Do you have chronically tight muscles, joints?
Fibrosis or adhesion in your soft tissues?
History of chronic injuries?
This technique utilizes specialty hand-held instruments to perform soft tissue procedures to increase circulation, relax tissue, and break up scar and adhesion in muscles and around joints.
This in turn allows the injured or chronically damaged tissue the best chance to function better and heal. The most well-known instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique (IASTM) is Graston Technique, however the popularity and efficacy of this form of therapy has led to the creation of many others. Similar techniques were employed for centuries in the Asian culture and went by the name, Gua Sha (Guasha). IASTM is employed by many special trained practitioners on elite and amateur athletes, and by professional teams in providing accelerated rehab and support to their players.
At Crux, IASTM is used to restore normal and unrestricted range of motion and then active Functional Rehabilitation is used to correct muscle imbalances and secure lasting changes.
Conditions treated with Graston / IASTM
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Acute Ankle Sprains
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Ankle Sprains
- Hip Pain
- IT Band Syndrome
- Joint Swelling
- Ligament Sprains
- Medial Epicondylitis, Lateral Epicondylitis
- Muscle Strains
- Musculoskeletal Imbalances
- Myofascial Pain and Restrictions
- Neck Pain
- Non-Acute Bursitis
- Patellar Tendinitis
- Plantar Fascitis
- Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
- Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- Scars (Surgical, Traumatic)
- Shin Splints
- Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis
- Trigger Finger