Tips & Techniques to Get You Back to Full Strength

Astym…..what exactly is it?

Denise Smith 
August 9, 2019

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 ( 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!

Denise Smith
Meet the Author
Denise Smith graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and has been a certified running technique specialist since 2014. She is a consultant for multiple local middle and high schools and instructs courses in Kinesiology at McHenry County College. Denise also travels the country as part of the Pose Method education team with a lecture series on injury prevention and treatment along with the running technique certification course.