These IASTM tools will take your practice to the next level
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) involves the use of tools to perform myofascial release and improve soft tissue (fascia) mobility. These IASTM tools help and potentialize the technique effects. Being, thus, key to achieve a better result to recover muscles with less effort.
The necessity of using these instruments is, indeed, a very old perception. Myofascial release dates back to ancient Greece. It has been used since the gladiators realized that their recovery between fights could happen much quicker if a massage of some type could be performed on them. Then, with pieces of wood, rudimentary instruments were developed, so the message would be more effective and perform more incisive and direct pressure upon points of muscular tension.
Over time, however, the old accessories were replaced by other materials. Stainless steel is, among the current possibilities, the safer and most hygienic of them. It allows sterilization between patients and also is extremely resistant.
We, Reabilitech, invest in this innovation. Our team is formed by dedicated professionals from Engineering and Physiotherapy field, who develop anatomical designs for each type of tissue intended to be manipulated.
In this text, we will show you the variety of IASTM tools developed by us and the specific purpose of each of them. Check it out:
The first group of IASTM tools that we are going to see is, as we call it, the Mioblaster Line, which is very versatile and offers several uses for a single instrument.
- Punch: Due to its bevelled edge surface, the effort required to its application is smaller than if using the hand itself or other types of IASTM tools. It is capable, thus, of reaching deeper muscles more easily, while not generating discomfort for the patient. Besides, each of its extremities are suitable for different body regions, enhancing the application effectiveness. The larger arc-shaped side, for example, is intended to release smaller muscles, such as posterior arm or posterior calf region;
- Handlebar: this IASTM tool also has several uses and does not cause discomfort during its application. The concave part of it is ideal to perform myofascial release on large groups and sets of muscle fibers. The convex, on the other hand, reaches smaller groups. Even the tips of the handlebar can be used, achieving smaller and punctual musculature areas;
- Hook: the Hook has two concavities. The larger one achieve larger muscle groups. The smaller one is perfect to reach leg or wrist lower posterior region. In addition, the flat extremities can also release facial musculature;
- Gout: Just like the others IASTM tools we saw, all sides of gout can be used. It is suitable for superficial muscle release;
- Half moon: this one can reach both larger as well as smaller muscle groups. This accessory shape makes myofascial release on lumbar region, for example, much more effective.
The second group we are going to show you is the Gartilex Line, which was specifically designed to release trigger points.
- Pen: It has an extremely polished tip that reaches trigger points in deep regions. As well as other areas, like the suboccipital region, which always accumulates a lot of tension among people who use computer frequently;
- Stamp: this IASTM tool is ideal to release larger trigger points in dorsal region, lower limbs etc.;
- Thumb: Loved among many physiotherapists, the Thumb is very popular because with it the practice becomes much easier. This instrument replaces the need of using the thumb itself to perform punctual slips. It can also be used to release trigger points!
These are the best tools for Myofascial Release out there! If you are interested in them feel free to contact us and know more! Access our home page to more details!