IASTM In Tarrytown

Our team of specialists uses instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). This is a manual technique used by physical therapists. Our physical therapists use special metal or stone tools to gently scrape and move the skin, fascia, tendons, and muscles to reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing.

IASTM is likely to be beneficial for you if you are living with a chronic or painful condition. We can help you learn more about this technique by scheduling an appointment with one of our physical therapists.

How Can I Find Out if IASTM is Right for Me?

It is possible that you are wondering if IASTM might be right for your needs. IASTM can treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Pain in the back
  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Achilles tendonitis/Heel pain
  • Myofascial pain, restrictions
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Chronic joint swelling due to sprains/strains
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Scarring from post-surgical or traumatic procedures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Trigger finger
  • IT band syndrome

What Can I Expect From IASTM in Tarrytown?

Although manual therapy is done with the hands, there are many benefits to using tools in addition to hands. The specialized instruments can be used to effectively reduce scar tissue and connective tissue restrictions. These instruments can also be used to aid physical therapists in finding and treating affected areas more accurately.

An IASTM-trained physical therapy therapist can use a variety of pressures and speeds to perform this particular technique. The pressures and speeds are used to either stimulate a contraction (also called turning a muscle on) or to inhibit it (also known as turning a muscle off).

A mild inflammatory response can occur when you apply pressure via IASTM to the affected muscles, ligaments, or tendons. Although it may seem counterintuitive at first, inflammation is a natural part of the body’s healing process. This allows you to recover faster and get back to your normal life.

IASTM also helps to break down adhesions and scars that may have developed due to an operation, repetitive injury, or immobilization. IASTM helps to break down these scars, allowing functional restoration to take place.

IASTM Has Been Shown to be Helpful With:

  • Moving with pain
  • Problems with muscle recruitment
  • Limited motion
  • Problems with motor control
  • Chronic pain

How Do I Get Started With IASTM in Tarrytown?

Are you experiencing any of the above symptoms? Do you feel pain? Do you find it difficult to do your daily tasks? IASTM might be right for you.

Call our office to make an appointment. One of our physical therapists will help you determine the best treatment plan. Do not suffer from life! Get physical therapy today!

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Myriah is AWESOME! She’s really knowledgeable about the body and has helped me get rid of back and neck pain. She’s really thorough in answering all of my questions, I love that she’s also a trained yoga teacher and has given me tips to incorporate into my practice. Myriah is super friendly, I recommend her to my friends. She is the only doctor I look forward to seeing!