Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a technique that utilizes specialized instruments to detect and treat areas of soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. Some of the most popular techniques associated with this type of manual therapy include Graston and FAKTR and have gained popularity among athletes and healthcare professionals.
IASTM involves the use of stainless-steel instruments with beveled edges to help detect and break up areas of soft tissue adhesions or scar tissue. The therapist will use the instrument to apply pressure to the affected area, causing friction and breaking up any fibrous tissue. This allows the body to better absorb nutrients and oxygen, and promotes healing in the affected area.
IASTM is particularly useful for individuals experiencing chronic pain or restricted mobility due to scar tissue or other soft tissue adhesions. It can also be helpful in the treatment of conditions such as plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, and tennis elbow.
During a IASTM session, the therapist will begin by examining the affected area and assessing the extent of soft tissue damage. They will then use the specialized instruments to apply pressure to the affected area, breaking up any adhesions and scar tissue. The treatment may be uncomfortable but should not be painful. After the session, the therapist may recommend performing stretching exercises to aid in the healing process.
Overall, IASTM is a safe and effective way to treat soft tissue injuries and promote healing in affected areas. If you are experiencing chronic pain or restricted mobility due to soft tissue damage, you may want to consider consulting the healthcare professionals at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy to see if it could be beneficial for you.
At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, our team of experienced and knowledgeable therapists can help you determine if IASTM is right for you. We offer a variety of other services, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, Cold laser therapy and Spinal Decompression therapy. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care possible.