Get Back to Your Normal Life with IASTM
If you haven’t heard of IASTM and you’re living with pain, you should consider consulting with a physical therapist to see if it’s right for you! Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is a manual physical therapy technique that we perform at Step Ahead Physical Therapy.
Our Cambridge and Marblehead physical therapists use special plastic or metal tools to gently move and scrape against the skin to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed Cambridge and Marblehead physical therapists and learn more about what you can gain from this technique!
What can I expect from IASTM treatments?
You may be thinking, “Why should tools be used in physical therapy?”
Most manual physical therapy treatments are performed with the hands, but instruments can offer several advantages!
These special tools, for instance, can effectively break down fascia (connective tissue) restrictions and scar tissue.
An IASTM-trained physical therapist will use a variety of different speeds and pressures when practicing this particular procedure, and it will be dependent on the essence of your condition and your individual needs.
These techniques have been developed to allow physical therapists to find and treat affected areas with greater precision.
These various speeds and pressures function to promote a contraction or inhibit a muscle (also known as turning a muscle on) (also known as turning a muscle off).
IASTM has been proven to help with:
Muscle recruitment issues
Pain with movement
Motor control issues
When using certain levels of pressure through IASM on the affected muscles, tendons, or ligaments, a mild inflammatory response is initiated.
While this may seem counterintuitive, inflammation helps promote the body’s natural healing process, so you can recover and get back to your life faster.
Is IASTM right for me?
You may be wondering if IASTM is right for you.
There are a vast number of conditions that IASTM can treat, including, but not limited to:
Chronic joint swelling associated with sprains/strains
Rotator cuff tendonitis
Myofascial pain and restrictions
Heel pain/Achilles tendonitis
IT band syndrome
Post-surgical and traumatic scars
Tennis and golfer’s elbow
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Are you ready to discover the benefits of IASTM?
Do you have any of the symptoms listed above? Are you living with pain? Are you no longer able to breeze through your daily tasks?
If so, discover the benefits of IASTM today! You can get back to living a very enjoyable life with IASTM.
Please contact our Cambridge and Marblehead physical therapy clinic today to schedule your appointment and to meet one of our dedicated therapists who will determine the best course of treatment for you.