What is IASTM?
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is an advanced form of myofascial mobilization — similar to deep-tissue massage. It is primarily used to detect and release scar tissue, adhesions, and fascial restrictions. This technique enables a clinician to locate adhesions and restrictions in the soft tissue through the vibrations or undulations of the instruments. Once these areas have been identified, clinicians may then utilize the instruments to restore optimal function.
What can I expect from my treatment?
A typical IASTM treatment session is divided into stages. First comes warming up the tissue to prepare for treatment. Next is treating with IASTM. The final step entails gentle exercise and stretching to promote proper tissue movement. To avoid overworking the tissue, IASTM is performed for a very short time period — usually less than 10 minutes per body part. Some tenderness or redness in the area after treatment is not unusual, and generally fades quickly. Most people begin to feel positive results, including increased range of movement and decreased pain, after three to five treatments.
*IASTM should never cause great pain or severe bruising. If this happens, please contact your clinician immediately.
Who can be treated with HawkGrips?
Anyone! HawkGrips are an excellent modality not only for treating injuries and chronic conditions, but also for preventive maintenance, recovery after a workout, and increasing range of motion in healthy patients. They are safe for use with the general population, as well as many pediatric and geriatric patients. Your doctor or clinician can tell you if IASTM would be an appropriate choice for you as an individual.
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