Intrument Assisted Soft

 Tissue Massage

IASTM (Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) is a non-invasive treatment has been proven effective for a number of chronic soft tissue conditions including Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinosis, IT Band Syndrome, Shin Splints, Knee Pain, and Hip Pain.

 

IASTM is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration.  This controlled micro trauma to the soft tissue structure induces stimulation of a local inflammatory response. In addition, adhesions are broken down  allowing full functional restoration to occur

 

As with any manual therapy treatment, supplementation with exercises and additional modalities e.g. joint mobilization designed to correct biomechanical deficiencies by addressing musculoskeletal strength and muscle imbalances throughout the entire kinetic chain should be used in conjunction with IASTM.

The following conditions have demonstrated noted improvement with the use of  IASTM:

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome

DeQuervain's tenosynovitis

IT band syndrome

Lateral epicondylitis

Medial epicondylitis

Plantar fasciitis

Post-surgical scarring

Post-traumatic fibrosis

Strains (spinal and hamstring)

Tendinitis (wrist, rotator cuff, patellar, Achilles)

Trigger finger

Trochanteric bursitis

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