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Do You Have Chronic Pain? IASTM Can Help You Manage Your Discomfort

At Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy, we use instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) as a manual treatment at our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapy clinic. Specific plastic or metal tools to gently move and scrape across the skin to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

Click here to make an appointment with one of our licensed physical therapists today to learn more about how this technique can help you!

How Does IASTM Work?

An IASTM-trained physical therapist will use a variety of different speeds and pressures when practicing this particular procedure, and it will be dependent on the essence of your condition and your individual needs.

These strategies were created to help physical therapists more precisely locate and treat afflicted areas. IASTM utilizes specialized devices that can break down connective tissue limitations as well as scar tissue. The different speeds and pressures induce or prohibit muscular contraction.

A minor inflammatory response is generated when particular levels of pressure are given to the afflicted muscles, tendons, or ligaments through IASTM. Although it may seem counterintuitive, inflammation promotes the body’s natural healing mechanism, allowing you to recover and return to your life more quickly!

IASTM has been proven to help with:

  • Pain with movement

  • Muscle recruitment issues

  • Limited motion

  • Motor control issues


What Conditions Can IASTM Treat?

You may be wondering if IASTM is right for you. The best way to find out for sure is by visiting Wisconsin Orthopedic Physical Therapy in Wauwatosa, WI for an appointment.

Your physical therapist will be able to help determine whether it is the best fit, however, there are several conditions that this kind of treatment can aid in healing, such as:

  • Rotator cuff tendonitis

  • Patellar tendonitis

  • Back pain

  • Neck pain

  • Hip pain

  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow

  • Post-surgical and traumatic scars

  • Heel pain/Achilles tendonitis

  • Trigger finger

  • IT band syndrome

  • Muscle strains

  • Bursitis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Myofascial pain and restrictions

  • Ligament sprains

  • Shin splints

  • Chronic joint swelling associated with sprains/strains

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Muscle imbalances


Are You Ready To Try IASTM Treatment?

If you have been looking for pain treatment and/or are suffering from one of the aforementioned chronic pain problems, injuries, or symptoms, know that you are not alone.

With IASTM, you can get back to living an enjoyable life. To learn more and schedule your first consultation, please contact our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapy clinic at (414) 763-2941. We cannot wait to show you the advantages of this incredible technology!

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