Are You Living With Chronic Pain? IASTM May Help You
Whether you’ve never heard of IASTM and suffer from chronic pain, go to a physical therapist to discover if it’s correct for you! At our clinic, we utilize instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization as a manual physical therapy treatment Joint Effort Physical Therapy.
Our Colorado Springs, CO physical therapists utilize specific plastic or metal implements to gently move and scrape across the skin to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
What to expect from IASTM treatments?
An IASTM-trained physical therapist 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.
You may be thinking, “Why should tools be used in physical therapy?”
Most manual physical therapy treatments are performed with the hands, but instruments can offer several advantages!
IASTM has been proven to help with:
- Motor control issues
- Limited motion
- Muscle recruitment issues
- Pain with movement
These techniques have been developed to allow physical therapists to find and treat affected areas with greater precision.
These specialized instruments are capable of breaking down fascia (connective tissue) constraints as well as scar tissue.
The varying speeds and pressures work to either encourage or prevent muscular contraction (also known as turning a muscle on) (also known as turning a muscle 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, allowing you to recover and return to your life more quickly!
How can I know if IASTM is right for me?
You may be wondering if IASTM is right for you. The best way to find out for sure is by visiting Joint Effort Physical Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO for a physical therapy consultation.
Your physical therapist at Joint Effort Physical Therapy will be able to help determine whether it’s the best fit, however, there are several conditions that this kind of treatment can aid in healing, such as:
- Muscle imbalances
- Muscle strains
- Patellar tendonitis
- IT band syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Heel pain/Achilles tendonitis
- Post-surgical and traumatic scars
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Hip pain
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Chronic joint swelling associated with sprains/strains
- Shin splints
- Ligament sprains
- Myofascial pain and restrictions
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Contact our clinic today and discover the benefits of IASTM
Are you no longer able to breeze through life without excruciating pain, or you’re dealing with any of the above-mentioned chronic pain conditions, injuries, or symptoms, understand that help is available to you.
You can get back to living a very enjoyable life with IASTM. Contact one of our clinics in Colorado Springs, CO to learn more and schedule your first consultation. We can’t wait to show you the benefits of this amazing technology.