ASTR® Research

 

1. Advanced Soft Tissue Release®(ASTR) Relieved Chronic Tension-Type Headache in 2 Treatments: A Case Study. Joseph Jacobs, DPT

 

ABSTRACT:  Advanced Soft Tissue Release® is an innovative technique used to evaluate and treat chronic tension-type headaches. The presented patient suffered from chronic tension headaches after she had her wisdom teeth extracted over 35 years ago. Prior to ASTR® treatment, patient's visual analog scale (VAS) for headache was 9/10. After her second treatment, the VAS decreased to 0/10. This patient didn’t experience any headaches after two treatments of Advanced Soft Tissue Release®12-week follow up, patient indicated that she hadn’t experienced any headache episodes after the second treatment session. 

 

2. Advanced Soft Tissue Release® (ASTR) Relieved Chronic Neck Pain in 3 TreatmentsA Case Study. Joseph Jacobs, DPT

 

ABSTRACT:  Advanced Soft Tissue Release® is an innovative technique used to evaluate and treat chronic neck pain. The presented patient suffered from ongoing chronic neck pain form a car accident for 35 years. Patient had previous physical therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy treatments for her neck and she stated that she did not experience long term pain relief. Prior to ASTR® treatment, patient's neck disability index was 44% and visual analog scale (VAS) was 9/10. After her fourth treatment, the neck disability index decreased to zero and VAS decreased to 0/10. This patient didn’t experience any neck pain after her third treatment of Advanced Soft Tissue Release®12-week follow up, patient indicated that she hadn’t experienced neck pain after the third treatment session. 

 

3. Advanced Soft Tissue Release® (ASTR) Relieved Migraine Headache & Neck Pain in 3 TreatmentsA Case Study. Joseph Jacobs, DPT

 

ABSTRACT:  Advanced Soft Tissue Release® (ASTR) is an innovative technique used to evaluate and treat neck pain and migraine headache. The presented patient suffered from constant neck pain & migraine headache for 2 weeks. Patient denied any mechanism of injury. Prior to ASTR® treatment, patient’s neck disability index was 64% and the visual analog scale (VAS) was 10/10. After her thrid treatment, the neck disability index decreased to zero and the VAS decreased to 0/10. At the 12-week follow up, patient indicated that she had no sign of neck pain or headaches since her third treatment session.

 

4. Advanced Soft Tissue Release® (ASTR) Relieved Chronic Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) & Neck Pain in 2 TreatmentsA Case Study. Joseph Jacobs, DPT

 

ABSTRACT:  Advanced Soft Tissue Release® (ASTR) is an innovative technique used to evaluate and treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and neck pain. The presented patient suffered from constant TMJ and neck pain since she had a crown infection and root canal surgery 1 year ago. Prior to ASTR® treatment, patient’s neck disability index was 32% and visual analog scale (VAS) was 3/10 constantly. Her mouth opening was 3 cm. After her second treatment, neck disability index decreased to 0, the VAS decreased to 0/10, mouth opening increased to 4 cm. At the 12-week follow up, patient indicated that she had no sign of TMJ or neck pain since her second treatment session.

 

5. Advanced Soft Tissue Release® (ASTR) Relieved Chronic Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Pain & Tension Headache in 2 TreatmentsA Case Study. Joseph Jacobs, DPT

 

ABSTRACT:  Advanced Soft Tissue Release® (ASTR) is an innovative technique used to evaluate and treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and tension headache. The presented patient suffered from constant (TMJ) and headaches since a root canal surgery she had approximately 9 months ago. Prior to ASTR® treatment, patient’s visual analog scale (VAS) was 5/10 at worst, 4/10 at best. Her mouth opening was 3.5 cm. After her second treatment, the VAS decreased to 0/10 and mouth opening increased to 4.5 cm. 

 

  • Patient avoided hip surgery.

  • Patient avoided back surgery.

  • This newborn came in unable to move his neck from the side position. He suffered from torticollis, severe neck and back spasms. After just 1 ASTR treatment, he had complete range of motion.

  • Patient came in unable to move his neck from the side position. After 3 ASTR treatments, he regained full range of motion.

  • This young gymnast came in unable to do the splits. After just 1 ASTR treatment, she had full range of motion.

 

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