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Sports Injuries

Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Do you have chronic injuries that may be sports related? Have you ever sprained your ankle? Have you ever had ankle, knee or hip surgeries with the impression that normal range of motion would return, and has not returned back to at least 60%?

Have you ever had shin splints that never seem to heal? Well if you can answer yes to any of these questions, then we have news for you! Dr. Ingram specializes in a technique called Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization technique (SASTM), which aides in breaking down soft tissue injuries that are trauma related. Here is how?

Man nursing a sports-related injury

Woman injured while doing running sports

Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is a technique used to effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue formation found in muscle tissue. Fascial restrictions and Scar tissue adhesions can result from: immobilization, trauma, repeated sprain/strain, repetitive motion injuries, and post surgery. Specifically, scar tissue and fascial restrictions forms, post injury/surgery.

When the body is in a state of distress, the body will form patch-like tissue networks, in order to stabilize the body, to prevent re-injury. This patch like networks are formed soon after the injury has occurred. As time moves on, and as the injury begins to heal healthy tissue grows underneath the patch-like networks. This can present a problem because this area is compressed with an overabundance of unstable tissue.

The SASTM technique uses instruments that produce a sound wave, providing the doctor the ability to locate fascial restrictions. Once the area of fascial restriction is located, the instrument in conjunction with appropriate amounts of pressure can reduce adhesions, swelling, inflammation and pain. As a result of implementing this technique to affected areas, a local inflammatory response is produced which can initiate re-absorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue, and facilitate a cascade of healing activities resulting in remodeling of the affected scar tissue structures, as well as bringing healthy tissue to the forefront.

SASTM technique can be used for not only sports related injuries. It can also be utilized for acute/chronic injuries!

Listed below are some of the conditions that have benefited from SASTM!

  • Medial/Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis
  • Heel Pain / Achilles Tendonitis
  • DeQuervain?s Syndrome
  • Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars
  • Myofascial Pain Restrictions
  • Musculoskeletal Imbalances
  • Chronic Joint Swelling Associated with Sprain/Strains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Muscle Strains
  • Non-Acute Bursitis
  • Joint Contractures
  • Back Pain
  • Trigger Finger
  • Hip Pain (Replacements)
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Chronic Ankle Sprains
  • Acute Ankle Sprains
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

If you fall into this category, and would like to possibly increase your range of motion, overall function and reduction of pain to your problem area, contact us today, and we will see what we can do to improve your quality of life!