IASTM (Graston)

  • It was Formerly believed that this set of techniques using tools was for breaking up scar tissue, which encouraged a far too aggressive approach and causes unnecessary tissue trauma
  • Although there is mechanical effects (increased blood flow, proliferation of fibroblasts which can facilitate quicker tissue healing), the effect on the nervous system is where we find the most benefits
  • These techniques ultimately work by stimulating the nervous system allowing for a quick reset which reduces pain to provide you the ability to move and train proper movement/mechanics