Muscle Adhesions: Are They Getting in the Way of Your Athletic Performance?

Krista BugdenIASTM, Mobility & Recovery, Pain ReliefLeave a Comment

“Muscle adhesion.” You may have heard the term in your physical therapist’s or doctor’s office. Or perhaps you came across in it when googling your symptoms. But what are muscle adhesions? A muscle adhesion is scar tissue that has developed in the muscles. It can cause muscle weakness, pain, and a limited range of motion. And it frequently goes undiagnosed. … Read More

What is IASTM and what are the benefits?

Nicole ClarkIASTMLeave a Comment

“Just a minute while I go get my scraper…” my colleague said to his patient. I thought about what might be going through his patient’s mind. What is a scraper? Will I have any skin left when he is done? Is it really as bad as it sounds? My colleague was referring to a small plastic device that was triangular … Read More

IASTM/Graston Vs. Deep Tissue Massage – How are they different?

Nicole ClarkIASTMLeave a Comment

As a Chiropractor, I’ve known about the Graston technique for a long time, but over the last few years, other similar treatments and tools have started becoming popular. These include Gua Sha, Hawk Grips, the Echo Muscle Reliever etc. Whether we are referring to Graston, Gua Sha or any similar tool, these all fall under the IASTM umbrella and therefore … Read More