Instrument-Assisted Mobilization Soft Tissue Therapy

What You Need to Know

Instrument-Assisted Mobilization Soft Tissue Therapy, also known as IASTT or simply Instrument Assisted Therapy, is a relatively new form of manual therapy that utilizes specialized tools to address soft tissue restrictions and imbalances in the body. This technique has been gaining popularity in recent years as an effective alternative or complement to traditional hands-on massage and chiropractic adjustments.

At ChiroFit Studio, we offer Instrument Assisted Mobilization Soft Tissue Therapy as one of our many services to help our clients achieve optimal health and wellness. In this blog post, we will explain what Instrument Assisted Therapy is, how it works, and how it can benefit you.

Instrument-Assisted Mobilization

What is Instrument-Assisted Mobilization?

Instrument-Assisted Mobilization Soft Tissue Therapy involves the use of handheld instruments made of stainless steel or plastic to apply precise and controlled pressure to specific areas of the body. These instruments come in various shapes and sizes and are designed to target different areas and depths of tissue.

 

The instruments are used to detect and break down scar tissue, adhesions, and other soft tissue restrictions that can cause pain, limited range of motion, and decreased flexibility. This technique allows for more efficient and effective treatment compared to traditional hands-on massage, as the instruments can penetrate deeper into the tissue without causing excessive pressure or discomfort.

How does Instrument Assisted Therapy work?

Instrument Assisted Therapy works by targeting areas of the body that have soft tissue restrictions or imbalances. During a session, the therapist will use the instrument to scan the affected area and identify areas of tension and tightness. They will then use the instrument to apply controlled pressure and friction to the affected area, which can help to break down adhesions and scar tissue and promote healing.

The therapist will also use the instrument to stretch and mobilize the affected tissue, which can help to improve the range of motion and flexibility. The therapist may use a variety of techniques, such as scraping, cupping, and rubbing, to achieve the desired results.

What are the benefits of Instrument-Assisted Mobilization Soft Tissue Therapy?

Instrument Assisted Therapy offers a range of benefits for individuals dealing with soft tissue restrictions and imbalances. Some of the key benefits of this technique include:

  • Pain relief: Instrument Assisted Therapy can help to reduce pain and discomfort caused by soft tissue restrictions and imbalances.
  • Improved range of motion and flexibility: By breaking down scar tissue and adhesions, Instrument Assisted Therapy can improve the range of motion and flexibility in the affected area.
  • Enhanced athletic performance: Instrument Assisted Therapy can help to improve athletic performance by reducing muscle tension and improving range of motion.
  • Faster recovery from injuries: By promoting healing and reducing inflammation, Instrument Assisted Therapy can help individuals recover from injuries more quickly.
  • Improved circulation: Instrument Assisted Therapy can help to improve circulation in the affected area, which can promote healing and reduce inflammation.

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How Can ChiroFit Studio Help with Instrument-Assisted Mobilization?

At ChiroFit Studio, we offer Instrument Assisted Mobilization Soft Tissue Therapy as one of our many services to help our clients achieve optimal health and wellness. Our licensed and experienced therapists are trained in the latest techniques and use state-of-the-art equipment to provide safe and effective treatment.

We work with each client to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals. Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or simply looking to improve your athletic performance, we can help.

In addition to Instrument Assisted Therapy, we offer a range of other services to help our clients achieve optimal health and wellness. These services include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and more.

Conclusion

Instrument-Assisted Mobilization Soft Tissue Therapy is a highly effective technique for treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. It involves the use of specialized tools to identify and treat areas of soft tissue restriction, providing targeted relief from pain and tension. At ChiroFit Studio in Chatsworth, California, our skilled practitioners are trained in the use of several different IASTT techniques and are dedicated to providing personalized care for each patient’s unique needs. If you are seeking relief from chronic pain or discomfort, contact ChiroFit Studio to schedule an appointment and experience the benefits of IASTT for yourself.

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