“My husband and I were in a car accident in June of 2016.
I had a fractured hip, fracture near my knee, knee reconstruction,and nerve damage in my leg causing my foot to have limited movement. I started slowly with physical therapy in early November at Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield, Iowa. As my therapy progressed my therapist, Matt Wickert, suggested that I start Astym therapy. He explained that David Kreuter, a therapist assistant certified in Astym treatment, would start the program to help the pain in my leg due to scar tissue.This treatment would help my numbness as well as my balance issues.
A few days after the third Astym treatment, my balance has remarkably improved. I see steady improvement, where I don’t use a cane anymore and I can rise to a standing position without holding onto furniture. My fear of falling is gone. I am able to walk now with much improved mobility and the pain near the surgical site is almost gone. Thanks to the Astym therapy, I am getting my life back.
When I went to P.T. on Monday, the therapists were amazed that my balance, mobility, and movement of my toes has improved so much. They were really excited for me. It’s been a long time coming, but now I feel so energized. Now I know I will be whole again.” — Jane Adrian of Richland, IA
In JCHC Physical Therapy department, we work as a team to assure the highest level of quality care. The most important member of this team is you, the patient. The outcome of your treatment is based on your participation. Physical Therapists use both physical and educational means to help the patient reduce aggravating symptoms and improve his or her ability to function. — David Kreuter, PTA, ASTYM