RockBlades IASTM Physical Therapy Tool Set, Soft Tissue Mobilization ob
RockBlades IASTM Physical Therapy Tool Set, Soft Tissue Mobilization ob

RockBlades IASTM Physical Therapy Tool Set, Soft Tissue Mobilization ob

Regular price $ 599.00 Sale price $ 545.00
1 in stock

Like New - Item will come in original packaging and includes all accessories. Comes with a 30-day warranty. Comes as pictured.

There are many established methods of treatment for both acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. Examples of treatments methods (non-inclusive) are massage, dry needling, active release technique, heat, ice, vibration, taping, exercise, including stretching, and other passive modalities like therapeutic ultrasound. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue manipulation (IASTM) is one of those methods. IASTM or tools assist in reducing adhesions and increase healing rates of targeted tissue. Gua Sha was the first instrument assisted technique dating back to ~220 BC (Nelson, 2013). The original Gua Sha instruments were made from spoons, coins, jars, wood, bamboo, bone, or jade. The goal of Gua Sha was to intentionally create petechiae and ecchymosis (sha) by scraping the soft tissue. Raising sha is theorized to remove blood stagnation and to promote normal circulation and metabolic processes. In the mid-1990s, David Graston, a pioneer of IASTM, created a method and instruments for treating soft tissue injuries. Since the development of Graston Technique, nearly twenty-five other instruments and similar or novel techniques have been developed based on the original Gua Sha philosophy. The problem with many of these instruments and techniques is the need for numerous tools (up to 6) and expense (many greater than $3,000 for tools and education). As a response to the needs of clinicians to have access to an affordable and universal tool, RockTape developed the RockBlades. The affordability and ease of one tool allows for clinics with numerous treatment rooms to afford a tool in each room.