IASTM Performed by Experienced Chiropractors in Wichita, KS
Content reviewed by Dr. Rachel Sparks, DC | FAKTR, Functional and Kinetic Treatement with Rehabilitiation Certified; Graston, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certified
IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) is an advanced therapeutic technique commonly used by experienced chiropractors to release tight muscles and fascia by the use a medical-grade, stainless steel tool “scraped” along the skin.
There are many techniques that utilize some form of stainless steel or rubber-based instrument including Graston, FAKTR, IASTM, ASTYM. Often, these various techniques become referred to as ‘blading’ or ‘scraping’ due to the nature of the techniques.
How Does the IASTM Scraping Tool Work?
The scraping tool works in two different ways: locally and neurologically.
By repeatedly scraping the FAKTR tool along an area, our chiropractors can see tiny red dots called ‘Petechiae.’ Locally, these tiny red dots are an indication that blood is returning to the area.
This local breakdown of the tissue creates a positive, PRO-inflammatory response which induces a healing effect in the tissue by stimulating new collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin comprise our soft tissue structures.
Common Symptoms Relieved Through Chiropractic IASTM
Chiropractic IASTM in Wichita, Kansas, can help reduce and eliminate various neuromuscular pains and problems. Below are some of the common ailments and diagnoses that IASTM can address.
- Neck pain and spasms
- Muscle spasms
- Tight muscles
- Back pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Elbow tendonitis
- Shoulder pain
- Knee pain
- Shin splints
- Hip pain
- Carpal tunnel
Why You Should Choose Our Chiropractors for IASTM
If you are experiencing any of the issues mentioned above, please do not hesitate to call us. Our professional chiropractors in Wichita, KS, can provide you with high-quality chiropractic services that will help reduce your pain, getting you back to your normal routine in no time. If you are looking for trustworthy chiropractors that are highly trained in IASTM, please contact ICT Muscle & Joint Clinic to schedule an IASTM appointment with our expert chiropractic doctors.