ASTYM therapy and exercise, they fixed my plantar fasciitis. I am able to get back on the pickleball court.

Diane S.

Very pleased with the services at Cornerstone. Ashley was wonderful and put up with my "indifference mood" to actually feeling better. The exercises she showed me along with the ASTYM was excellent and soon I began to find some relief. With 3 herniated discs in my back, complete healing was not a goal, but to just feel better and not be in so much neck pain was a relief. Unfortunately, my Medicare insurance did not pay much of the co-pay and due to financial reasons, I had to stop sooner than I would have wished. Nice job Ashley....You are a gem.

Lisa G.

Cornerstone Physical Therapy was incredible! I can finally take a natural step while walking and I have full range of...

What is the ASTYM System & how does it work?

The ASTYM System is a therapy approach that addresses problems such as scarring, fibrosis, and degeneration that occur in soft tissues. These problems may develop as a result of trauma, surgery, or overuse. The System is effective for new injuries as well as chronic, nagging conditions. The ASTYM System uses instruments along the surface of the skin to locate these problem areas and start the body’s healing process. As the body heals, exercise and activity help guide the healing which allows you to return to activities without pain and limitation. The success of the ASTYM System is documented for a wide variety of diagnoses and many times it helps patients where other treatments have failed.

The ASTYM System is used in settings ranging from therapy clinics to hospitals to industrial rehabilitation. This proven treatment helps countless patients every day.

Is this new?

The ASTYM System has been used in clinics by rehabilitation professionals since 1996. Thomas L. Sevier, MD, guided the clinical,
scientific and outcomes research used to develop the System and document its remarkable effectiveness.

What can you expect?

  • Clinicians certified in the ASTYM System will use the instruments to treat not only painful areas, but also other problem areas that may contribute to your condition.
  • During treatment, you may feel areas that are “rough” or “bumpy.” These are the areas that need to be addressed.
  • Over the course of treatment you will notice that as these rough areas smooth out, your pain will decrease and your function will increase.
  • Following treatment, you may notice some bruising and soreness to touch in areas that were rough. This shows that the body is addressing the abnormal tissue through the natural healing process.
  • You will receive a custom-designed stretching and exercise program to help your body rebuild healthy tissue and allow you to return to an active lifestyle.
  • Most patients experience a significant change in their symptoms in the first 3-4 visits.

What’s different about the ASTYM System?

  • It demonstrates success when other approaches have failed.
  • It often decreases the need for surgical intervention.
  • It provides maximum results with a minimum number of treatments.
  • It has high patient compliance.
  • It often enables patients to stay on their job or stay in their sport.
  • It is supported by scientific research, substantial clinical experience, and an extensive outcomes database.

What diagnoses respond well to the ASTYM System?

Patients who are experiencing pain, loss of motion, and/or loss of function following surgery, injury, cumulative trauma disorders, and chronic irritation/tendinitis often benefit from the ASTYM System. Some of the clinical diagnoses which have responded well
to this treatment are:

  • Trigger finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Medial epicondylitis
  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Wrist sprains
  • Shoulder pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Shin splints
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Hamstring strains
  • IT band syndrome
  • Post-surgical scarring
  • Post-surgical fibrosis
  • Hip pain/trochanteric bursitis
  • SI and low back pain
  • Most forms of chronic tendinopathies
  • Soft tissue changes associated with degenerative arthritis