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What Is ASTR?
ASTR is a biopsychosocial treatment model that utilizes unique ASTR instruments, maneuvers, theories and methodologies to treat pain at its source. ASTR treatment includes working on multiple aspects including: scar tissue, fascia restriction, trigger points, muscles spasms, ergonomics, gait, exercise, nutrition, inflammation, stress management, and behavior modification.
Results from a recent neck study conducted on ASTR patients found that there was an 87% success rate for patients who went through our program!
Origin of ASTR
Advanced Soft Tissue Release was developed in 2011 by Dr. Joseph Jacobs, Doctor of Physical Therapy. Dr. Jacobs is a cancer survivor who used to suffer from chronic migraines, headaches, fatigue and pain and was very frustrated with the outcomes he was seeing using the traditional modalities he had learned in school. This is what led him to develop Advanced Soft Tissue Release (ASTR).
Dr. Jacobs has dedicated his life to researching and developing ASTR’s theories, methodologies of treatment, specialty instruments and over 125 maneuvers to treat the full body. He has received approval for 5 ASTR patents and is constantly working on developing new instruments and methodologies for ASTR. Dr. Jacobs teaches his specialty to other practitioners worldwide.