IASTM Treatment NY

If you’re dealing with chronic pain and conditions like tendonitis, IASTM Treatment NY could provide the relief you’re looking for. The team at ProMet PT helps nurture your healing journey with a hands-on, tailored approach to treatment. We offer a combination of innovative treatment solutions and therapy modalities that include IASTM. Learn more about how IASTM could help you and what to expect from working with ProMet PT.

What is IASTM Treatment NY?

IASTM is a type of soft tissue mobilization that uses a specialized instrument as part of your manual physical therapy plan. One of its many benefits includes how it targets specific areas and soft tissue with more precision and a targeted approach. The goal of IASTM is to promote repair and regeneration by increasing blood flow and cellular activity in the tissue. IASTM can ultimately facilitate the repair of scar tissue and affected soft tissues.

What Conditions Does IASTM Address?

IASTM treatment NY helps with a wide range of issues and ailments that can be treated in conjunction with stretching, other manual therapy techniques like cupping, and strategic exercises.

IASTM is commonly used to treat conditions:

  • Tendonitis and tendinopathies, such as tendonitis or tennis elbow
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Scar tissue resulting from surgery or injury
  • Myofascial pain and restrictions
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain conditions

Talk to the team at ProMet PT to discuss your specific issues and ailments to find the right combination of treatment options for you.

What Is the History of IASTM?

IASTM enjoys a long history that dates back nearly 2,000 years to ancient Chinese medicine. It was formerly called Gua Sha, which means “scraping.” It was used with jade or stones to scrape the person’s skin to help increase blood flow, cell regeneration, growth, and ongoing repair. Ancient tools were eventually replaced with stainless steel that glides across your soft tissues and abnormalities.

Modern IASTM tools now come in different shapes and sizes and with single- or double-beveled edges. With the right tools in place, our team can move from superficial areas to deeper work and adjust the level of pressure. We may choose specific tools shaped to meet the needs of the area we’re treating.

Is IASTM Treatment Painful?

If you’ve never experienced IASTM Treatment NY before, it’s normal to wonder if it’s painful. You may feel some discomfort and experience light bruising. Despite the discomfort, you won’t feel intense pain that overwhelms your treatment session. We work with you to find the right level of pressure and to help you recover from chronic pain, tendonitis, and more.

Tailor IASTM with Other Therapies

Image of a taped knee to convey the benefits of Kinseo taping - ProMetPTIASTM is often used in combination with other treatment plans. We may recommend kineotaping, specific types of therapeutic exercise, or a treatment like cupping. Together, your tailored physical therapy plan helps you get back to your best self.

Can Everyone Use IASTM Treatment?

IASTM treatment NY is often a game-changer for someone dealing with scar tissue, tennis elbow, athletic injuries, and more. Although IASTM has been backed by science and studies, it’s not the right treatment path for everyone. It may not be a good option if you’re suffering from arthritis or dealing with a degenerative joint condition. It’s also not appropriate if you have specific types of cancer or artery disease. Contact us today to schedule an assessment to determine if it’s the right treatment for you.

Next Steps

The ProMet Physical Therapy team offers a unique style with a common focus on YOU. Our treatment plans take into consideration every aspect of your condition, life, and goals to help you heal your body and mind, not just the area with the injury. We’re here to help you reconnect to the real you with a personalized approach to healing. Ready to take control of your recovery with IASTM Treatment NY? Call us at: (718)880-2385 or request an appointment here.