IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) Totowa NJ
IASTM stands for Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. Our Passaic County NJ IASTM services are a treatment method for soft tissue injuries using specialized handheld tools. It can be used to help alleviate symptoms, including a limited range of motion, pain during motion, and muscle activation issues.
This modern interpretation of ancient Chinese medicine called Gua Sha allows physical therapists to treat specific, localized pain. Whether this pain stems from soft-tissue injuries or chronic musculoskeletal diseases, IASTM can help reduce pain and inflammation by effectively breaking down scar tissue.
Why Is IASTM Used For Injury Treatments?
When scar tissue is created after injury, new cells are laid down excessively and in a disorganized manner. Scar tissue/adhesions prevent the muscle or other tissues from lengthening properly. It is often necessary for the physical therapist to restart the healing process to remodel the soft tissues in the affected area. By introducing controlled microtrauma to affected soft tissue using IASTM, a local inflammatory response is stimulated. This microtrauma initiates the reabsorption of inappropriate or excessive scar tissue and facilitates the remodeling of the affected soft-tissue structures. After IASTM treatment, scar tissue can be remodeled so that the cells become organized in a direction that better promotes movement.
Elite Spine and Sports Care offers Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
At Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa, common conditions that are typically treated with our NJ IASTM services include tendinopathies, Achilles tendinosis, plantar fasciitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow, Rotator cuff injuries, and many others.
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