Do you live in the Colorado Springs area and experience pain brought on from surgeries, sprains or strains? Then IASTM therapy might be the answer for you!
What Is IASTM?
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), otherwise known as the Graston Technique, is a manual therapy approach that treats musculoskeletal injuries. This technique helps reduce pain and improves function to your overall body while allowing you to continue with your everyday activities. Living in Colorado Springs, this is especially important.
IASTM uses medical grade stainless steel tools to help improve injured areas of your body by putting pressure on areas chiropractors otherwise couldn’t. The tools are also frictionless which allows them to move comfortably while breaking up scar tissue.
Therapists effectively treat patients by pressing the round stainless tools against damaged tissue and help break down scar tissue/adhesions thereby allowing the tissue to begin its healing process.
So, can IASTM therapy help you?
6 Conditions That IASTM Technique is Used For:
- Pulled hamstring
- Fascial tension & densification
- Tight hip flexors
- Shin splints
- Sprains & strains
- Shoulder pain
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Among many others
3 Reason to Try IASTM For Pain Relief
Reducing your need for anti-inflammatory medicines
IASTM techniques have shown to significantly reduce pain and improve function in various clinical trials. With less pain comes less need for anti-inflammatory medicines, which can lead to multiple side effects causing various health problems down the road.
Decreases Soreness (DOMS) Muscle Pain
Although you may not initially know what DOMS stands for, if you’ve ever played a sport or pushed yourself hard at the gym and felt sore days later, then you’ve experienced DOMS.
DOMS stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and it’s the achy feeling you feel after a hard workout. IASTM works by helping the body heal itself by breaking down the tissue and allowing it to start healing. For this reason, IASTM therapy is a highly prefered treatment for many athletes.
Decreasing overall amount of physical therapy treatment you’ll need
IASTM, specifically targets soft tissue which makes for a faster time in rehabilitation. As we’ve said before, IASTM works by breaking down the tissue and facilitating the healing process to begin. With IASTM you can expect to experience faster rehabilitation periods from the most minor to the most major/chronic muscle strains.
IASTM Therapy in Colorado Springs
Do you have any of the conditions listed above? Is living your daily life hard?
IASTM has helped patients that have been living in chronic pain for years, even decades. If you’re living in constant pain, see if IASTM therapy is the right choice for you and let it help you restore your quality of life. Start enjoying life again without muscle pain.
Contact Whole Health Chiropractic in Colorado Springs and book an appointment to see if IASTM Therapy can help you today!