5 common injuries where IASTM helps
Educational resource, boneandjointburden.org recently estimated that each year 50 percent of Americans, ages 18 and older, will receive some type of muscoskelatal injury that lasts longer than three months. To combat the growing number of patients in 2012 there was a 36 percent increase in the available physical therapist jobs. The increase in jobs has led to an increase in the research for improving a patient's rehabilitation success rate.
Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a fast growing treatment that is favored by physical therapists throughout the country. IASTM is designed to help patients improve mobility, induce specific swelling to improve pain levels, reduce the healing time for many soft tissue injuries and speed along recovery post surgery.
Case report: Successful treatment of a guitarist with a finger joint injury using IASTM
Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Finger injuries are common and can greatly affect a musician’s quality of life. A 55-year-old man, who had injured the proximal interphalangeal joint of the left index finger 6 months prior to any intervention, was treated with a manual therapy approach incorporating instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Initial examination findings included self-reported pain and functional limitations and physical impairments that significantly impeded his ability to play the acoustic guitar. He was treated once a week for 6 weeks with IASTM, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, and ice massage. Additionally, a home exercise program and self-care instructions were provided.
Feasibility of using the patient-reported outcomes measurement information system in academic health centers
Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
The purpose of this study was to test the utility of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System as a resource for collecting data on patient-reported outcomes within academic health centers at a chiropractic college; and, to describe changes in PRO following pragmatic chiropractic care incorporating instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization on pain symptoms.
I attended the Técnica Gavilán course in Tokyo, Japan. It's not a sit and listen course but a hands on brains on thinking and experiencing the method to truly learn the method. Makes you think how to apply to benefit your patients and clients. Good course great tools!
— Alex Sugai
We have had Gary Lang's instruction regarding Gavilán instruments in evidence-based research in the Practice of Therapeutic Modalities class for six hours for the last three years. He has professionally demonstrated our graduate students the knowledge of the special instruments including applications, indication, and contraindication with hands-on experience. All students have well had hands-on practice with their partner during the class. He has also explained the concept of fascia how they functionally connect our body. His workshop experience sufficiently helps our graduate students enhance their clinical competencies.
— Masaaki Tsuruike Ph.D., ATC
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