Walnut Creek Shadelands - 925.934.6373 | Walnut Creek Downtown - 925.378.7652 | Pleasanton - 925.426.6986

Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM)

SOUND ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION (SASTM)

Repetitive motion produces an inflammation process which, over time, results in chronic pain. This inflammation process produces scar tissue which creates muscular imbalances, resulting in decreased performance. SASTM treatment uses specialized instruments designed to detect and treat scar tissue. The treatments allow for the remodeling of connective tissue by reintroducing controlled amounts of micro-trauma. The instruments allow the therapist to detect and treat soft tissue adhesions more efficiently and effectively than traditional methods. Indications for SASTM: Scar Mobility and fascial restrictions SASTM can accomplish the following: Release of Fascial Restrictions and Adhesions Separates and Breaks Down Collagen Cross-links Splays and Stretches Connective Tissue and Muscle Fibers Increases Skin Temperature Facilitates Reflex Changes in Chronic Muscle Holding Patterns Increases Rate and Amount of Blood Flow to and from the Area Increases Histamine Response Secondary to Mast Cell Activity.

 

What We Treat

  • Spinal pain including but not limited to disc herniations, spondylolysis, scoliosis, post-surgical fusion, muscle strains, and spasms
  • Chronic pain including conditions such as fibromyalgia
  • Hip, knee, and ankle/foot pain and dysfunction
  • Shoulder, elbow, and wrist/hand pain and dysfunction
  • Tension Headaches, Migraine, and Pain
  • Vertigo, Vestibular Rehab
  • Balance Training and Fall Prevention
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation including but not limited to joint replacement, ACL repair, meniscal repair, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, bunionectomy, spinal fusion

Services & Techniques

  • Manual therapy and joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release and muscle energy techniques
  • Movement analysis for gait, running, and/or functional movements
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic and functional exercise for strengthening and flexibility
  • Balance training
  • Functional Movement System
  • Postural and ergonomic training
  • Vagus Nerve Activation including Advance PRRT
  • The Graston Technique® (now commonly referred to as SASTM)
  • Kinesiotaping®
  • Pelvic Health and Rehab

Meet our Team

At our clinics we combine our expertise in movement and pain with our belief in compassion and respect.

Make an Appointment

Walnut Creek – Shadelands
301 Lennon Ln, #202
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 934-6373

Walnut Creek – Downtown
1840 San Miguel Dr #100
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 378-7652

Pleasanton Physical Therapy
4456 Black Ave, #150
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 426-6986

Did You Know?

When something is out of balance, runners most often complain of knee pain.

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