Therapy Plus | UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids


The ASTYM System is a revolutionary, non-invasive therapy approach that treats soft tissue problems by rejuvenating muscles, tendons and ligaments.

A typical course of treatment lasts four to six weeks, and most patients experience a significant change in their symptoms in the first three to four visits. The treatment is effective for new injuries as well as chronic, nagging conditions.

How does it work?

The ASTYM System addresses problems such as scarring, fibrosis and degeneration that occur in soft tissues. These problems may develop as the result of trauma, overuse or surgery. ASTYM uses instruments along the surface of the skin to locate problem areas and start the body's healing process. A course of treatment also includes a custom-designed stretching and exercise program to help your body rebuild healthy tissue.

What issues can the ASTYM system treat? 

The therapy system works well for many issues and injuries, including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee pain
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • IT band syndrome
  • Wrist and ankle sprains
  • Post-surgical scarring and fibrosis
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Frozen shoulder

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