Unique Therapeutic Treatment--ASTYM®--may be Just What This Season's Runners Need

Sep 20, 2012, 15:46 ET from Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers—the largest physical therapist owned and managed practice in the U.S.—recognizes that this time of year is marathon season in many parts of the country...and stands ready with a wide range of specialized services to help runners of all ages, distances, and skill levels restore and maintain their physical strength, performance skills, and levels of function.

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Running a marathon does not come without months of training; and months of training often do not come without injuries. With every mile run, the feet must absorb 110 tons of energy. Therefore, it is not surprising that up to 70% of runners develop injuries every year.* With the Bank of America Chicago Marathon just weeks away, many runners are at a point in their training cycle where they are frustrated, injured, and looking for relief.

Several of Accelerated's clinicians have undergone intensive training and are certified to effectively perform unique, progressive treatment techniques, such as ASTYM®. The ASTYM® system is an evidence-based, non-invasive rehabilitation program that stimulates the regenerative healing process of the body. In other words, ASTYM® treatment helps rejuvenate muscles, tendons, and ligaments; and in many cases, has injured patients running their way to recovery.

Common running injuries that respond well to ASTYM® include plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinosis, shin splints, anterior knee pain, and hamstring strains, etc. With a typical course of treatment lasting only four to six weeks, the ASTYM® system works quickly and consistently. In fact, clinical outcomes from across the country indicate that 88% of all patients treated with ASTYM® achieve improved function and decreased pain. Most importantly, patients are able to stay active throughout the duration of treatment—meaning runners can keep on running.

Accelerated is serious about clinical excellence and the care we deliver to our patients. Our highly skilled, enthusiastic clinicians possess first-hand knowledge and experience related to the exact training and health care needs involved in athletics and fitness. Accelerated's sports medicine services are unparalleled in the industry, as our top priority is to help our patients achieve their goals of staying healthy. Accelerated's key sports medicine programs and related services include runner's evaluations, sports medicine-related lectures, injury evaluations, athletic training services, and other various athletic rehabilitation and performance programs.

About Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers  
Chicago-based Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers is a premier provider of outpatient rehabilitation services. Since 1989, Accelerated has grown to over 230 outpatient rehabilitation centers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and Arizona, becoming the top choice for many professional athletes, large employers, and busy professionals. For more information about Accelerated, call 877-97-REHAB, or visit www.acceleratedrehab.com.

*American Academy of Family Physicians

Contact: Kim Rosenlund, Accelerated Rehabilitation Centers, 708-539-9446

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