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Easton residents learn about Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques

Do you have aches and pains that just won’t go away with traditional methods of stretching or adjustments? Drs. Robert Smith and Kevin Bailey of Chiropractic Whole Health in Easton are proud to offer Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) techniques to help the healing process.

IASTM uses specialized instruments to complement manual therapy and rehabilitation. These simple, yet effective techniques are designed to relieve stress and pain.

Techniques offered

Dr. Rob and Dr. Kevin may use one of several IASTM techniques, depending upon your needs. Some of the techniques include:

  • Graston technique - This protocol uses specific instruments and therapeutic exercise to detect and treat soft tissue fibrosis and chronic inflammation.

  • Active Release Therapy - ART manipulates soft tissue to reduce stress placed on joints and nerves. Patients who are experiencing adhesions or scar tissue accumulation greatly benefit from ART.

  • Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation - FAKTR is a concept, not a technique. Research and techniques have been combined to create a protocol treating the kinetic chain of joints and segments while also using rehabilitative exercises. This protocol is effective at treating musculoskeletal system disorders and complicated soft-tissue injuries.

  • Gua Sha - This ancient Chinese medical treatment involves scraping the skin to release unhealthy elements and to promote blood flow and healing.

Each of these techniques decreases the overall amount of treatment time required, can address chronic conditions, and reduces the need for medication. Each is an effective way to treat specific disorders or problems. Dr. Rob and Dr. Kevin will determine which IASTM techniques will best serve your needs in order to create a specialized plan geared to you.

Stop living with tissue and muscle pain. To learn more about Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, contact Chiropractic Whole Health in Easton today. 610-438-2015

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