Have you sustained an injury or do you suffer from a chronic condition involving your soft tissues? Be it back pain, sports injuries or anything in-between, you may be the perfect candidate for a revolutionary treatment called Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), proudly offered at our Green Life Chiropractic and Wellness office.
What is IASTM?
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is one of the latest advancements in the world of chiropractic, entirely redefining the concept of acute and chronic soft tissue injury treatment. IASTM utilizes special tools to identify the tissues within the injured area that require treatment. Once detected, the tools apply strategic pressure to the area in order to break down the scar tissue and eliminate inflammation, thereby promoting more effective healing and a quicker recovery process.
IASTM instruments feature an ergonomic design that allows us to easily locate the primary sources of pain and effectively treat them using the appropriate pressure. This technique and instrumentation stems from a type of traditional Chinese medicine called Gua Sha, and it continues to grow in popularity due to its effectiveness despite being entirely non-invasive.
Common conditions that IASTM effectively treats include but are not limited to:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Myofascial Pain
- Muscle Strains
- Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
- Musculoskeletal Imbalances
- Chronic Joint Swelling
- Chronic and Acute Ankle Sprains
Why Choose Us for Your IASTM?
Studies show that Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization substantially improves range of motion for some patients after only 7 weeks. Meanwhile, pain and overall impairment was found to be reduced at the 6 to 12 week period. As your chiropractic specialist, we strive to achieve these – and better! – results with our patients on a continual basis.
If you would like to experience the benefits of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) in Annapolis, MD, we invite you to call or email Green Life Chiropractic and Wellness today.