So….you are probably wondering “WTH is IASTT?” well it’s actually a really cool pain and dysfunction management treatment modality. Instrument assisted soft tissue therapy is a scientifically validated fascial treatment technique which uses an instrument to reduce friction while enhancing sensitivity, precision and depth which otherwise could not be accomplished with the clinicians bare hands.
The use of the instrument amplifies the tissue abnormalities such as scars and adhesions making it easier to find and treat. This proven and efficient treatment technique is used to break down the tissue abnormalities and initiate and inflammatory healing response in order to produce new collagen and less painful, more functional healing.
Common conditions treated with IASTT include but are not limited to achilles tendonopathies, carpal tunnel syndrome, whiplash injuries, post-surgical scars, back/neck muscle sprains and strains, trigger finger, shin splints, medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow), lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), rotator cuff/shoulder pain, plantar fascitiitis/foot pain.
Contact us at www.fitclinic.ca to schedule your assessment to see if this treatment is right for you.
Posted Dr. Rashaad Nauth-Ali on June 13th, 2012 [Activity, Chiropractic, Exercise, Fitness, Golf, Health and Wellness, Injury, Pain, Sports, Uncategorized]