Instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization, also known as IASTM, is a technique used to detect and treat soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries include areas where muscles, tendons, and ligaments have become damaged resulting in the body creating scar tissue or adhesions as part of the healing process. If these damaged areas do not heal it can result in increased pain, lack of strength and flexibility, and potentially lead to a compressed nerve.
Football season is right around the corner, and with it comes the rather recent interest in concussion safety. In the last few years, the lasting effects of concussions and cumulative brain injuries have burst into the spotlight, highlighted by the Will Smith movie, Concussion. A concussion is defined by Mayo Clinic as a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function