Amazing IASTM Results! - Shoulder Treatment with M2T-Blade - By Master Instructor Ricki Porter
Check out our master IASTM M2T-Blade instructor assess and treat shoulder issue in the video
Current research identifies a few soft tissue therapy techniques for treating pain and increasing ROM including myofascial release, active release technique, and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM).4 All of these techniques are backed by similar theoretical bases and utilize application procedures that involve multiple treatment directions to treat fascial disfigurement. One key differentiating factor that sets IASTM apart is the utilization of a tool or instrument that provides the clinician with a mechanical advantage. These instruments help to provide clinicians with the ability to apply a greater amount of force to the tissues while minimizing stress to the clinician’s own hands and joints.McMurray et al states that IASTM can be used for immediate improvements in ROM and can have a positive impact on degraded tissue.Another potential advantage of IASTM is that it may produce improvements in ROM and function in shorter individual treatment periods than other methods of manual therapy. There have been several studies that address the relationship between ROM deficits and overhead injuries; however, it is unclear which interventions are most effective for restoring ROM to normative ranges.