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Fit2Perform believes in the power of touch and they know how important it is for recovery and injury prevention. Although every PT session is individualized to meet the client’s need, it is safe to say that most all PT visits have a component of manual therapy incorporated into the session. Manual therapy includes any hands on technique; massage, stretching, joint mobilization, IASTM, cupping, percussion massager and more.
What is IASTM?
Erin uses Hawk Grips tools to perform Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). While hands are a physical therapists greatest tool, some tissues, like fascia, is best manipulated with a tool that allow a therapist to feel the underlying tissue adhesions or restrictions. IASTM causes a remodeling effect, referred to as ‘controlled microtrauma’ in research, within the soft tissue structures. As a result, individuals experience increased range of motion and reduced pain from the improved tissue function and mobility.