Dr. Reddick and Dr. Tah are now both certified in SASTM. Wondering what it is and how it can help you?
In 1987 David Graston suffered a life-altering injury when he dislocated his knee in a water-skiing accident. After reconstructive surgery and a long rehabilitation program, he was able to regain strength, but not range of motion. The therapist showed him how to perform cross-friction massage on the surgical scar, which he found beneficial. He started performing this massage continuously. Shortly after this he was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. This began the evolution of Sound-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization.
Based on the “Gua Sha” technique used in Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years SASTM assists in cross-fiber massage. This is used to find and break down areas exhibiting soft-tissue fibrosis or constant inflammation. The micro trauma inflicted through the instrument initiates a healing flow, and then ice and stretching are used to help control pain, remodel tissue and restore function.
Soft tissue mobilization has been used to treat a number of diagnoses for some time. Sound-assisted soft tissue mobilization has most effectively been used in the restoration of function and the reduction of pain. Below is a list thus far of diagnoses SASTM can help to treat:
Achilles Tendonitis (Heel Pain)
Ankle Strains/Sprains (Medial/Lateral)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Pain (Neck)
DeQuervain's Syndrome (Gamer’s thumb)
Lumbar/Sacral Pain (Low Back)
Patellar Tendonitis (Anterior Knee Pain)
Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
Sacral Iliac Pain (Low Back)
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Thoracic Pain (Mid Back)
Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis
So if you are suffering with any of these conditions this is an opportunity to get to the cause of your pain rather than just masking it with medication. Please ask our staff for more information about this groundbreaking technique. We can’t wait to help you!