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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a soft tissue treatment technique that is often used in conjunction with muscle release therapy. It uses specifically designed stainless steel instruments to help our Chiropractor identify and break down scar tissue within the musculoskeletal system.

The goal of IASTM is to separate and break down scar tissue, as well as stretch connective tissue and muscle fibres. Using a cross-friction massage, rubbing against the grain of the scar tissue, our chiropractor re-introduces very small amounts of trauma to the affected area. This temporarily causes inflammation in the local area, which thereby increases the rate and amount of blood flow in and around the area. This process helps initiate and promote the healing process of the affected soft tissues.

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