IASTM In Methuen
What Is IASTM?
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a specialized technique used in physical therapy to address soft tissue dysfunctions and alleviate pain. IASTM involves the use of specifically designed instruments to detect and treat fascial restrictions, scar tissue, and adhesions in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
During an IASTM session, a physical therapist applies gentle pressure and strokes with the instrument along the affected soft tissues. This technique helps break down adhesions and scar tissue, improves blood flow, and promotes the regeneration of healthy tissue. It can effectively address various musculoskeletal conditions, including tendonitis, muscle strains, plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, and more.
Why Do We Use IASTM At Rise Above Physical Therapy?
The benefits of IASTM in physical therapy are significant. It can effectively reduce pain, inflammation, and improve tissue mobility. As a non-invasive treatment option, it is well-tolerated and often integrated into comprehensive physical therapy plans to enhance overall outcomes.
With the expertise of our physical therapists at Rise Above Physical Therapy, IASTM is utilized alongside other evidence-based interventions to optimize pain management, restore function, and help individuals regain an active and pain-free lifestyle.