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Soft Tissue Techniques, Massage and IASTM in Miami, FL

The soft tissues of your body are prone to injuries that can limit your range of motion and ability to heal properly. At Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy, we incorporate soft tissue techniques, massage, and IASTM into our care plans. These techniques promote healing and rehabilitation for men and women in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas.

Your body uses tiny strands of collagen to heal injuries. On the skin, this can result in scarring due to the random pattern that develops. Within your body, these collagen strands are laid in a similar and rather chaotic fashion. As a result, the bands of collagen can cause tension that results in acute points of pain known as adhesions. Soft tissue techniques, such as massage and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, or IASTM, address these points of pain by correcting the adhesions.

What are Soft Tissue Techniques, Massage, and IASTM?

Soft tissue techniques, massage, and IASTM are manual therapies for the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues. The care plan for these techniques typically involves at-home stretches and exercises to prolong the results.

Benefits of Soft Tissue Techniques, Massage, and IASTM

Physical therapy involving soft tissue techniques, massage, and IASTM aim to:

  • Reduce adhesions that cause points of pain.
  • Restore muscular and joint function.
  • Stretch and lengthen ligaments and muscles.
  • Decrease discomfort.
  • Increase range of motion.
  • Reduce edema and swelling.

How will Soft Tissue Techniques, Massage and IASTM Help Me?

Even though soft tissue techniques, massage, and IASTM are therapeutic in nature, the treatments are also quite relaxing. Our physical therapists use similar techniques as to what you may experience in a spa setting, but with a much more targeted approach in mind. Releasing the tension of the adhesions helps you maintain a broader range of motion.

Physical Therapy with Soft Tissue Techniques, Massage, and IASTM

Soft tissue techniques rely on a trained physical therapist using the hands to pull, push, knead and manipulate the muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.

With IASTM, or instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, the adhesions in the body are treated with a variety of specialized tools. The tools enhance the therapeutic results of soft tissue techniques by reducing therapist hand fatigue and providing a more consistent application of pressure.

Are Soft Tissue Techniques, Massage, and IASTM Covered by My Insurance?

Soft tissue techniques, massage, and IASTM may be covered under your physical therapy benefits, but each insurance policy is different. Our patient coordinator can help you determine your coverage level as well as your out-of-pocket costs.

Soft tissue techniques, massage, and IASTM have brought new options to physical therapy patients who have limited range of motion and require supplemental support after an injury. Advanced Sport and Spine Therapy incorporates soft tissue techniques, massage and IASTM into our patient care to maximize the outcomes of physical therapy. If you live in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale or the surrounding areas, contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if soft tissue techniques, massage, and IASTM are right for you!

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