Experience Relief with Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a highly effective technique for mobilizing soft tissues, utilizing specific instruments to expedite the process of pain relief in cases of soft-tissue injuries. These well-designed instruments target specific body areas, aiding in the healing and remodeling of scar tissue, improving circulation, enhancing range of motion, and reducing pain. While various IASTM products are available from different institutes, each method, despite its distinctions, shares the common goal of increasing blood circulation and mobility of scar tissue, alleviating muscle tightness and spasms, and promoting a rapid healing process. Integration of IASTM with chiropractic therapy further supports a comprehensive approach to musculoskeletal well-being.

Who is a good candidate for IASTM?

IASTM is beneficial for individuals experiencing soft-tissue pain, injuries, or conditions. This includes athletes, warehouse workers, and those engaged in repetitive daily motions. Various conditions effectively treated with IASTM include:

  • Tendinitis or tendinopathy, including Achilles tendinitis, golfer's and tennis elbow
  • Ligament and muscle strains
  • Excessive scar tissue
  • Plantar fasciitis and iliotibial band syndrome (IT band)

Nevertheless, IASTM may not be suitable for certain individuals. If you have a degenerative joint condition, like arthritis, IASTM may provide relief for the tissues surrounding the joint but may not directly address the joint itself. Furthermore, individuals with the following conditions should refrain from undergoing IASTM therapy:

  • Bone fractures
  • An active type of cancer
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD), a circulatory condition which decreases blood flow to the arms or legs
  • Diabetic Neuropathy, a type of nerve damage which can occur with diabetes

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"I've been under the care of Dr. Chitra for the past two years, and I can't express enough how grateful I am for her expertise. Working in a warehouse involves constant heavy lifting, and Dr. Chitra has been instrumental in keeping my back in great shape. Her skillful approach and dedication has helped me tremendously. I highly recommend Dr. Chitra for anyone seeking effective and compassionate chiropractic care."

Corey Burgos

Path to Wellness Clinic of Chiropractic

3535 Hwy 17 Suite 11

Fleming Island, FL 32003