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Chapter 4b: Mechanical and Neurophysiologic Responses to IASTM

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Mechanical Effects of IASTM Mechanotransduction is the physiologic process where cells both sense and respond to mechanical loads. Biomechanically, IASTM decreases the resistance of the involved tissue(s), providing a direct improvement in the range of motion (ROM) of the areas being treated (Ostojic et al 2014). When a rigid instrument (IASTM) is used, the device […]