Shift Performance PT

IASTM IN Knoxville

At Shift Performance Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to helping former athletes and active individuals overcome the challenges of chronic pain and injuries. Our approach goes beyond pain relief; we strive to improve your overall quality of life. We understand the frustration that comes from being unable to participate in the activities you love and are committed to helping you regain movement and functionality. A key part of our treatment repertoire is Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), a highly effective manual therapy technique for a wide range of conditions.


Understanding IASTM at Shift Performance PT

What is IASTM? IASTM is an advanced form of physical therapy where our therapists use specialized tools to manipulate the skin and underlying soft tissues. It’s designed to reduce pain and inflammation and promote natural healing, offering a unique approach to soft tissue treatment.

IASTM Mechanics: IASTM involves precise tool manipulation to target scar tissue and fascial restrictions, reducing pain and restoring normal function and flexibility. It’s particularly effective for chronic conditions, improving soft tissue functionality.


Conditions Treated by IASTM

IASTM is versatile in treating various conditions common among former athletes and active individuals, such as back and neck pain, hip pain, tendonitis, myofascial pain, muscle imbalances, and more. It’s particularly effective for conditions like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and plantar fasciitis.


The IASTM Process in Knoxville

IASTM Session Overview: IASTM uses therapeutic tools for effective targeting and treatment of scar tissue and connective tissue restrictions. Tailored to each patient’s condition, the treatment varies in pressure and speed to stimulate healing.

Body’s Healing Response to IASTM: IASTM induces a controlled inflammatory response, accelerating the healing process and improving mobility and pain reduction.

Advantages of IASTM: This technique effectively breaks down adhesions and scar tissue, aiding in functional restoration and regaining lost movement and strength.


Why Choose IASTM at Shift Performance PT?

Expert Application: Our therapists are experts in IASTM, tailoring the treatment to each patient’s specific health condition, ensuring a safe and effective therapy experience.

Comprehensive Treatment Approach: IASTM is integrated with other physical therapy modalities, targeting not just symptoms but the root causes of discomfort for a holistic recovery.

Committed to Your Rehabilitation: Our goal is to assist you in returning to the activities you enjoy, providing exceptional care and treatment throughout your recovery journey.

If you’re experiencing pain, limited motion, or motor control issues, consider IASTM as part of your recovery process. Contact Shift Performance Physical Therapy in Knoxville for a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan.

Begin Your Journey to Recovery: Don’t let physical limitations restrict your life. Contact us for IASTM therapy and start your path to a pain-free, active lifestyle. We are here to guide you back to the activities you love, stronger and without pain.


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Nicholas Guerra

Great experience at Shift PT! Blake is always willing to listen to any problems you have and takes time to walk through what that could mean and how you can work towards recovery. If you want to get back to an active lifestyle, this is your place! 

brandon kitts

If you’re ever dealing with pain keeping you from your workouts or daily life activities I would definitely recommend Blake. He cares about his patients and wants you to be the best version of yourself. If you’re looking for the best then you’ve gotta give Shift the call!