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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713575/the-efficacy-of-instrument-assisted-soft-tissue-mobilization-a-systematic-review
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Scott W Cheatham, Matt Lee, Matt Cain, Russell Baker
BACKGROUND: Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilizing effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. Several IASTM tools and techniques are available such as the Graston® technique. Currently, there are no systematic reviews that have specifically appraised the effects of IASTM as a treatment or to enhance joint range of motion (ROM). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to systematically appraise the current evidence assessing the effects of IASTM as an intervention to treat a musculoskeletal pathology or to enhance joint ROM...
September 2016: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27390432/the-effect-of-graston-technique-on-the-pain-and-range-of-motion-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
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Jeong-Hoon Lee, Dong-Kyu Lee, Jae-Seop Oh
UNLABELLED: [Purpose] Clinicians have reported the effects of various instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) in patients. The purpose of this study was to investigated the effects of the Graston technique and general exercise on pain and range of motion (ROM) in patients with CLBP. [Subjects and Methods] 30 patients with CLBP participated in the study (Graston technique: 15; CONTROL: 15). Before and after the 4-week intervention program, pain was assessed using a visual analog scale (VAS)...
June 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26952165/successful-treatment-of-a-guitarist-with-a-finger-joint-injury-using-instrument-assisted-soft-tissue-mobilization-a-case-report
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M Terry Loghmani, Amy J Bayliss, Greg Clayton, Evelina Gundeck
Finger injuries are common and can greatly affect a musician's quality of life. A 55-year-old man, who had injured the proximal interphalangeal joint of the left index finger 6 months prior to any intervention, was treated with a manual therapy approach incorporating instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). Initial examination findings included self-reported pain and functional limitations and physical impairments that significantly impeded his ability to play the acoustic guitar. He was treated once a week for 6 weeks with IASTM, joint mobilization, therapeutic exercise, and ice massage...
December 2015: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26491622/a-novel-approach-for-the-reversal-of-chronic-apparent-hamstring-tightness-a-case-report
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Russell T Baker, Bethany L Hansberger, Lindsay Warren, Alan Nasypany
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Movement dysfunction in the trunk and lower extremity (e.g., apparent hamstring tightness) may produce pain, as well as decrease range of motion, function, and performance in athletes. Novel treatments not frequently studied in the literature, such as Total Motion Release® (TMR®) and instrument-assisted soft -tissue mobilization (IASTM), have anecdotal claims of immediate, gross gains of mobility that far exceed conventionally reported results. The purpose of this case report was to examine the efficacy of TMR® in treating an apparent tissue tightness/extensibility dysfunction and to determine if IASTM would improve outcomes if TMR® techniques failed to produce maintained improvement...
October 2015: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25226939/inhibitory-effects-of-instrument-assisted-neuromobilization-on-hyperactive-gastrocnemius-in-a-hemiparetic-stroke-patient
#5
Jeong Jae Lee, Jae Jin Lee, Do Hyun Kim, Sung Joshua Hyun You
An instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) technique has recently been used specifically to inhibit hypertonic muscles and to lengthen muscle fiber shortness. However, it is unknown whether IASTM will show such promising inhibition effects on excessive ankle plantarflexion following stroke. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to use electromyographic (EMG) analysis to determine the ability of IASTM to reduce gastrocnemius (GCM) hypertonicity and concurrently facilitate tibialis anterior (TA) lengthening in a stroke patient...
2014: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25225465/feasibility-of-using-the-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-in-academic-health-centers-case-series-design-on-pain-reduction-after-chiropractic-care
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Jeanmarie R Burke
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test the utility of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) as a resource for collecting data on patient-reported outcomes (PRO) within academic health centers at a chiropractic college; and, to describe changes in PRO following pragmatic chiropractic care incorporating instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) on pain symptoms. METHODS: This was a pre-post intervention design without a control group (case series) involving 25 patients (14 females and 11 males; 40...
September 2014: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24567849/acute-effects-of-instrument-assisted-soft-tissue-mobilization-for-improving-posterior-shoulder-range-of-motion-in-collegiate-baseball-players
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Kevin Laudner, Bryce D Compton, Todd A McLoda, Chris M Walters
BACKGROUND: Due to the repetitive rotational and distractive forces exerted onto the posterior shoulder during the deceleration phase of the overhead throwing motion, limited glenohumeral (GH) range of motion (ROM) is a common trait found among baseball players, making them prone to a wide variety of shoulder injuries. Although utilization of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), such as the Graston® Technique, has proven effective for various injuries and disorders, there is currently no empirical data regarding the effectiveness of this treatment on posterior shoulder tightness...
February 2014: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
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