Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy (IASST)
Instrument-assisted soft tissue therapy are techniques utilized to help mobilize soft tissues, increae blood
flow and break down facsial adhesions (scar tissue). We utilize the folloing IASST:
Graston Technique utilizes a special stainless steel instrument to detect, treat and stimulate areas with
inflammation or fibrosis.
Cupping Technique is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the
skin; mobilizing blood flow in order to promote healing. Suction is created using a hand pump.
Myofacsial Release Therapy (MRT)
This technique involves more than 500 soft tissue and movement-based massage therapy strategies that aim to relieve muscle problems, fascia, nerve issues and pain/stiffness in tendons and ligaments. It can also help with conditions like headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatic, shin splints, tennis elbow and essentially any health problem stemming from muscle overuse.
Overused muscles can lead to thick scar tissue that binds up, ties down and stiffens areas that
require movement. Once this scar tissue begins to worsen, the surrounding muscles become weaker, nerves can get trapped and tendonitis can result. A decreased range of motion will also be experienced, resulting in a loss of strength in the area and they may experience discomfort or pain. MRT sessions can help.
MRT sessions combine clinical examinations and treatment. Each one is customized to the specific problems of the individual at the time of the exam.
Rock Tape Therapy
Rock Taping is a technique that is used to reduce muscle pain and inflammation, as well as relax, activate and support muscles. Taping is typically used in the acute stages, when a client is experienced inflamed or tight muscles. This technique can also be an effective way to maintain muscle tone and flexibility. For this reason, it is a popular service with professional athletes and
runners. We are happy to offer taping for our athletes.
As a whole, taping can be used to:
Activate and re-educate muscles
Optimize muscle performance
Promote improved circulation
Promote faster healing
Reduce pain and inflammation
Pain Relief Therapy
Myofacsial Trigger Point Therapy
This can be performed by manually manipulating these myofascial tissues. Myofascial trigger points cause pain and inflammation that result from chronic muscle tension and restrictive adhesions that reduce proper muscle function and circulation.
The aim of trigger point therapy is to alleviate the pain cycle by breaking up adhesions in the myofascial network and stretching muscles to restore them to their original length.
Adjunctive Therapies for Pain Relief
Uses ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation (EMS), moist heat, cold packs, and TENS.