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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Our muscles might become tight and uncomfortable when we are injured or under a lot of tension. Because of this, it may be difficult to move around or engage in our favorite activities.

IASTM, or instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, is a technique that physiotherapists can use to assist with this. This is a unique treatment where the therapist stretches and massages your muscles and other soft tissues with a tool that resembles a comb or scraper.

Your therapist will use this very gentle tool to exert exactly the proper amount of pressure on your muscles, tendons, or ligaments in order to help them relax.

IASTM can be used to treat a number of ailments, including scar tissue, tendinitis, and muscle strains. It can ease discomfort and stiffness, increase your range of motion, and generally make you feel better.

So, if you ever experience tight or aching muscles, a physiotherapist may recommend IASTM to help you feel better. But keep in mind that it’s crucial to follow the therapist’s directions at all times and to alert them if anything hurts or feels uncomfortable. 

Chronic pain, joint dysfunction, muscle strains, and other soft tissue injuries and diseases can all be effectively treated with IASTM.

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The benefits that you will experience from IASTM would be:

Pain relief: IASTM can help relieve pain by removing fascial limitations, adhesions, and scar tissue that may be irritating the problem location.

Increased Mobility: By removing scar tissue and adhesions that may be restricting movement in the affected area, IASTM can assist enhance the range of motion and mobility.

Faster Healing: IASTM can hasten the healing process by enhancing blood flow and activating it in the injured area.

IASTM can enhance athletic performance by enhancing flexibility, extending the range of motion, and lowering the risk of injury.

Non-invasive: IASTM is a safe and efficient solution for many people because it is a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t call for surgery or medicine.

Cost-Effective: IASTM is a more affordable option for soft tissue mobilization than other techniques like massage therapy, physical therapy, or chiropractic care.

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IASTM physiotherapy is a specific type of manual treatment that mobilizes and manipulates soft tissue with specially made tools in order to lessen pain, increase range of motion, and encourage healing.

A variety of ailments, including sports injuries, chronic pain, scar tissue, and joint constraints, can be treated using IASTM physiotherapy.

A distinguishing feature of IASTM physiotherapy is the use of specific tools to increase the efficacy of manual therapy methods. The tools make it possible to target soft tissue constraints more precisely and can break up scar tissue and adhesions more successfully.

IASTM physiotherapy can assist increase the range of motion, flexibility, and overall mobility while reducing discomfort, inflammation, and scar tissue. Moreover, it can increase blood flow and encourage tissue repair.

IASTM physical treatment shouldn't hurt, but it might be uncomfortable. The patient's tolerance level might be taken into account while adjusting the pressure exerted. 

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A typical IASTM physiotherapy session lasts 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the requirements of the patient and the severity of the soft tissue constraints.

Depending on the individual, different IASTM physiotherapy sessions may be necessary.

During an IASTM physical therapy session, the therapist will manipulate and mobilize the soft tissue while keeping track of the patient's reaction to the treatment. Although the patient could experience some pressure or discomfort, the therapist will alter the treatment to keep it at the patient's tolerance level.

To increase their efficacy and encourage quicker healing, IASTM physiotherapy can be used in conjunction with other therapies including exercise therapy and manual therapy.

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