Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM)
The SASTM (Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) Method, developed by David Graston, is a form of soft tissue mobilization, which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction. The SASTM method allows the clinician to detect adhesions and treat them in an alternate manner utilizing a variety of ceramic-polymer based tools, as opposed to using hands alone. The instruments used also provide the clinician with a mechanical advantage and are also sensitive to subtle restrictions in the tissue. SASTM has proven highly effective results, as it provides an innovative method to expedite the restoration and recovery of patients to full, functional lives. Trinity Wellness clinicians have been successful using this method as part of the treatment regimen for any conditions that result in adhered or bound up tissue, as well as conditions that need a stimulus to initiate healing.
If you have been dealing with a chronic condition that has been resitant to previous theraupeutic attempts, please call us today and see if you are a good candidate to for SASTM. We regularly experience breakthrough's in tough conditions when we apply this method to your injury.
The majority of Trinity Wellness physical therapists have been trained and certified in the SASTM method.