What is the purpose of Iastm?

What is the purpose of Iastm?

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a set of handheld instruments we use to break down the scar tissue and fascial restrictions in your soft tissues. This includes your muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and fascia.

What is Iastm treatment?

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. Several IASTM tools and techniques are available such as the Graston® technique.

What is an Iastm tool?

Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, or more commonly known as IASTM, is the use of tools to assess tissue quality and to treat areas identified to have scar tissue, soft tissue restrictions, chronic inflammation or degeneration.

What are the types of soft tissue therapy?

So, what techniques are used in Soft Tissue Therapy?

  • Soft Tissue Release (STR)
  • Post isometric relaxation (PIR)
  • Myofascial Release (MFR)
  • Trigger Point Therapy (TPT)

Is Gua Sha bad for you?

Typically, gua sha is considered safe. However, you may have some bruising or discoloration of your skin. You could also be sore and tender for a short while after you have your treatment. You shouldn’t have it if you’re taking medicine for blood clots.

What does a soft tissue specialist do?

The SMA, Association for Soft Tissue Therapists, one of the UK’s leading associations for the profession describes Soft Tissue Therapy as the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Is it possible to break up old scar tissue?

Can massage break down scar tissue? Yes. the body does not know how to arrange collagen cells after surgery or injury, causing them to clump together and lose their natural structure. Massage breaks them down and helps align the collagen fibers.

How is instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization works?

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a technique we often use in physical therapy. IASTM works like a standard massage , but specialized instruments are used in place of a physical therapist’s hands. These instruments allow more direct treatment of the soft tissues involved with movement.

What instrument is used for scraping tissue?

A sharp instrument called a curette may be used to scrape and remove tissue from various parts of the body. Removing tissue on the skin is sometimes done with electrosurgery tools.

What is soft tissue mobilization technique?

Soft Tissue Mobilization. In such cases, muscle tension should be addressed or the joint dysfunction may return. The goal of soft tissue mobilization (STM) is to break up inelastic or fibrous muscle tissue (called ‘myofascial adhesions’) such as scar tissue from a back injury, move tissue fluids, and relax muscle tension.

What is soft tissue mobilization?

Soft Tissue Mobilization. Soft tissue mobilization is a form of manual physical therapy where your licensed physical therapist uses hands-on techniques on your muscles, ligaments and fascia with the goal of breaking adhesions and optimizing your muscle function. Adhesions are your body’s attempt to heal a soft tissue injury with…

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