Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a revolutionary tool used in physical therapy to reduce pain and promote healing. With specialized tools to enhance massage techniques, IASTM helps break up scar tissue, provide added circulation, and restore mobility in affected areas. This all-natural therapy is an excellent alternative for pain relief without medications or surgery.
At Alliance Orthopedics, we have an experienced team of physical therapists skilled in using IASTM. We empathize with how debilitating pain can be, which is why our expert staff will work with you to create a personalized plan tailored to your needs.
Who Can Benefit from IASTM?
Any patient suffering from chronic pain, accident-related injuries or post-surgery discomfort may benefit from IASTM – regardless of age. At Alliance Orthopedics, we may recommend this technique for patients who have:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- And more
Additionally, IASTM is a great addition to your treatment for invasive surgeries such as total knee replacement or spinal fusion.
Benefits of IASTM for Pain Relief
IASTM is a non-invasive option designed to reduce pain, improve mobility, and promote healing. Additional benefits of this therapy include:
- Decreased inflammation
- Increased range of motion
- Reduced amount of scar tissue
- Improved circulation
- Reduced need for medications
What to Expect During Treatment
If IASTM is appropriate for you, your physical therapist will begin by assessing the area of pain or injury. They will then gently utilize the tools and soft tissue mobilization on the affected area to move them in a specific pattern, applying the right amount of pressure for your needs. There may be some discomfort during treatment as scar tissue and adhesions are broken up, but we work to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible while reaping the benefits of this strategic technique.
Physical Therapy Designed to Help You Get Better.
At Alliance Orthopedics, we take pride in providing the highest quality of care to our patients. Our experienced physical therapists are trained to use IASTM with precision to ensure you receive the maximum benefits from this unique therapeutic technique. We strive to help you reduce your pain and promote healing so that you can reach your goals and get back to living life on your terms.
Contact us today to learn more about IASTM and begin your personalized treatment journey.