Origin Rehab Physical Therapy, Health, And Wellness

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

at Origin Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Clinic in Mint Hill, NC

What is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)?

Often used interchangeably to describe the popular Graston Technique, IASTM is a specific manual therapy technique using a stainless-steel tool to “scrape” the skin and tissues underneath.  While this may not sound particularly comfortable, most people report only moderate discomfort.  After the treatment, a patch of redness is usually observed in the area where treatment is provided.

IASTM is used at Origin Rehab to facilitate blood flow to restricted muscle and connective tissues (fascia), create an acute inflammatory response facilitating healing of a chronic inflammatory cycle, generally to improve mobility (range of motion), and ultimately reduce pain.

How Will Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Help Me?

At Origin Rehabilitation physical therapy in Mint Hill, NC, we generally use modalities like IASTM to support other clinical treatments. However, support treatments like IASTM can enhance the benefits of these other therapies.

Through addressing tissue mobility, influencing the inflammatory cycle, and improving ROM, IASTM can be an effective part of the treatment plan for painful conditions like low back pain, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, bursitis, tendinitis, and many more.

IASTM and Graston therapy at Origin Rehabilitation physical therapy clinic in Mint Hill, NC

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Each of our clients has their own unique needs and our physical therapy & wellness programs are designed to meet those individual needs providing the skilled therapy and training that work best for you.

You won’t find a one-size-fits-all program or experience a cookie cutter approach. Likewise, we take the time to understand exactly what you need.  If you feel Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization may benefit you, we would love the opportunity to assess and provide you with our honest feedback and recommendation for treatment. Since there are few contraindications or precautions, a trial of this treatment is usually possible.

Returning to the active lifestyle you’ve come to expect is possible, even if you struggle with chronic pain or neuropathy. Please contact our physical therapy clinic in Mint Hill, NC today to schedule your appointment or consultation.

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