IASTM Can Help With Chronic Pain
If you haven’t heard of IASTM and you’re living with pain, you should consider looking into it. Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is a manual physiotherapy technique performed at Blue Oak Physiotherapy.
Our Abbotsford physiotherapists use special plastic or metal tools to gently move and scrape against the skin to relieve pain, decrease inflammation, and promote the healing process.
Contact Blue Oak Physiotherapy today to request an appointment with one of our licensed Abbotsford physiotherapists and learn more about what you can gain from this technique!
How can IASTM benefit 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:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Post-surgical and traumatic scars
- Trigger finger
- IT band syndrome
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Heel pain/Achilles tendonitis
- Myofascial pain and restrictions
- Muscle imbalances
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Patellar tendonitis
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Shin splints
- Chronic joint swelling associated with sprains/strains
What does IASTM do?
You may be thinking, “Why should tools be used in physiotherapy?”
Most manual physiotherapy 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 physiotherapist 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 physiotherapists 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:
- Limited motion
- Motor control issues
- Pain with movement
- Muscle recruitment 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.
Are you ready to discover the benefits of IASTM?
Do you have one of the symptoms listed above? Are you suffering from pain? Are you not able to breeze through your daily tasks anymore? You can get back to living an enjoyable life with IASTM.
If so, discover the benefits of IASTM today!
Contact our Abbotsford physiotherapy office today to request your appointment and meet with one of our dedicated physiotherapists who will determine the best course of treatment for you.