IASTM In Columbia

One-on-One Care by Expert Physical Therapists

Our expert team of Doctorates in Physical Therapy (DPTs) employ a hands-on, one-on-one approach in administering Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). Unlike the majority of other physical therapy clinics, we utilize specialized metal or plastic tools in a unique, personalized technique that gently manipulates your skin to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and accelerate healing.

IASTM could be the solution you’ve been seeking if you’re grappling with chronic pain or a debilitating condition. We’re here not just to help you understand this method, but to effectively utilize it in addressing your specific situation. To explore how our personalized approach could work for you, schedule an appointment with one of our DPTs today.

Conditions Treated by IASTM

IASTM has demonstrated success in treating a broad spectrum of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Back, neck, and hip pain
  • Achilles tendonitis, heel pain, and other muscle imbalances
  • Chronic joint swelling due to sprains or strains
  • Scarring from post-surgical or traumatic procedures
  • Plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and more

Why Tools in Physical Therapy?

Why do we use tools in physical therapy? Tools aid our DPTs in effectively dissolving scar tissue and connective tissue restrictions, ensuring more accurate detection and treatment of affected areas. Depending on your unique needs, our DPTs can apply varying pressures and speeds to either stimulate or inhibit muscle contractions.

This may lead to a mild inflammatory response in the treated muscles, ligaments, or tendons. While this might seem counterintuitive, inflammation is a natural component of your body’s healing process and can catalyze faster recovery.

In the same vein, our method is exceptional in dismantling adhesions and scars that might have formed due to surgeries, repetitive injuries, or immobilization. By breaking down these barriers, IASTM fosters functional restoration, often improving patients’ conditions beyond their previous state.

Benefits of IASTM

Among other benefits, IASTM can address:

  • Pain during movement
  • Issues with muscle recruitment
  • Limited mobility
  • Motor control problems

Get Started with IASTM Today

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, find daily tasks challenging due to pain, or believe you could benefit from IASTM, don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact our clinic and schedule an appointment with one of our DPTs, who are dedicated to establishing the optimal treatment plan for you. Don’t endure unnecessary suffering – choose our distinct, one-on-one physical therapy approach today. We’re here to solve your underlying issues and help you reclaim a healthier, pain-free life.

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Such a great physical therapy office! I recently received treatment for my forearm from Brandon Young here at Ascent PT. He did a comprehensive evaluation of my injury and developed an in-depth, individualized treatment plan for me. He was excellent at the dry needling and E Stim, and all of the exercises he assigned me helped strengthen the relevant areas. I loved having a one-on-one, hour-long appointment every time I came in! Amazing friendly staff too that greet you when you walk in the door too! Best PT office in Columbia, SC. Will be coming here every time I need PT. 

Beverly Breuer

Katie at Ascent was knowledgeable, attentive, thorough and encouraging. She communicated well during each session and was genuinely interested  in my health. I enjoyed each session, not only because I was given the tools to progress, but I also enjoyed Katie as a person. She treated me with professionalism and provided great customer service. 


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