Astym stands for assisted soft tissue mobilization and it is a great option that certified therapists have to assist in recovery from injury. Astym utilizes tools to facilitate the resorption of scar tissue and the regeneration of damaged soft tissues. In other terms, the 3 tools that we use helps to mobilize tissues and muscles to get things moving like they are supposed to. Astym can be utilized on a variety of pathologies, but is especially great for athletes and runners as we typically encourage you to continue to perform your normal activities which includes all sports and training plans. Please refer to the Astym website (https://www.astym.com/Main) for whatever other questions you may have or you can always reach out to Ashley at Smith Physical Therapy and Running Academy for more information on how this may help you recover!