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Get the same treatment Olympic Athletes use for their injuries and see why patients get better faster. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) Techniques are becoming increasingly popular among athletes and patients alike as it facilitates accelerated healing for many soft tissue injuries. IASTM works like a standard massage, but specialized instruments are used in place of a therapist's hands. These instruments allow more direct treatment of the soft tissues involved with movement.

IASTM Technique is one of our favorite soft tissue therapies at Harris Chiropractic and Dr. Jeff Harris is one of the best trained chiropractors in the Treasure Valley with this technique. We will use stainless steel instruments to help break up fibrous adhesions and knots in your muscles.  This therapy is extremely popular with anyone that has sprains, strains, aches, and pains.  Whether you're an elite athlete like Michael Phelps, or a computer nerd stuck behind a desk all day, you will love how this technique helps. 

IASTM instruments make it easier to detect and treat fascial dysfunction by magnifying the abnormalities (scars, restrictions and adhesions) in the fascia which makes it easier to locate the area to treat. Using a tool focuses the force through an area smaller than a finger which allows less friction and a more efficient treatment. The goal is to trigger an inflammatory healing response which will stimulate the production of new collagen and proper, functional, pain-free healing. Harris Chiropractic includes instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization as one of their many hands-on, non-invasive treatment options

Benefits of IASTM

  • Decreases overall time of treatment

  • Allows faster rehabilitation/recovery

  • Reduces need for anti-inflammatory medication

  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent

  • Clients can continue to engage in everyday activities

Common Issues Treated

  • Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)

  • Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)

  • Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)

  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis (shoulder pain)

  • Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)

  • Achilles Tendinitis (ankle pain)

  • Scar Tissue

  • Trigger Finger

  • Shin Splints

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