Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation uses a specially made tool to help improve the tension of muscles and fascia. This helps to reduce pain, and increase function, by reducing the neurological pain signals.
This method of treatment is ideal for quickly affecting large muscles groups such as (though not exclusively) hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes. After discussion with the patient, this form of treatment will be worked into the treatment programme.
Patients may be asked to “dress down” so that the symptomatic area is visible. This enables a more accurate functional diagnosis. Please dress in sensible clothes, for example: a sports bra and shorts for ladies and shorts for the gentlemen.