Managing meniscus tears with ISTM

Managing meniscus tears with ISTM

A tear of a meniscus occurs when one or more fibrocartilage strips in the knee ruptures. Meniscus tears are a common knee injury. There are two common causes of a meniscus tear.


Treatment of axillary web syndrome using instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and thoracic manipulation for associated thoracic rotation dysfunction
Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

There is a paucity of research that investigates physical therapy management for patients with axillary web syndrome (AWS) and thoracic rotation dysfunction. The purpose of this case report is to describe the management of a patient with AWS and thoracic rotation dysfunction using an impairment-based approach that includes instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), thoracic manipulation, and stretching.

Efficacy of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization in comparison to gastrocnemius-soleus stretching for dorsiflexion range of motion: A randomized controlled trial
Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

To determine the efficacy of IASTM of the gastrocnemius-soleus complex in comparison to a traditional stretching intervention on dorsiflexion ROM

Effectiveness of Manual Therapy and Stretching for Baseball Players With Shoulder Range of Motion Deficits

Effectiveness of Manual Therapy and Stretching for Baseball Players With Shoulder Range of Motion Deficits
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Baseball players displaying deficits in shoulder range of motion (ROM) are at increased risk of arm injury. Currently, there is a lack of consensus regarding the best available treatment options to restore shoulder ROM.


4 Ways to Improve Your Performance as an Athlete
Técnica Gavilán

As an athlete, you are constantly looking for ways to improve your performance. Whether this means shaving seconds off your running time, increasing your endurance, adding to your muscle mass or some other measuring point, there are some basics that you can implement to help you reach the particular goal you have in mind.

How ISTM Tools Can Improve Physical Therapy
Técnica Gavilán

As professionals, physical therapists have numerous tools at their disposal to help their patients. From exercise balls and bands to treadmills and a variety of specific exercises, physical therapists make use of strategies that have been around for a long time, as well as those that are more modern.

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