Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a treatment used to break up scar tissue restriction by using patented instruments to treat chronic injuries or surgical scars. It uses stainless steel instruments to mobilize soft tissue and promote faster healing in conditions that were once thought to be untreatable.
Benefits of IASTM
There are many benefits to IASTM that many patients report seeing almost immediately. A few reasons why doctors often recommend IASTM is because it:
- Improves Range of Motion
- Promotes faster recovery time
- Requires less treatment time
- Is drug-Free
IASTM Primarily Treats
IASTM is useful for breaking up scar tissue, reducing a patient’s need for anti-inflammatory medication, as well as decreasing their overall recovery time. The techniques used in Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization promotes healing from injuries or surgical scars, but it can also be useful for producing results in a variety of other conditions as well. It may also be ideal for patients suffering from:
- Muscle Spasms
- Shin Splints
- Carpal Tunnel
- Lateral Epicondylitis
If you are suffering from any of the above conditions or recovering from an injury, then contact RxWellness and set up a consultation to see if you are an ideal candidate for IASTM. During the initial consultation, our doctors will listen to your symptoms to get a better understanding of your concerns. You are always encouraged to ask questions about IASTM and any other areas of concern.
What to Expect From RxWellness
When you come in for your first appointment, we will begin with your initial consultation. The doctor will listen to your concerns to get a better understanding of your symptoms. They will do some necessary examinations, which could include X-rays. After the chiropractor has a better understanding of your presented symptoms, they will recommend a treatment plan. The recommendations could include IASTM, or it may not. It will all depend on what the doctors discover and what they believe will help you see the most benefits.
Your appointment may go a little like this:
Have a one-on-one talk with the doctor to fully explain your list of concerns. Do not leave anything out, even if you think it might not be important.
The doctor will try to understand how your body is currently performing. They may test your reflexes or recommend an X-ray.
After weighing your presented symptoms with the information they gathered during the examination, they will recommend the best treatment option for you. This may mean IASTM, or something else entirely.
They will treat the problem area with the best techniques for you. You would receive IASTM if the doctor believes it would be best for your recovery.
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is a very useful treatment option, and many patients see noticeable results after a few treatment sessions. Our chiropractors who provide IASTM use it to treat scar tissue in post-surgical patients, and a multitude of conditions where you are trying to break up scar tissue on a superficial level. IASTM would be great for targeting areas like tightness in the upper traps, and in patients with knee-related conditions, like patellar tendonitis, runner’s knee, or jumper’s knee.
IASTM at RxWellness
At RxWellness Spine & Health, we individualize every patient’s experience by first listening to their concerns and then creating a plan that works best for their healing process. Sometimes that plan includes IASTM and sometimes it does not.
IASTM is a non-surgical treatment, so if you are looking for an effective way to treat tendonitis, shin splints, carpal tunnel, or other condition you may be experiencing then contact RxWellness and set up a consultation to see if IASTM would be right for you. You can book a consultation with us by giving us a call at (703) 904-9666 or booking an appointment online at a location near you!
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