If you suffer from back pain due to a soft tissue injury or issue, your physical therapist may use the ASTYM technique for treatment. The ASTYM technique is an instrument-assisted soft tissue manual therapy designed for back pain. The tools employed by the ASTYM technique are a specialized form of massage that helps your PT
A herniated disc happens when the outer fibrous layer of a spinal disc (usually in the neck or lower back) tears. This allows the disc’s gel-like filling to leak out into the surrounding joint space. In many cases, this can irritate or compress nearby nerves and other structures, leading to uncomfortable symptoms like back pain,
Do you find that you’re always being told to sit up straight? Do you notice that you have shoulder pain after work? Are you developing a hunchback? If you’re nodding yes to these questions, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome, or UCS. This is a muscle imbalance that occurs in the head and shoulders.