Boost Your Recovery with Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Recovery is a process. That is something you may not realize until you’ve sustained a major injury. Here at Wisconsin Family & Sport Chiropractic, we can help Mequon, WI, residents who want to speed up that process.
We can utilize various approaches to help speed up your recovery. One method that we are eager to discuss is known as instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization or IASTM. It may be the approach you need to help get your recovery back on track. Read on to see if IASTM could be useful for your recovery.
What Is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization?
When you sustain a serious injury, you may also sustain a large cut in your skin. As your wound recovers, scar tissue may start to form over it. You may also get scar tissue from undergoing a surgical procedure.
Although the formation of scar tissue is a sign that you’re recovering, it can also be a hindrance. Scar tissue can hamper your movement. Instead of being able to use your shoulder normally, it may be stuck in place due to all the scar tissue. IASTM helps provide a solution for that problem.
The instruments being used by a chiropractor from our practice can effectively induce a response from the tissue beneath your scar. In response to the instrument, your body may gradually reduce the scar tissue in that area. Soon enough, the amount of scar tissue remaining may no longer affect you or be visible.
Is IASTM Only Useful for Dealing with Scar Tissue?
Even though instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization is often used to get around issues caused by scar tissue, it is more versatile than that.
For instance, a strained ligament somewhere inside your body may be actively causing you discomfort. A chiropractor from our practice may have tried to use massage techniques to alleviate the discomfort it’s causing, but the ligament may still be causing trouble.
In that case, IASTM could prove very helpful to you. The instruments used to administer that form of treatment can effectively target soft tissue to provide pain relief. It provides the localized treatment you need.
Experience the Relief That Only IASTM Can Provide
If other pain-relieving methods have not provided the comfort you’re seeking, it may be time for you to give instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization a try. Here at Wisconsin Family & Sport Chiropractic, we help administer IASTM to all Mequon, WI, residents who need it. Call us at (262) 236-9489 today.