In February, the Mary Rutan Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy staff completed a 2-day Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) course.
IASTM is a manual based treatment utilizing metal tools which can help alleviate a variety symptoms such as limited motion, pain, and muscle recruitment issues. The process introduces micro trauma and produces an inflammatory response, resulting in increased blood flow which can help facilitate remodeling of the affected tissues. Our therapists have begun to incorporate this new technique with taping and corrective exercises in order to make lasting changes.
Our therapists had a great time learning together in both an educational and team-building environment!