Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial Release Therapy is a treatment for skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscle and improving blood and lymphatic circulation.
Fascia is a thin connective tissue that surrounds most internal structures in the human body including muscles. It protects and supports these structures. Theories propose that this connective tissue can become restricted, due to overuse, trauma, inactivity and result in pain, muscle tension and decreased blood flow.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
IASTM uses a hard-edged instrument made of metal, plastic or ceramic to add shearing stress to soft tissue in order to enhance the body’s healing response. The ability to focus mechanical force along a small contact surface to your target tissue, and do so with a relatively high level of comfort for both the patient and treating therapist, is one of the best features of this technique.
Not only are the instruments useful for transferring force to the target tissues, they’re very effective in providing feedback regarding tissue irregularities, since the tool will resonate or vibrate as if you have driven over a rough patch of road in a sports car with a stiff suspension, versus a car with under-inflated tires and a soft suspension. This quality of the IASTM tools allows the treating therapist to focus on areas of tissue restrictions. Source: Hawkgrips.com
Dr. Ciara Cappo DC 11620 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 710 Los Angeles, CA 90025 #310-689-8135