IASTM Can Help You Manage Your Chronic Pain
At Midland and Freeland Sports Rehab, we use instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) as a manual treatment. These plastic or metal instruments gently move and scrape across the skin. Resulting in pain relief, reduced inflammation, and promoted healing.
IASTM Treatments Are Performed By…
An IASTM-trained licensed provider will use a variety of different speeds and pressures when practicing this particular procedure. Furthermore, the speed and pressure will be dependent on the essence of your condition and your individual needs.
Physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and massage therapists developed these techniques to find and treat affected areas with greater precision. The specialized instruments used to perform IASTM are capable of breaking down fascia (connective tissue) constraints in addition to scar tissue. The varying speeds and pressures work to either encourage or prevent muscular contraction (also known as turning a muscle on and off).
A minor inflammatory response is generated when particular levels of pressure are given to the afflicted muscles, tendons, or ligaments through IASTM. Although it may seem counterintuitive, inflammation promotes the body’s natural healing mechanism. Thus allowing you to recover and return to your life more quickly!
IASTM is proven to help with:
- Pain with movement
- Muscle recruitment issues
- Limited motion
- Motor control issues
Will IASTM Treat My Condition?
You may be wondering if IASTM is right for you. The best way to find out for sure is by visiting Midland or Freeland Sports Rehab in Midland and Freeland, MI for a pain or injury consultation.
Your licensed provider will help determine whether IASTM is the best treatment fit. Although, there are several conditions that this treatment can aid in healing, such as:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Myofascial pain and restrictions
- Ligament sprains
- Shin splints
- Chronic joint swelling associated with sprains/strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Patellar tendonitis
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Post-surgical and traumatic scars
- Heel pain/Achilles tendonitis
- Trigger finger
- IT band syndrome
- Muscle strains
- Muscle imbalances
Ready to add IASTM into your treatment plan?
If you have been searching for pain relief and/or if you are living with any of the aforementioned chronic pain conditions, injuries, or symptoms, know that help is available to you.
With IASTM, you can get back to living an enjoyable life. To learn more and schedule your first consultation, please contact our Midland and Freeland, MI rehab clinics at (989) 341-1070. We cannot wait to show you the advantages of this incredible technology!