ASTYM is an advanced method for breaking down scar tissue and fascial adhesions in chronic muscle and tendon injuries. The instruments used in ASTYM have an edge that can work through the adhesions and scar tissue to help stimulate your body's natural healing mechanisms. This is incredibly useful and effective for chronic tendon problems (tendinopathy). ASTYM is used to treat conditions such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, anterior knee pain, achilles tendonitis, ITB syndrome, hip bursitis and others. Therapists are required to be certified in the ASTYM method.