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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a relatively new trend in the management of scar tissue formation. Scar tissue formation can occur after surgery, traumatic injury or repetitive use. Dr. Lee is certified in the Graston Technique is a cutting edge instrument-assisted, method to diagnose and treat painful muscle, ligament and joint injuries.
What to expect from Graston Technique:
- Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fiber.
- Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern
- Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment)
- Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area
- Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells
- Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity
- Increases body temperature
- Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
- Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (wrist pain)
- Plantar Fasciitis (foot pain)
- Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Rotator Cuff Tendinosis (shoulder pain)
- Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
- Achilles Tendinosis (ankle pain)
- Scar Tissue
- Trigger Finger
- Shin Splints