Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice

Integrative Medicine Specialists & Naturopathic Physician specialists located in Norwalk, CT

If you are seeking a comprehensive approach to relieve pain and improve mobility, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) may be the solution for you. At Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice in Norwalk, Connecticut, our naturopathic physician, Dr. Giovanni A. Nelson, ND, offers IASTM treatments to address various musculoskeletal conditions. IASTM, also known as Graston or Gua Sha, can enhance your overall well-being by reducing inflammation, breaking down scar tissue, and promoting healing. Contact us or schedule an IASTM consultation online today.

IASTM Q & A

What is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)?

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a manual therapy technique that uses specialized tools to apply controlled microtrauma to soft tissues. This stimulates a healing response, reduces pain, and improves mobility. IASTM is effective for treating chronic and acute soft tissue injuries, promoting faster recovery and enhanced physical function.

What conditions can IASTM treat?

IASTM, with its targeted approach, addresses a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions by breaking down scar tissue and promoting healing. At our practice, our naturopathic doctor uses IASTM to treat:

  • Relieving muscle tension
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Addressing repetitive strain injuries
  • Relieving chronic pain
  • Enhancing recovery from surgery
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Reducing scar tissue (fascial adhesions)
  • Managing sports injuries
  • Treating plantar fasciitis
  • Alleviating tendonitis
  • Relieving muscle tension
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Addressing repetitive strain injuries
  • Relieving chronic pain
  • Enhancing recovery from surgery
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Reducing scar tissue (fascial adhesions)
  • Managing sports injuries
  • Treating plantar fasciitis
  • Alleviating tendonitis

The team at our clinic may incorporate IASTM alongside other treatments such as joint manipulation, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle modifications to effectively treat your specific condition and improve overall function.

What can I expect during an IASTM visit?

During an IASTM visit, you can expect a thorough and personalized approach to your musculoskeletal concerns. Your naturopathic doctor will begin with a detailed discussion about your health history, symptoms, and specific areas of pain or discomfort. This initial assessment helps in identifying the root causes of your issues.

Next, the doctor will perform a physical examination and use specialized IASTM tools to apply controlled pressure to the affected areas. The treatment may cause mild discomfort or redness, which is a normal response and indicates the treatment's effectiveness.

After the treatment, you may experience immediate relief or a gradual improvement in your symptoms. The doctor will also provide you with aftercare instructions and may recommend complementary therapies to support your overall recovery and well-being.

What will IASTM do for my health?

IASTM can significantly improve your overall health by enhancing soft tissue function and reducing pain. You may experience increased mobility, reduced inflammation, and improved physical performance as a result of this treatment. Some patients also notice a decrease in muscle tension and a faster recovery from injuries.

After your IASTM session, you can continue with your regular activities while following any specific aftercare instructions provided by your doctor. Some individuals may notice initial adjustments as their body begins to heal and adapt to the treatment.

To determine how IASTM can specifically benefit your health, please contact Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice or book an appointment online today.

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Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice
9 Mott Ave, Suite 203
Second Floor
Norwalk, CT 06850

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Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Healing Duo Integrative Family Medical Practice, Norwalk, CT
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