IASTM In South Pasadena

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Recover Mobility Through IASTM Treatment in South Pasadena

If old injuries or athletic overuse continue compromising your movement years later through lingering soft tissue dysfunction, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) offered by Purpose Physical Therapy provides a targeted solution. Certified specialists use patented stainless steel tools to meticulously breakdown scar tissue and restrictions for lasting relief.

Compassionate Manual Therapy Focused on Patient Goals

At our South Pasadena facility, we view mobility as a human right central to health and happiness that our compassionate therapists feel honored to help patients reclaim on their personal terms after setbacks from past traumas. With consistent patience and care, our skilled IASTM providers combine clinical expertise with solution-focused support so anyone struggling with avoidable movement limitations can eventually transcend beliefs of “I’ll just have to live with it” into “I can achieve better function again” through precise treatment.

Customized IASTM Treatment Programs in South Pasadena

During thorough hands-on evaluations, your clinician locates dysfunctional zones characterized by:

  • Painful muscle stiffness and density
  • Tenderness over joint connective tissues
  • Thickened, knotted scar tissue bands
  • Limited joint play or flexibility

These assessment findings combined with your medical history and previous failed interventions allows customized protocols leveraging combinations of:

  • Patented stainless steel IASTM tools to breakdown adhesions
  • Targeted stretching and corrective exercises
  • Joint manipulation techniques
  • Movement pattern retraining
  • Nutritional support

We continually track progress through improved mobility, reduced irritation and enhanced functional performance.

When IASTM Treatment in South Pasadena Is Most Effective

Our soft tissue programs effectively treat common conditions including:

  • Chronic tendonitis – Achilles, patellar, elbow
  • Trigger points knotting muscles
  • Post-surgical scar tissue dysfunction
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Adhesive capsulitis/frozen shoulders
  • Cumulative trauma disorders like carpal tunnel
  • Golfer’s/Tennis elbow
  • Tight IT bands, hamstrings, hip flexors
  • Limited shoulder mobility

Essentially anyone dealing with reduced flexibility, joint play or coordination caused by past injury or overuse scarring finds lasting restoration of sliding soft tissue capacities and relief from nagging stiffness or pain preventing active participation through IASTM.

The Proof Is In Our Outstanding Patient Results

Our excellent outcomes treating common mobility-limiting conditions include:

Lasting Pain Relief
Precisely targeting irritable dysfunction underneath the skin deactivates TrPs and areas radiating referred pain when other approaches underperform.

Restored Flexibility and ROM
Realigning disorganized collagen matrices between muscular compartments allows sliding mobility to resume between tissues enhancing movement freedom long term.

Expedited Healing
Meticulously breaking up scar tissue while sparking fresh blood flow restarts sluggish recovery for nagging issues despite prior failed modalities.

Improved Biomechanics
Releasing movement-impairing adhesions reduces compensation patterns, reinforces efficient muscle sequencing, and resilience across sporting or repetitive occupational demands.

I was referred to Dr. Sarah by my Chiropractor and I’m so grateful! The staff and environment at Purpose Physical Therapy are inviting and emotionally and physically uplifting. The knowledge shared and caring treatment lead to better mobility and overall good health. Thank you.

Joan Crane

Sarah was amazing. I came down for the holidays and needed a few sessions while on vacation after getting a full knee replacement in November. She was knowledgeable, innovative, and kind. She really listened and gave great exercises that I will continue to do after my vacation ends. The entire staff was friendly and the space was very clean. Highly recommend!! 

Kendra Styke

Spotlight On Our Certified Physical Therapy Specialists

Through rigorous specialized training and years of experience skillfully administering IASTM methods on patients, your expert clinician Sarah Cooke understands the nuances of appropriate tool selection, correct angle approach to achieve desired vectors through layered tissue, and perfect pressure calibration to yield optimal mechanical and neurogenic release benefits without over-compressing tissues. Patients consistently praise the compassionate communication, thoughtful expertise and lasting mobility improvements offered during IASTM treatment sessions facilitated by our South Pasadena specialists. Experience why we lead providers in helping patients surpass plateaus.

IASTM Technique FAQs

How does IASTM compare to other friction-based techniques?
While therapies like Graston and Astym share concepts with IASTM, the proprietary instrumentation and training for each impart unique compression and shear planes optimally affecting tissues based on physics. Our therapists select appropriate ideal tools per patient.

Who shouldn’t receive IASTM?
Those taking blood thinners face higher bleeding risks with IASTM. Other contraindications include contagious skin conditions, superficial thrombophlebitis, active cancer, pregnancy and osteoporosis. We determine safety during consultations.

When will I feel the results?
Most patients experience some acute symptomatic relief but certain underlying conditions require a few repeated sessions to fully unwind dysfunction and motor amnesia. Your therapist establishes reasonable expectations.

What does IASTM treatment feel like?
Some initial discomfort may occur as tools break down adhesions but improved comfort follows. Mild muscle soreness occasionally follows positive sessions but resolves quickly as tissues regenerate stronger.

About The Author

Imagine overcoming limitations and regaining your physical strength. Ken Clark, a physical therapist & co-founder in physical therapy, has helped countless individuals like you do just that. Practicing at Purpose Physical Therapy in South Pasadena, Ken Clark believes in tailored care and utilizes innovative techniques to create unique solutions for each patient’s journey.

Explore IASTM in South Pasadena to Resolve Lingering Mobility Limitations

If years spent managing pain or mobility issues related to old injuries, overuse trauma or surgical scars has led to discouragement after attempting various treatment avenues without experiencing satisfactory relief, Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) could provide the targeted solution finally needed for lasting improvements beyond medications, general stretching protocols or massage alone.

Our advanced assessment tools precisely pinpoint the layered adhesions and restrictions underlying persistent discomfort and mobility losses that basic modalities often can’t fully reach in order to reset joint dynamics. By methodically breaking down dysfunction, realigning disorganized collagen, and reprogramming reflexive guarding using patented instruments, IASTM reestablishes an optimal healing environment for nerves, vessels and connective tissues to remodel stronger so you can participate freely again.

Request an Appointment With Us Today!

Contact Purpose Physical Therapy in South Pasadena today to schedule an evaluation examining how IASTM techniques can best be incorporated into your care plan to pragmatically address residual limitations hindering rehabilitation progress so you can enjoy lasting comfort on your own terms. Our physical therapy experts eagerly await collaborating to help you transcend setbacks.