Move more with muscle release.
At The Running Physio, we use instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) as a manual treatment at our Toronto, ON physiotherapy clinic. Specific plastic or metal tools to gently move and scrape across the skin to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
How Does IASTM Work?
An IASTM-trained physiotherapist will use a variety of different speeds and pressures when practicing this particular procedure, and it will be dependent on the essence of your condition and your individual needs.
These strategies were created to help physiotherapists more precisely locate and treat afflicted areas. IASTM utilizes specialized devices that can break down connective tissue limitations as well as scar tissue. The different speeds and pressures induce or prohibit muscular contraction.
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, allowing you to recover and return to your life more quickly!
IASTM has been proven to help with:
- Pain with movement
- Muscle recruitment issues
- Limited motion
- Motor control issues
What Conditions Can IASTM Treat?
Is IASTM is right for you? The best way to find out for sure is by visiting The Running Physio in Toronto, ON for an appointment.
Your physiotherapist will be able to help determine whether it is the best fit, however, there are several conditions that this kind of treatment can aid in healing, such as:
- 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
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Myofascial pain and restrictions
- Ligament sprains
- Shin splints
- Chronic joint swelling associated with sprains/strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscle imbalances
Are You Ready To Try IASTM Treatment?
With IASTM, you can get back to living an enjoyable life. To learn more and schedule your first consultation, please contact our Toronto, ON physiotherapy clinic at (416) 530-0555. We cannot wait to show you the advantages of this incredible technology!