IASTM injury prevention

Save Your Hands With IASTM

Do soft tissue work and manual therapy techniques leave your hands aching at the end of the day? Pain in the thumb resulting from overuse is the second most common reason for a physiotherapist or chiropractor to miss work. Using a tool to perform Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) gives the practitioner a mechanical advantage[…]

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Improve Shoulder Mobility With IASTM

Tight Shoulders? Try IASTM. Pitchers and catchers officially start workouts this week, so we can finally start getting excited for baseball season! We thought it would be a good time to highlight a recent study that looked at the effect of IASTM treatment on the shoulders of baseball players. This paper published in the International[…]

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Recover Faster With IASTM

How Does IASTM Improve Recovery? This week’s blog post reviews the research and mechanism behind improving healing and recovery time after soft tissue injury using Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). After a  soft tissue injury, the healing process can be facilitated by a small and controlled amount of trauma applied to the affected area by a[…]

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IASTM for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

IASTM for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a characterized by tingling, burning, pain or weakness in the areas supplied by the median nerve, particularly over the thumb, index, and middle fingers and radiating up the arm. It is caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel.[…]

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How Does IASTM Help Recovery

A Proposed Healing Mechanism Behind IASTM Treatment When the soft tissue of the body becomes mechanically overloaded through trauma, repetitive strain, etc, the cellular environment around those tissues can become damaged (Standley 2007). This environment called the extracellular matrix must be repaired to allow our tissues to properly function once again (Hammer 2008). After a[…]

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How we make our IASTM tools.

Take a Look Inside Our IASTM Tools Workshop Our IASTM tools are proudly designed and manufactured in Canada. Step 1: Each of our IASTM tools begins as a solid plate of 3/16″, surgical 304 grade stainless steel. This steel is incredibly strong, and will not corrode, rust, or stain with repetitive use. We use 3/16″ thickness[…]

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IASTM Tools Common Conditions

Which conditions respond well to IASTM tools? Many musculoskeletal conditions may respond favourably to treatment with IASTM tools. Manual therapists including chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, athletic trainers regularly treat many of the following injuries in the clinic on a daily basis. Often these conditions are managed with some form of manual therapy and rehabilitation. If you are[…]