St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center patients who need physical or occupational therapy will benefit from recent training completed by members of the Rehab Services team, said Pam Perry, program director. Three St. Rose therapists are now trained in ASTYM.
“ASTYM is quite effective for new injuries as well as chronic conditions,” Perry said. “It is used for a wide variety of diagnoses and can help patients when other treatments have failed. And it often decreases the need for surgical intervention.”
The three ASTYM-trained therapists are Sister Mary Vuong, OT, who has three years of experience, all at St. Rose; Kim Partlow, certified OT assistant, with six years experience at St. Rose and 16 years total; and Jim Burke, PT assistant, with almost a year at St. Rose and a total of four years experience.
“Our therapists deserve recognition for their willingness to enhance their education, as well as the successful completion of all the requirements involved,” Perry said, noting the training was in Wichita. “Their diligence means we can offer this exceptional treatment to physical and occupational therapy patients any time.”
ASTYM is designed as an effective treatment for injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, trigger finger, and wrist and shoulder pain.
“Our rehab patients can be assured that we will tailor each treatment to their individual needs,” Perry said. “We will do all we can to enhance their ability to participate in normal daily activities, while enjoying more flexibility and less discomfort.”
The treatment is supported by scientific research, substantial clinical experience and extensive outcomes research, Perry noted.
Local and area physicians refer patients to St. Rose Rehab Services; private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare cover ASTYM treatments.
For more information, contact Rehab Services by calling 620-786-6111.