IASTM Technique is a type of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization that is designed to aid in the healing response from the body to the affected area. This is accomplished through breakdown of the capillary beds inducing nutrition to the tissues of the injured area.
What can you notice?
- Improved range of motion
- Soft tissue mobility
- Decreased pain
- Restoration of functional movement patterns
We have used IASTM on strains and sprains, arthritic joints, chronically painful tissues, post operative areas, and myofascial dysfunction- just to name a few. Side effects of the treatment may include mild bruising along the lines of treatment, and delayed onset muscle soreness, although completely normal! Often times, the patients describe a general warming feeling, or even some tingling in the treated areas for up to 24 hours.
At ProMet, we utilize Hawk Grips™ Instruments to:
- Improve the mobility of a joint or muscle.
- Promote tissue healing of a muscle strain or ligament sprain.
- Improve scar tissue mobility post-operatively.
- Improve vascular return and overall blood flow in a tissue.
Utilizing IASTM & Hawk Grip™ tools contributes to a decrease in recovery time, by controlling edema (swelling), and in conjunction with patient education, improves pain perception, and decreases pain levels, whether a patient is in the early stages of healing, as in immediately after surgery or injury, and when a patient has had long term or chronic pain.