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Astym vs IASTM, Are they Different?

Astym vs Iastm  Astym treatment is very different from IASTM.   Astym is a highly effective and safe soft tissue therapy.  Astym was scientifically developed, has a sound research base, and has standardized, highly-effective protocols – all of which make it different and a much better treatment than IASTM.           IASTM stands for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, and has come to mean any type of tool assisted massage.  Sometimes it goes by the shortened name of ISTM, or by particular brands of

suffering from headaches?

Headaches: What Pharmaceutical Companies Don’t Want You To Know

Almost 50% of people throughout the world suffer from headaches, and 15-20 % of those headaches come from the neck.  These headaches may be felt in the front or top of the head, behind the eye, the base of the neck, or even have a sinus feeling component.  People suffering from headaches stemming from the neck don’t always get relief from pain medications but thankfully there are drug-free conservative solutions that offer lasting relief. Signs Your Headaches May Be Coming From

Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Asheville

You have probably heard friends or family members talking about their “carpal tunnel.”   When people talk about carpal tunnel what they actually are referring to is carpal tunnel syndrome.  Carpal tunnel syndrome is a cluster of symptoms that happen when a nerve in your wrist is being compressed.  Some of the common symptoms include pain, numbness and weakness on the thumb side of the hand and the thumb itself.  Several conditions are associated with carpal tunnel syndrome including

ASTYM – What is Astym and How Does it Work?

What is Astym?  Astym treatment is a physical therapy treatment that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. Astym treatment is highly effective for restoring movement and reducing pain from soft tissue injury/dysfunction, and Astym even works when other approaches routinely fail.  One of the main reasons for this is that Astym was designed to target the underlying cause of many soft tissue problems, rather than just trying to relieve symptoms. Here are some of

Running Injuries

As spring comes around many people are thinking about ways to stay or become active this year.  Asheville has a huge population of runners, I like that it is easy to set goals and monitor progress when choosing running over other ways to maintain health. There are many local running groups which make it easier to keep up for those who need external motivation. With all physical activity, however, there are also some pitfalls associated. Studies have shown that 50%